5 Reasons Our Eyes Look Tired Even After Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

There are times when even after getting a sound sleep for 8 to 9 hours, your eyes look puffy and tired the next day. The most frustrating part is when others point it out.

Dark circles and droopy eyelids are common when you are stressed or did not get a restful night’s sleep. But all the confusion begins when it happens on any random day. Unfortunately, sleeplessness is not the reason why your eyes look tired and puffy in the morning. Here are 5 other reasons your eyes might look tired.


Eye allergy is another reason why your eyes look tired and puffy. When small particles like pollen or cat hair come in contact with the eyes our body produces chemicals called histamine, that dilates the blood vessels beneath the eyes, increases blood flow and causes inflammation.


Lack of water in the body can make you look tired and leads to swelling of eyes. This happens because the skin around your eyes is very sensitive and dehydration can make them look exhausted. So, even after getting seven to eight hours of sleep, drink plenty of fluid.

Intake Of Salty Food

Excess salt intake can lead to water retention in the body, especially around your eyes. The fluid retention can stretch the super-thin skin around your eyes and make them look tired. Reduce your salt intake and drink more water to reduce the inflammation.

Excess Caffeine Intake

The morning cup of coffee is very important, but if you have a habit of drinking 4-5 cups of coffee in a day then your eyes might look swollen in the morning. Excess of caffeine intake dehydrates you and makes you look dull and tired. Reduce your coffee intake and drink green tea, which is packed with antioxidants and helps to keep your skin healthy.


Squinting, straining to see far-away objects, or struggling to read can strain your eyes, which dilates the blood vessels and leads to dark circles and puffiness. Take a break from your computer screen after 20 minutes. Also, meet your eye doctor to know if you need glasses.

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