This, from the very beginning, has been a very, very hot summer. The days pass between one insane temperature and another and sleepless nights tossing and turning between warm sheets have become the norm while bills go crazy and the energy crisis keeps us on our toes: theair conditioning it becomes a luxury that is difficult to indulge in and the great protagonist is once again the fan. With lower consumption, it offers relief that is perhaps not exactly decisive, but certainly pleasant. The question arises: sleeping with a fan is good or bad? Over the years, experts have spoken out saying everything and the opposite of everything. What to do? Give in to the desire for a pinch of fresh relief or avoid any side effects?
Well, finally a definitive answer exists: sleeping with the fan pointed at you is not a good idea unless you follow a few rules precise.
Declare war on dust ASAP
If we are prone to allergies seasonal and/or those that sensitize us to mites and dust, if we tend to get sick easily and suffer from asthma and colds, then it is important pay close attention to what the fan moves when it airs the room: in fact it mixes not only the dust present, but also one mixture of pollutants that irritate the respiratory tract from furniture, paints, household cleaning products, external pollution, but also from pollen, mold and dandruff from our pet friends. All these dangerous substances settle on the skin and penetrate the nasal and oral mucous membranes, creating irritations, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bronchitis and various health problems – all very serious. How to avoid it? First of all declaring war on dust: in addition to often throwing it out in the room, remove it from the fan itself every day after use. We also avoid pointing it towards the face directly.
We can then use ad hoc plants for the bedroom that can eliminate dangerous pollutants for our health thus purifying the air as much as possible. Among these we can choose:
- aloe vera;
- common ivy.
Humidify the room very, very well
L’air blown by the fan it’s fresh, but it is also very dry and therefore dehydrates easily the mouth, nose, throat, eyes and skin of the face in general. The situation gets worse when we aim it at our faces to sleep better, but even more so if we are used to breathing through our mouths in our sleep. To avoid sore throat, dry eyes, blocked nose and so on, the ideal would be first of all humidify the room very well – even just with a simple basin of water placed in a corner, then avoid pointing the fan at full speed at us.
Reduce noise by choosing medium speed
We know it more than well: a good night’s sleep requires silence and even the slightest noise can disturb it irreparably. Yes, too the noise of the fan spinning can interfere with sleep during the night, so it’s good to try to reduce its impact to regain peaceful sleep. There are two recommendations: run it at medium powerto to make the blades make less noise and to use ear plugs.
Cover up lightly to regulate body temperature
The sensation of the fresh air from the fan arriving directly on bare skin is wonderful, indeed, shivering (in every sense): the difference between body temperature and that of the air from the fan can cause shivering which our body interprets as thermoregulation not correct. In addition to disturbing sleep, they can also cause unpleasant colds. According to experts, if we want to sleep with a fan we should always keep it away from us or cover us with a sheet or with light clothing that protects us from sudden changes in body temperature.