My right lower eyelid has been twitching like mad since I woke up this morning. And I realise that this has been happening in the past without me doing any research about it. Until now.
According to The University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center:
“Ocular myokymia is the involuntary twitching of the eyelid and it is often caused by stress, lack of sleep or too much caffeine. This occasional twitching typically disappears and does not become a problem unless it persists or extends to other parts of the face.”
I don’t have stress but I definitely don’t get as much sleep as I should, and I am a fan of coffee and tea – 1 in the morning, 2 or 3 at work, and 1 more when I get home after work. Maybe I’m not getting enough sleep because of my caffeine intake. Gees, you think?! 😉
Then there’s a Chinese superstition that believe that twitching in the right eyelids means that something good is going to happen to you. Ok then. (FYI: if it’s on the left, it’s no good)
On my trawling, I also found a very informative blog post by a fellow eyelid-twitching sufferer. Damn I love the Internet.