07 December 2008 ~ 4 Comments

My Eyes are Tired All of the Time

“My eyes are tired all the time.”  Is this a complaint that you have heard uttered at one point?  Or maybe it is something that you frequently complain about, especially if your job involves looking at a computer for many hours.  Perhaps you work at night and the erratic working hours just make you think, “My eyes are tired all the time.”   You find that this is true even if you managed to catch some sleep.


If you feel that you are the only one who has ever said, “My eyes are tired all the time.” do not worry.  You are not alone.  This condition is actually very common and it can be experienced by any person, regardless of their age, sex, or ethnicity.   A person who suffers from this condition often say that their eyes and heads feel heavy.  In addition to this feeling of heaviness,  other symptoms associated with tired eyes include burning sensation, eye irritation, and redness.

Some of the most common causes of tired eyes include allergy, conjunctivitis, and pollution.

If at one point you have complained, “my eyes are tired all the time,” you will be pleased to know that are some home remedies available for this condition.   These treatments are proven to be effective.  One of the things that you can do to relax your eyes is to wash your face, especially the eye area, with cold water.  This can be done as often as possible.  Instead of just using plain cold water, you can also add in a small amount of lavender oil.    Just dip two pieces of cotton balls into the water and lavender oil solution.  After you have squeezed the excess liquid, place these pieces of cotton balls on your eyes.   As an alternative to lavender oil, you can also make a solution with tea.

Perhaps the most common home remedy treatment is that which involves slices of fresh cucumber.  Placing these cucumber slices over one’s eyes have been known to soothe tired eyes.  Others place the slices of cucumber inside the refrigerator for a few minutes before placing them on their eyes.   This gives a soothing and cooling effect to the tired eyes.  As an alternative to cucumber slices, you can also use tea bags.  Cold tea bags such as those of black, chamomile, or green tea can also be used.

Another home remedy for red and puffy eyes is the use of metal spoons.  These spoons can be placed in a glass filled with ice water.  It would be best to have a set of four spoons so you can alternate the spoons whenever they have become warm already.

A similar solution to the use of spoon is the use of cold milk.   Cold milk can also help reduce redness and swelling.    Dip two pieces of cotton balls in cold milk and then squeeze out the excess milk.  Place the moist cotton balls over your eyes.

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There are many ways to treat tired eyes, but one very important method is to simply get more sleep.  However, not even enough sleep can keep us from developing dark circles underneath our eyes.  If you have problems with dark circles, I’d recommend reading these simple home remedies that cure dark circles underneath the eyes.

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4 Responses to “My Eyes are Tired All of the Time”

  1. Alexa 3 January 2010 at 8:36 pm Permalink

    Thanks, this was so helpful!

  2. Krissy 11 May 2010 at 5:34 pm Permalink

    I have heard of most of these and they are very temporary. I try redness relief eye drops which work for most of the day for the burning. Also I get enough sleep, but could it be that I get too much sleep

  3. Ivan 21 July 2010 at 4:22 pm Permalink

    Another thing that I do which is similar to the cucumber solution is to cut 2 slices from a potatoe and put in on your eyes while your eyes are closed its the same remedy as with the cucumber only with potatoes and it works even better if you put the slices in a fridge for like 10 or 15 minutes.

  4. Travis 30 July 2010 at 10:51 pm Permalink

    I’m not sure, perhaps your eyes are drying out?