Eyes Swelling: Are your eyes swollen when you wake up in the morning? Learn why this happens and other solutions!


Have you ever woken up with puffy eyes or heavy eyes? You are not alone in feeling this way. Many people feel this problem but do not know the reason behind it. Let's try to find out the reason why the eyes feel heavy or swollen as soon as they wake up in the morning.

Why do eyes get swollen?

Sometimes due to allergies, the blood vessels around the eyes get dilated and swollen. Apart from this, seasonal allergies or skin care products can also cause this problem.

- When the sinus problem increases due to cold or allergies, the blood vessels around the eyes can swell.

With age, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner, due to which its elasticity also decreases. This removes the fat accumulated around the eyes and causes swelling.

Along with how long you sleep, the quality of sleep is also important. Even if you do not sleep well, you may feel puffy or heavy eyes after waking up from sleep.

If you consume too much salt, it causes water to accumulate in the body, which can lead to puffiness around the eyes.


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How to reduce puffiness around the eyes?

Cucumber is best for the eyes. Cucumber slices contain antioxidants and their cooling effect helps reduce inflammation. Close your eyes and place cold cucumber slices on them for 10-15 minutes. This will give relief.

The caffeine and antioxidants in tea can help prevent blood vessels from dilating and reduce inflammation. That's why you can use tea bags for the eyes.

Ice also provides relief to the eyes and reduces swelling.


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Potatoes contain enzymes and starch, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Keeping thin pieces of potato on the eyes for 10 minutes can also provide relief.

Soaking cotton in cold milk and keeping it on the eyes also gives relief. It also hydrates the skin.