There are a number of physiological and psychological changes that can occur when sleeping with a fan on all night. There are those who might find it calming and pleasant, while for others it could be quite upsetting and even destructive.
One of the most prevalent side effects of sleeping with a fan on, as reported by Medicalnewstoday, is a drop in core body temperature. A chill may come over you as the fan pushes cold air across your skin, which can be rather uncomfortable. Those who are easily chilled, or who have preexisting conditions that make them so, may find this especially difficult. Sometimes this causes discomfort and makes it hard to get to sleep or stay asleep.
According to healthline If you sleep with a fan on, you may also benefit from enhanced air circulation. The increased air flow can help to circulate fresh air and remove allergens or irritants from the air, which can be good for persons with allergies or respiratory disorders. However, the increased air flow from a fan can be disturbing and make sleeping difficult for those who are sensitive to drafts or have disorders that make them more sensitive to changes in air movement.
In addition, the white noise created by a running fan as you sleep can be very calming and helpful to those people having trouble nodding off. For some who are highly sensitive to noise or who have health issues that compromise their hearing, however, the noise from the fan can be quite disturbing and prevent them from getting a good night's rest.
Dry skin and eyes are another side effect of sleeping with a fan on. Dry skin and irritated eyes are two side effects of constant air circulation, which can be exacerbated by the removal of humidity. Those with preexisting dry skin or eyes, or those on drugs that can promote dryness, may find this particularly difficult.
While sleeping with a fan on can have its problems, it also has its advantages. As was already noted, greater air flow can aid in cleaning the air of allergens and irritants, which is helpful for those who suffer from allergies or respiratory problems. In addition, the white noise created by a fan can be comforting and aid in sleep for some.
Generally speaking, the results of sleeping with a fan on can be different for each person. It can be helpful and provide for a more restful night's sleep for some, while it can be disturbing and cause discomfort for others. While selecting whether or not to sleep with a fan on, each person should take into account their own unique situation and preferences.
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