As individuals with poor sleep quality are more likely to have dry eyes, a study finds that sleeping on your back can help improve symptoms, reports the Daily News.
Dry eye syndrome is a complex array of symptoms that is thought to be due to tear film problems, eyelid gland function as well as related eyelid conditions. Studies have shown those with poor sleep quality, for whatever reason, including sleep apnea and those who have eyes that do not close properly at night, tend to be more likely to have dry eyes. A recent study has shown that simply sleeping on your side is also a factor. A study including 125 subjects involved testing symptoms and clinical signs of dry eyes, according to the standards of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, showed those people who sleep on their backs were much better off when it comes to their dry eye problems.