eli5: why do our eyes and faces look so different when we wake up?

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eli5: why do our eyes and faces look so different when we wake up?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Your face is due to fluid build up overnight.

Theres lots of liquids in your body that distribute themselves all around as you are awake and upright.

When you sleep and remain by and large motionless, the fluids build up in various areas, such as face and back (which is why your back can be stiff when you wake up). After a while fluids redistribute and things go back to normal

Anonymous 0 Comments

we lay down for extended periods of time when sleeping, letting blood pool in our faces/brains. We also retain fluids when sleeping. this extra blood/fluid in the face can look like puffy cheeks, dark circles/ puffy eyes, etc.

Anonymous 0 Comments

There are ways to reduce this. You are probably better off looking them up yourself than hearing from me though.