caret icon Back to all discussions

Correlation between dry eye and sleeplessness?

I struggle with sleep for a variety of reasons, including my autoimmune disease, but sometimes I feel like the pressure in my eyes makes it difficult to sleep as well.

Does this happen to anyone else?

  1. I haven't experienced this feeling of pressure in my eyes. It sounds uncomfortable. Have you mentioned this to your eye specialist and had your pressure measured? Wendy, Advocate.

    1. I think I have had my pressure measured but I don't remember what happened with that. My optometrist hasn't really told me much about CDE so I'm kind of just figuring out most of it on my own.

  2. Pressure in my eyes was one of my most irritating feelings with dry eye. I remember going to my eye doctor often trying to explain this pressure feeling. As my dry eye has been better the pressure is less.

    1. So glad I'm not the only one but also sorry you can relate to this uncomfortable feeling. What has helped decrease pressure for you?

or create an account to reply.