Probably, many faced with the problem of involuntary contractions of the muscles around the eyes. This problem is quite common and in certain circumstances can occur in anyone. Why eye twitches? What to do if you are faced with this problem?

Involuntary rapid, intermittent contraction of the muscle or group of muscles is called a nervous tick. So the answer to the question of why the eye twitches are usually very simple: you have a nervous eye twitch. However, in order to cope with the problem, you need to determine the causes of a nervous TIC and eliminate them — then my eyes and stop moving. A nervous TIC is a consequence of problems with the nervous system, so the reason must be sought in this area.

The most common cause of twitching of the facial muscles is overexertion or fatigue (both mental and physical). You enough sleep at night? Working in a tight rhythm? You often go on business trips? You have serious emotional problems? You have recently had sickness and still feel the weakness? If you answered "Yes" to at least one of these questions, you do not need to ponder why eye twitches: you already know the answer.

To eyes stopped twitching, you have to firmly squeeze the eyelids, inhale deeply, exhale and open your eyes. Repeat this exercise five times. However, it is important to remember that this technique will help you to cope with the tick "here and now", but will not eliminate the cause, and eventually the eye might start to twitch again.

If you are faced with a twitch of an eye, it is important to understand that your body gives you the signal that you are tired and need rest. So to start, have a good rest, take a day off or a short break to allow the body to fully recover. Also, in such cases, it is recommended physical exercises, water procedures. Some people need a change of scenery.

Perhaps there is a sense to drink sedatives. Just do not need to run to the pharmacy for pills start with herbal infusions and herbal remedies, but if they won't help, better to consult a doctor who will be able to choose the most suitable sedative. Try to drink less coffee and strong tea, and for a time, refrain from spicy and spicy foods.

Sometimes the eye can twitch because you spend too much time at the computer. Try to reduce the time spent on the monitor. If this is not possible (due to the nature of your work, for example), take breaks regularly. Can try exercises for the eyes: it strengthens eye muscles and helps to prevent teak.

Also involuntary muscle twitching can be associated with magnesium deficiency in the body. Magnesium is important for good functioning of the nervous system, and its deficiency may cause problems with the system, in particular to tick. To remedy the lack of magnesium in the diet include rich in these micronutrients products: cereals, legumes, nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin, rye bread, vegetable greens.

Together with magnesium in the body has to do a b vitamins (particularly B6) which promote its absorption: it happens sometimes that the magnesium in the body food enters enough, but it is not digested fully.

If all these methods do not help and tics going on continuously for weeks, or even longer, you should consult a specialist. A neurologist will determine why twitching eye and prescribe the appropriate treatment. In some cases, TIC is only a symptom of organic disease, which needs treatment. Muscle twitching eyes can be a symptom of serious diseases (injuries and diseases of the brain, middle ear disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke), therefore do not postpone visit to the doctor for a long time.

So, if you have a twitch in my eye, the first thing you need to relax and calm the nerves. If this doesn't help, consult a neurologist who will determine the cause of a nervous TIC and help you to cope with the problem.