Pain and pressure behind the eyes can be caused by sinusitis. Infection of the sinuses can cause pain and pressure behind the eye. It causes pressure and pain behind the eyes in headaches and migraines.
How Do I Prevent Pain & Pressure Behind the Eyes in My Head?
If you find that you are having pain and pressure behind your eyes during sleep, you should try to relax your head and eyes by using the following remedies:
Take an acetaminophen or ibuprofen capsule at least 2 hours before bed.
Wash your face, neck and shoulders with cool, non-irritating soap.
Do not get alcohol during sleep, especially if you are experiencing night sweats.
Keep your room temperature as cool as possible, and do not use the bathroom during sleep, especially in hot weather or if you are dehydrated.
Sleep on a padded pillow of different textures. You may like to try one made of cotton, wool or a gel.
Avoid taking cold or heat-based medications or food while you are having sleep.
Use a warm towel when you are sleeping to absorb heat. Keep the towel between you and the temperature in your room.
Try to do some meditation and exercise.
Do not smoke or ingest alcoholic beverages while you are sleeping.
Do not have a lot of sex.
Do not consume caffeine or alcohol while you are having sleep.
Wear a light sleep mask or use an ear protector. If you find that you do not feel much of a cool head temperature, keep doing the steps described above to prevent your head from becoming excessively cool, and try to stay as cool as possible for the rest of the night. If you feel that you are sweating or that you can feel the pressure behind your eyes, call your doctor, nurse, and/or friend.
What’s Behind the Pain & Pressure Behind the Eyes in My Head?
Sometimes, there are no external causes, and other times, it’s caused by a problem within your head. It might be your brain.
What Do I Need to Do About The Pain & Pressure Behind The Eyes?
If you are experiencing headaches or migraines during sleep, then consult your doctor. He or she will probably want to check you and you’ll probably want to have your eyes checked as well.
This is a good time to tell people how you felt and/or what happened.
If you have had bad sleep, or bad experiences at bedtime in the past, or have been sick or very tired while sleeping, you may need more of this information. Talk to your doctor about it.
How long do you keep it inside your eyes after falling asleep?
A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t feel it, it’s probably not there. If you feel something behind your eyes, it’s either a trigger or an environmental problem. Either way, it’s important to check again in 2 or 3 hours.
Check your eyes again after 2 or 3 hours. If you cannot feel it, it’s likely that the trigger is outside of your head and has moved into your body and your eyes. Check your eyes again after 3 hours. If you still cannot feel it, it’s most likely due to an environmental problem.
If it feels like there is something behind your eyes, your doctor may need to do an X-ray or other tests in order to look for the trigger. A diagnosis may be made by a specialist (an ophthalmologist or optometrist) using X-rays, MRI or other imaging.
If your eye doctor wants to do an X-ray or other tests, he or she may need to use an eye examination kit.
Does this pain and pressure affect my ability to sleep?
You may not feel it and/or not be able to sleep because of it. If you can’t sleep because of it, you’ll need to get help from someone else. There are people who will be more supportive to you as your problem gets worse, particularly your family members.
If you have a headache or migraine in the night, make an appointment with your doctor so that you can discuss how you plan to cope with it. The doctor may also want to listen to you as the pain and pressure gets worse.
Your doctor may recommend medication or surgery to help you sleep.
What If I Keep My Head Cool and Still Get This Pain?
If you keep your head warm enough or your head is cooler than your body, you shouldn’t feel this pain. It will likely be less noticeable when your head is cooler than your body.
Other Things to Consider when Sleeping
If you find that you have night sweats during sleep, and you find that you feel a lot of pain and pressure behind your eyes, you should go see a doctor. He or she will most likely want to know what’s causing it, including the cause of your symptoms. This means that your brain can’t be a brain problem. If you are not having a person who is producing things outside your brain is causing you being able to make that is making your eyes feel pain and pressure.
Are you sleeping too cold, then, the brain making you unable to sleep is being too cold and getting too hot (too hot, or your brain is too cold and you feel a cause that you feel it).