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Ever Wondered About The White Discharge In Your Eyes On Waking Up? A Must Read!

Experts have recently provided the explanation why the transparent worms keep floating in our eyes. Have you noticed the tiny white flakes around your eyes after a good night sleep? These nasty flakes are known as 'Eye Boogers.'

It's gross to wake up every morning with these sleep boogers in eyes. No matter how hard we try to get rid of them, somehow they managed to remain stuck in our eyes for quite a long time. But why do these eye boogers appear in our eyes during sleep?

Scroll down to know the answer.

Ever Wondered About The White Discharge In Your Eyes On Waking Up? A Must Read!

Ever Wondered About The White Discharge In Your Eyes On Waking Up? A Must Read!

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Eye boogers are also known as sleepies, dream dust or sleep sand.

Eye boogers are also known as sleepies, dream dust or sleep sand.

This irritating eye stuff is made up of mucus, dead skin cells, oil, dust and bacteria.

Eye boogers mostly appear at the time of sleeping.

Eye boogers mostly appear at the time of sleeping.

These sleep boogers are present in the day time also but you feel their presence only at night.

The tear film is made up of an oily layer and watery mucus.

The tear film is made up of an oily layer and watery mucus.

It keeps your eyes lubricated and moistened all the time. Whenever you blink your eyes, tear film clears away all the debris from them.

When your eyes stop blinking, tear film stops clearing the debris.

When your eyes stop blinking, tear film stops clearing the debris.

Eye boogers build up from mucus and oils in your tear film.

These crusty craps get accumulated at the corner of your eyes.

These crusty craps get accumulated at the corner of your eyes.

Eye boogers are either dry and crumbly or wet and sticky in nature.

These are mostly hard and crusty in nature.

These are mostly hard and crusty in nature.

People with eye allergies or cold secrete more eye mucus due to which they have wet and goopier eye boogers.

Sleep boogers are nasty but not harmful to us.

Sleep boogers are nasty but not harmful to us.

Excessive eye boogers are an indication of serious health problem.

Excessive flakes are caused due to overactive oil glands or blocked tear ducts.

Excessive flakes are caused due to overactive oil glands or blocked tear ducts.

Yellow or green eye boogers are a symptom of bacterial infection.

This type of bacterial infection is called 'Pinkeye' or 'Gunky Buildup.'

This type of bacterial infection is called ‘Pinkeye’ or ‘Gunky Buildup.’

In this infection, the thin membrane around the whites of eyes gets swollen due to which people are even unable to open their eyes.

There are some other reasons for excess eye boogers.

There are some other reasons for excess eye boogers.

If you rub your eyes frequently, there are chances of more mucus secretion which result in more flakes in your eyes.

Watch the video to know more about sleep boogers.

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