2. Graves Disease
If you wake in the morning with bulging eyes, you may be suffering from a wonky thyroid gland. Graves Disease is an immune system disorder that causes hyperthyroidism—an overactive thyroid gland that produces an abundance of thyroid hormones—and damages the tissues and muscles in the eye socket.
Luckily, your eye doctor can witness this gradual eye damage and refer you to your family doctor for a proper Graves Disease diagnosis. Research from the National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service (NEMDIS), a body of the National Institutes of Health, claims that female patients are up to 10 times more likely to develop Graves Disease, and associated vision complications, compared to male patients.