Select Page

What are dry eyes?

Dry eyes occur when an individual’s tears cannot adequately lubricate the surface of the eyes.

Why do dry eyes happen?

There are several reasons for inadequate tear production. Dry eyes may occur if the tear quality is poor or if the eyes don’t produce enough tears.

What are nighttime dry eyes?

Nighttime dry eyes and severe dry eye symptoms that occur at night. The use of eye drops for nighttime dry eye relief can be troublesome.


Dry eyes can occur at night. If a person wakes up with dry, itchy eyes or has eyes that are crusty and sticky, they may have dry eyes. There are severe dry eye symptoms that indicate a person may have nighttime dry eyes. These include:

  • Sensitivity to light upon awakening and during the day
  • Red eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Tired eyes
  • Watery eyes cause further irritation by washing away natural lubricants.
  • Eye discharge
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Scratchy, burning, or stinging of the eyes
  • Stringy mucus on the eyes or eyelids


At night, when the eyes are not active, the eye’s surface can become dry and irritated. There are a couple of reasons people experience dry eyes at night and upon awakening: partially open lids and low production of tears.

Nocturnal lagophthalmos-

the scientific term for incomplete lid closure at night, can cause the eyes’ surface to become dry and irritated. Some reasons for partially open lids are facial palsy and deformity of the eye id. Sometimes this can happen when people have eyelid surgery. One method of closing the eyelid is to tape eyes shut at night with paper tape to prevent further irritation!

Resting metabolism –

can cause drier eyes during sleep for those who suffer from chronic dry eyes.

Decreased blood circulation –

can cause less blood flow to the eyes during sleep, causing dry eye symptoms.

Blepharitis –

Inflammation of the eyelids producing crusty sticky substances on the eyelids.

Contact Lenses –

wearing it to bed at night.


 Theralife Eye Capsules – for nighttime dry eye relief.

Increase tear production during the night with TheraLife Eye Enhanced taken a right before bedtime.

Moisture Eye goggles –

A less drastic and more natural solution is moisture goggles from Eye goggles can provide nighttime dry eye relief and better sleep – they hold in moisture and promote eye comfort.

Combination Therapy-

TheraLIfe Eye capsules plus moisture goggles works best.

Taking four capsules of TheraLife Eye Enhanced right before bed allows the body to naturally produce tears for nighttime dry eye relief throughout the night. Wear moisture goggles for additional protection.

Artificial tears-

Especially gel drops often prescribed by eye doctors for severe dry eye symptoms have proven to work to relieve dryness. Do not touch the tip of the bottle to avoid contamination. Do note that gel artificial tears will give you blurry vision temporarily.

Taping eyelids close with a paper tap –

to keep eyelids closed at night.


There are several severe complications for dry eye sufferers. These can present as eye infections, damage to the eyes’ surface, and decreased quality of life.


Some ways to prevent these painful effects of nighttime dry eyes include:

  • Avoid air blowing directly into the eyes while sleeping
  • Add moisture to the air with a humidifier
  • Wear protective eyewear such as a sleep mask or goggles
  • Avoid overuse of artificial tears before bedtime, which can lead to lower tear production
  • Use TheraLife products for a natural preventive measure.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses going to sleep.

How to Test for Partially Open Eyes During Sleep

A simple test for partially open lids at night is to wet a gauze pad with clean water and tape it to the skin around the affected eye before bed. Make sure to use paper tape to avoid injuring the delicate skin around the eyes. Upon waking, if eyes are no longer dry at night, then it is likely that the lids are partially open during the night.

Why TheraLife Works 

As a leader in chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife attacks the source of the problem. TheraLife targets underactive tear secretion. For those who suffer from nighttime dry eyes, TheraLife can end the pain and discomfort of dry eyes with their complete line of products. Let’s prevent further irritation. Theralife uses only natural ingredients that work. No more eye drops.

What is in TheraLife Eye Starter Kit?

The TheraLife Eye Enhanced Starter Kit contains everything needed for dry eye relief. The kit includes:

  • Four bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced
  • One bottle of Omega-e Fish Oil
  • One Eye Lid Cleanser
  • One Hot Compress

TheraLife Eye helps the body revive and restore natural tears for sustainable, lasting relief. Use the TheraLife Eye Enhanced dry eye starter kit for people who suffer from nighttime dry eyes. When combined with a sleep mask or moisture goggles, dry eye symptoms can be lessened or eliminated at night. Don’t suffer from nighttime dry eyes anymore. Get all-natural relief with the complete line of TheraLife products.

Next Step

Call and talk to a doctor toll-free 1-877-917-1989 US/Canada, International (650) 949-6080


  1. Akpek featured in Bloomberg Businessweek article for her work with artificial corneas with the GORE-TEX Eye.
  1. Dr. Karakus and Dr. Akpek show the impact of dry eye disease on reading rate in JHU Hub article.
  2. Dr. Akpek discusses the common health conditions that can cause dry eyes in Bustle.
  3. Dr. Akpek reviews more than 60 peer-reviewed publications regarding the treatments utilized in Sjögren’s Syndrome dry eye.
  4. Dr. Akpek and Dr. Hessen investigate a group of patients with Sjogren’s syndrome; they report the ocular and systemic diseases experiences by these patients on follow-up.
  5. Dr. Karakus and Dr. Akpek study the role and clinical correlation of using novel autoantibody testing for Sjögren’s Syndrome in patients with dry eye disease.
  1. A. Smith, J. Albenz, C. Begley, and B. Caffery, “The epidemiology of dry eye disease: report of the epidemiology subcommittee of the international dry eye workshop (2007),” The Ocular Surface, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 93–107, 2007.
  2. A. Lemp, C. Baudouin, J. Baum et al., “The definition and classification of dry eye disease: report of the definition and classification subcommittee of the international dry eye workshop (2007),” The Ocular Surface, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 75–92, 2007.

9.J. P. Craig, K. K. Nichols, E. K. Akpek et al., “TFOS DEWS II definition and classification report,” The Ocular Surface, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 276–283, 2017.

10.C. M. González, “Análisis de citación y de redes sociales para el estudio del uso de revistas en centros de investigación: an approach to the development of collections,” Ciência da Informação, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 46–55, 2009.

11.D. Torres-Salinas, E. D. López-Cózar, and E. Jiménez-contreras, “Redes de citación de las revistas españolas de Ciencias Sociales 1994-2006,” Revista Española de Documentación Científica, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 34–50, 2009.

  1. NetExplorer®, “Analyzing citation patterns in scientific literature,” 2019, Citation Network Explorer. [Consultado el 8 Febrero 2019]Disponible en: .
  2. J. van Eck and L. Waltman, “Citation-based clustering of publications using CitNetExplorer and VOSviewer,” Scientometrics, vol. 111, no. 2, pp. 1053–1070, 2017.
  3. Miljanović, R. Dana, D. A. Sullivan, and D. A. Schaumberg, “Impact of dry eye syndrome on vision-related quality of life,” American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 143, no. 3, pp. 409–415.e2, 2007.
  1. A. J. Bron, “Methodologies to diagnose and monitor dry eye disease: report of the diagnostic methodology subcommittee of the international dry eye WorkShop (2007),” The Ocular Surface, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 108–152, 2007.
  2. B. D. Sullivan, D. Whitmer, K. K. Nichols et al., “An objective approach to dry eye disease severity,” Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 6125–6130, 2010.




Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest