Why does it feel good to rub your eyes when you're waking up or falling asleep?!
Why does it feel good to rub your eyes when you're waking up or falling asleep?
When I was a kid, my parents always told me rubbing my eyes was bad for me. Of course, they never explained why. Why is it that when my eyes are tired, I have an urge to rub them?
When we are even slightly tense or stressed, the facial muscles are the first to tense up, even before the neck muscles. Simulating a yawn is one of the best things you can do to relieve feelings of tension!
Rubbing your eyes feels so good because you are stimulating muscles that never get a chance to really "stretch". However it IS bad for you, because you run the risk of scratching your cornea, or in some cases, even eroding the thin layer of tissue that holds the epithelium in place (the razor-thin layer of tissue that covers the surface of your eye).