Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 23, 2013
Putting a wet, warm compress on the eyes is relaxing to most people. The reason, according to water and eye researcher Sharon Kleyne, goes well beyond the relaxation of lying down and closing one’s eyes. According to Kleyne, there is a definite link between stress, dry eye and dehydration. Dry eye is a common stress reaction and conversely, stress is a common dry eye reaction. In other words, the warm, wet compress is calming partly because it increases the water volume in the eye’s tear film.
Sharon Kleyne hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. Kleyne also Founded Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a fresh water and health research, education and product development center. The Research Center’s global signature product, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® provides a personal portable humidifying mist that prevents eye dehydration and reduces stress by instantly supplementing lost tear film water.
According to Kleyne, when external factors cause stress or anxiety, adrenalin is released and certain peripheral body functions slow down. That’s why one might experience dry mouth prior to going onstage. Production by the tear glands also slows down.
Conversely, increased feelings of stress, anxiety, lethargy and sleepiness are common symptoms of dry eye, which is the dehydration or water volume depletion of eye’s basal tear film. The tear film is 98% water and the loss of only 2% of that volume can trigger symptoms. Other dry eye symptoms include blurred vision, itching and burning eyes, eye fatigue and headaches.
“What affects the brain usually affects the eyes,” says Kleyne, “And what affects the eyes usually affects the brain.” The brain and eyes, Kleyne explains, are both considered part of the central nervous system and both develop from an embryonic tissue called the “ectoderm.” Of the 12
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