Sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but sleeping with a fan on can potentially be harmful to your health.
Sleeping with a fan on all night may cause sinus problems, aggravated allergies, and dehydration, among other health problems.
This is because when the fan circulates, it dries the air, which can cause your nasal passages to develop excess mucus and become blocked as you breathe it in.
It can also aggravate the hay fever, according to experts.
According to Mark Reddick, aka The Sleep Advisor, “as a fan pushes air around the bed, it causes flurries of dust and pollen to find their way through your sinuses.”
“If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or hay fever, this could cause a lot of problems.”
To avoid this, Mark recommends dusting off your fan before turning it on.
It's also not good news for those who sleep with their eyes and mouths open. If dry air is blowing into your mouth all night, you can wake up dehydrated, and if it is blowing into your eyes all night, say hello to itchy, dry, tired eyes.
Perhaps the most serious offense committed by this beloved summer sleeping partner is that it invalidates the word "beauty sleep," and with dry air blowing on your face all night, you won't wake up looking dewy and hydrated (more like one of the Hocus Pocus witches).
However, there are a variety of other ways to keep your calm and get a better night's sleep by lowering the temperature in your bed.
There are also a few fast fixes you can try to mitigate all of the negative effects of getting a fan in your bed.
To generate steam, place a bowl of water on top of your radiator, which will add humidity to the air. Alternatively, add a few plants to your bedroom to increase the air quality.
You might also try turning on your fan for an hour before going to bed, but facing an open window. Listen to what we have to say. This will draw all of the hot air out of the room and blast it outside, making it cooler. Trust us when we say it works like air conditioning.
Get a humidifier to add moisture to the air or a Dyson fan to purify the air while keeping you cool if you want to make a solid investment that will last you during the summer.
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