5 Advantages of sleeping with the ceiling fan on
Lack of sleep can contribute to a variety of health problems including weight gain, increased risk of heart disease, lack of productivity and concentration, depression, and more. Improving your sleep habits can help you avoid these risks.
We have ideas to help you sleep deeper for longer. And ceiling fans can help all year! Here are the top five benefits of sleeping with a fan.
1. AIR CIRCULATION
Having proper air circulation in your bedroom can help in a number of ways. Helps keep the room ventilated so there are fewer stagnant odors and more air flow. Air movement from a ceiling fan has even been shown to help in your baby's room by reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome by 72%.
Ceiling fans support air circulation year-round – in the winter, change the direction of the ceiling fan to keep warm air trapped in the ceiling circulating through the room. When you turn your clocks back in the fall and forward in the spring, use it as a reminder to change the direction of the ceiling fan, too.
2. WHITE NOISE
There are sleep apps with a “ceiling fan” white noise option and YouTube videos with soft ceiling fan sounds, but nothing beats the old fan itself. We design our ceiling fans to be quiet, but the gentle, steady hum of the ceiling fan blades can help block out sudden sounds at night, like a dog barking or a car alarm.
3. TEMPERATURE CONTROL
The temperature plays a key role to sleep better. The US National Sleep Foundation reported that most sleep experts agree that the perfect room temperature for sleeping is 18 degrees. Of course, having a ceiling fan in your bedroom can help keep you comfortable and cool.
According to the US National Sleep Foundation, your body temperature rises and falls slightly throughout the day, and this pattern is tied to your sleep cycle: "As you feel drowsy, your temperature drops, reaches its highest level It goes down around 5:00 a.m. and rises slightly as morning begins.This is why the air in your room can affect the quality of your sleep: if it's too hot, it can interfere with your body's natural immersion and make you feel more restless at night."
If you're someone who enjoys sleeping with your ceiling fan on high speed, you'll love sleeping with one of our high speed SureSpeed ceiling fans.
4. SAVE MONEY
During the warmer months, more energy is needed to cool a home, leading to higher electric bills. Ceiling fans are one of the most cost effective ways to keep cool.
5 . CREATE YOUR SANCTUARY
When you come home at the end of the day, you want a quiet place to retreat and relax. Comfy bedding, a cozy chair, and a calming color palette are a start, but a ceiling fan can be the finishing touch to the room. Choose a ceiling fan based on your room's lighting needs, the size of the room, and your style. Use our buying guide for a helpful guide on choosing a ceiling fan.
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While sleeping with a ceiling fan on can be beneficial, sleeping with a dusty ceiling fan could give you allergies. Be sure to regularly clean your ceiling fan.
We recommend cleaning your fan every few weeks; If you have asthma, you may want to clean it more often.
Check out some of our favorite bedroom fans or our tips for transforming your bedroom. Be one step closer to the sleep you deserve and the rest you need!