Sleeping With Your Fan On? Here Are Some Things To Consider

Although it is tempting to leave a fan running overnight, there are several side effects that ought to be considered

Himalaya Times
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As the temperature is rising higher and higher, it's no wonder electric fan usage will be on the rise. A fan provides a comfortable environment with a cooling effect and soothing white noise that helps us sleep well.

Many of us rely on fans to keep cool inside our homes, but everyone may not benefit from using the popular device.

Although it is tempting to leave a fan running overnight, there are several side effects that ought to be considered.

Even though fans don’t pose serious risks, for some, they might lead to mildly irritating symptoms.

According to experts, the moving air causes flurries of dust and pollen, which may trigger some people’s allergies and asthma. You could experience symptoms such as a runny nose, an itchy throat, sneezing, watery eyes, or breathing difficulties.

If you wear contact lenses, you may also experience dry eyes. Using soothing eye drops may help you avoid these symptoms.

Circulating air from a fan can dry out your mouth, nose, and throat. This could lead to an overproduction of mucus, which may cause headaches, a stuffy nose, a sore throat, or even snoring.

Fans can have a drying effect on your skin, too. So, if you're using one, it is best to have moisturizer handy.

Concentrated, circulating air from the fan may cause your muscles to tense up or cramp. This can prompt you to wake up with sore muscles. You can help lessen your chances of developing muscle aches by pointing the fan away so the air doesn’t blow directly on you.

Alternatively, you can try cooling your home in other ways. For instance, hanging a wet sheet in front of an open window can be a good remedy.

You can also prepare ahead of time by keeping window drapes closed during the day to avoid harsh sunrays and warmer air circulation to enjoy a cooler bedroom in the evening.

Keeping your doors open during the day will help air move from room to room.

If it's time to invest in new bedding, opt for breathable materials like linen or cotton to give yourself the best chance of a good night's sleep.

By switching off your fan rather than running it overnight, you can save on electricity bills too.

But if you are tempted to keep the fan on, try placing a bowl of ice cubes in front of your fan to send a cooling breeze around your room. Also, make sure to keep your device free of dust to make sure it runs as efficiently as possible.

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