Never Use a Fan in Your Bedroom

Sep 13, 2019 Kayode Oseh

We all know how hot our homes can be during summer. Staying in your own house without any means of cooling off can be very terrible to cope with. It is ideal that a temperature between 15 and 17 degree Celsius is the best temperature one can sleep in and any temperature higher than that can be very difficult to cope with. The most common way most of us try to cool of when at home is to switch on our fans. But according to experts, this is not the best solution to the problem.   

It make your muscles tense up and cramp

If you find yourself waking up with sore muscles often, you could have another reason to avoid having the fan too close while sleeping. According to Sleep Advisor, stiffness and soreness can occur because the concentration of cool air on a specific part of the body can make muscles tense up and cramp. "This problem is especially common for people who sleep with it near their face and neck. If you’ve been waking up with a stiff neck in the morning, it might be because of the constant breeze,".

It can cause acne 

People prone to dry skin may find their skin triggered from the high and constant blast of air which could results in acne. For those with sensitive skin, using moisturizers or lotions can help prevent this effect.

Asthma

Asthma is an "inflammation of the air passages that results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs. This results in asthma symptoms, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness." If you have fans going all night long, allergens that cause symptoms get swirled around in the air before you eventually breathe them in, which makes the inflammation worse.

Dry eyes

If you have allergies, they might become worse when the fan is on because the fan moves dust particles around. This can cause your eyes, nose and throat to become irritated or inflamed more quickly. It can also make you wake up in the morning with dry eyes. The constant airflow in your room can cause you to wake up feeling a bit dehydrated. Always try to put fan away from your face and make sure it is working in it lowest speed. 


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