Is Sleeping with a Fan on Bad for You?
One of the major benefits of sleeping with a fan on (especially if you grew up using a fan as a child) is the sound. Some people prefer to fall asleep to some white noise, and that lulling hum of a fan is an ideal sound to fall asleep to. Having to fall asleep in a completely silent room can be daunting, so having some fan noise could help put you to sleep faster than you would think. Fan noises also help drown out the sounds of traffic or other people, depending where you are and what types of noises would be present. Some people are so used to ambient noises, that they purchase sleep machines to help lull them to sleep. Here’s a video solely dedicated to the soothing sounds of a fan.
If you are someone who tends to feel claustrophobic in a smaller room or where there isn’t much airflow, sleeping with a fan on is a major solution to this problem. Whether you have asthma or you get anxiety from smaller spaces, having a fan in the room will help open up the room with so much circulating air and relieve that cramped feeling. It can also help you breathe better since the constant air flow will make your lungs feel open and your body cooler. If you’re trying to sleep in a room with absolutely no airflow, the air may seem heavy and hard to breathe in. Naturally, air flow will help promote a restful sleep.
Overall, sleeping with a fan on is really a personal choice. If you’re a hot sleeper who grew up sleeping with a fan on, then for sure go with the fan. If you have sensitive muscles or are prone to dry eyes, the safest bet for you would be to sleep with the fan off. Whatever you choose, sleeping with a fan can be a good or a bad thing depending on your particular body and health. Have any thoughts or experience with any of these issues mentioned in this article? We’d love to hear your insight and comments! Feel free to correspond in the comments!