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    Ptosis is when one of your eyelids is drooping down.

    I get this when ever I sleep late. Usually it goes back to normal in a few days or a weeks if I get enough sleep.

    What usually happens to me is that I get it from sleeping really late(like 3 am) then my eyelid is drooped for a while, it goes back to normal after a bit.

    But this time it I can't seem to get it fully back to normal. I've started sleeping alot earlyer on weekdays(10) and on weekends I don't sleep at 3 anymore, I sleep at 1(still quite late I know) My eyelid has improved, at first I had this obvious extra fold, but the folds gone back to normal, but the right side of my eyelid is still drooping down a bit and looks bigger than my other one because of that.

    Anyone know a good way to stop this? should I just keep on sleeping earlyer and wait till it goes back to normal? should I get an eye patch and cover up my right eye during the day to give it extra rest?

    I'm also worried it might be diabetes....
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    You do not have ptosis and you cannot get it from lack of sleep....
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    ^ What he said. ^
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    You do not have ptosis and you cannot get it from lack of sleep....
    Actually he might do. The appearance of it can be exaggerated by irregular or inadequate sleeping hours.
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    (Original post by Ebbson)
    Actually he might do. The appearance of it can be exaggerated by irregular or inadequate sleeping hours.
    The common causes of ptosis is either you're born with it, acquire it through facial injury or it comes as your eye lid muscles weaken as you age. Lack of sleep is not severe enough to cause it. It only increases when people leave it untreated or do not try to strengthen their eye muscles.
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    Or a third nerve palsy, or maybe you've got horners syndrome.....
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    (Original post by Diaz89)
    The common causes of ptosis is either you're born with it, acquire it through facial injury or it comes as your eye lid muscles weaken as you age. Lack of sleep is not severe enough to cause it. It only increases when people leave it untreated or do not try to strengthen their eye muscles.
    well then how do you exercise the muscles?
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    Or a third nerve palsy, or maybe you've got horners syndrome.....
    Yes, or maybe myasthenia gravis, or thyroid eye disease....

    OP stop worrying, if you really want to get it checked out see your GP for a referral to see the ophthalmologist or us (neurologist)!
 
 
 
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