Scorching summer days can be tough without air conditioning, and you might find yourself using a fan at night just to cool off. But there are health risks of sleeping with a fan on.
Health risks of sleeping with a fan on:
According to The Sleep Advisor, while having a fan on during the night does circulate air to make your room cooler, it can also circulate pollen and dust which is not a good idea if you suffer from allergies, asthma or hay fever.
The dry air can also dry out your skin as well as your nasal passages and cause irritable dry eyes.
Cold air can also cause muscle contractions, and so exposure to this air at night may lead to a stiff neck in the morning.
Simply take a close look at your fan. If it’s been collecting dust on the blades, those particles are flying through the air every time you turn it on.
If you do sleep with a fan on it’s a good idea to keep it at a safe distance from your bed and not have it blowing directly on you.