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I Cant Sleep Without A Fan On

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    Sleep - I cant sleep without a fan i cant believe there is a group for this. I have a ceiling fan and a fan on side of my bed it drowns out all the noises out side. If the fan is...
    annie1953 annie1953 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    Must Have Fan : ) - Oh, dear fan! I love your sound! You are perfect for me- the way you oscillate around, I especially love the way you drown~ out the barking dog next door! I can...
    tormentbynite tormentbynite 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Thought this was only me!! I have my fan on 24/7 and would be lost without it
    EnglishEmpress EnglishEmpress 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This isn't an incredibly interesting experience, but I can't sleep without a fan or space heater! Ever since I was a little girl I have loved going to bed early! I love wrapping...
    discoveringisabel discoveringisabel 13-15, F Apr 3

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    Can't Sleep Without It - I always get freakishly hot during the night, plus the background noise gives me something to concentrate on and helps quiet my mind while I try to fall...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    I'm Hot Blooded! - I love to get into my covers and I can't sleep with out them....then I get too hot so I need my fan. :) It also kills all of the sounds so I sleep better.
    LivingInMyDreams LivingInMyDreams 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2011

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    Fan Of Any Fan - Ever since I was little I needed to have a fan to sleep. As a child when I slept the noise would sometimes irritate me, but I felt like I needed it to fall asleep...
    omnielementalgirl omnielementalgirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Even In The Winter :) - Sometimes you can see your breath in my room. I even leave the window open. BTW I live in Michigan :) I remember wanting to sleep with the fan on when I was...
    NoOnespeical NoOnespeical 22-25, F Mar 12, 2012

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    Always - I always have a fan on in the bedroom. Started when i was in college for some "white noise' so that I could sleep and have just kept it. If I can't have the fan, than I...
    Percheron Percheron 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2010

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    No joke. It's literally impossible for me!!!
    ange0694 ange0694 18-21, F Jan 13

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    Turn The Fan...Back On!!!! - It's a big ****** deal. I can not even for a second think about sleeping without a fan on. When I was younger I would have to bring a fan with me to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    Cause it's hot, and if its not on, I can hear everything. Every little noise lol my own breathing, my pulse, household noises. It would literally keep me up all through the night.
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Yay! - I thought I was the only one too! It's so comforting, and also drowns out the sounds of the outside world :) Creepy, though, I just turned my fan on ten minutes before this...
    fs9834 fs9834 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2010

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    It's Suffocating - I feel like I can't breathe when the fan's not on. I like the swishing noise and when it's not on, the silence suffocates me. You can hear every little thing...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    Sleeping Without A Fan... Blows - It's not so much the air that I need. But, summer or winter, I need the noise. I even take one on trips and often get a strange look from...
    lifetolive lifetolive 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Cold Face, Warm Body - I love it! Aslong as my face is cold and there's a humming noise I sleep perfectly! Staying in other people's houses is tricky....do you take your fan? I...
    EmJ2 EmJ2 22-25 Feb 17, 2012

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    Sleeping With The Fan On Since '94 - It's so funny to me that this is a group because I've been doing this since I received my first fan at 10. Now that I had my very on fan I made...
    gratitudemonster gratitudemonster 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2010

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    Yes Fan... - I just love the noise of the fan and the air hitting my face...i do not like stuffy rooms. I don't have a good nights sleep if I dont have my fan....
    bettsforsure bettsforsure 36-40, F Dec 10, 2012

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    My Fan - I thought I was the only one that needed this until I found EP - I am one of many now. That is nice. I guess is started with the humidifier, and I replaced one noise...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 2 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    I love to sleep when it's freezing cause I bundle myself in blankets and pillows. Oh, it's a wonderful feeling:)
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    White Noise - I never used a fan for sleeping until about a month ago, when the apartment next to mine became under construction. Banging, drilling, hammering- there was no way I...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2010

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    Background Noise - I am not really sure how long ago it started for me but I can't sleep without a fan blowing. I think it may date back to visits to my grandmother. She did not...
    sicandtired sicandtired 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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    No Fan? No Way. - What can i say, I'm a fan of fans. They lull me to sleep, they give my constantly thinking mind something to focus on when i'm attempting slumber. The sound...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 12, 2013

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    Well, I Can Sleep Without It But... - ...I really like having one! Especially the ceiling fans ohhh yeahhhhhhh I definitely haven't had enough of those in my life! Straight to my...
    Halllex Halllex 31-35, M Sep 20, 2011

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    Lie Awake - With no fan I get no sleep.
    Klippings Klippings 18-21, F Sep 1, 2012

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    Fans Fans And More Fans ....... - i run 5 box fans 24 7 there mounted in every corner of my apartment..... also a honey well air purifier on my bed next...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 20, 2011

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    Currently cocooned in bed with my fan on
    calmj calmj 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Silly Friends... - I've always got to have a fan on while sleeping, and none of my friends seem to share that need. Whenever I spend the night at one of their houses, I pull an all...
    sydneyv513 sydneyv513 70+, F Jun 29, 2013

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    Fan, Dryer, Dishwasher... - It's awesome to read all the stories here! I can't sleep without some sort of 'humming' noise. My 1st preference is a fan. Even the fan on in the...
    Freedom901 Freedom901 36-40, F Jan 25, 2012

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    I can only sleep with a fan on. Yes it's been this way for 22 years and counting.
    AmericanPie91 AmericanPie91 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Its Too Quiet - i cant sleep in dead silence. its like i can hear every little thing going on around me. i have had a fan on when i sleep for as long as i can remember. the fan in...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2011

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    The Fan - i have actually had relationships fall apart because of this i try to be nice and turn the fan off at night but im just so damn hot plus i like the noise i couldnt do it
    williesnotlob williesnotlob 31-35 2 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    Hell Yes - i cannot sleep without the sound of a fan. It gives you the sound and the needed circulation.
    TwitchyTwitch TwitchyTwitch 22-25, M Jul 13, 2012

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    Unfortunately I have tinnitus from a lifetime of hunting, atvs, and being around other loud machinery so a fan is a must. I hardly sleep as is but if I don't have a fan on its a no...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M Mar 22

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    Its My Boyfriend's Fault! - When he first started staying over at my house he would always have to have a fan blowing on him when he went to bed.  it annoyed the **** outta me...
    EskimoChocolate EskimoChocolate 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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    I Blame It All On My Husband!! - I used to not need anything to go to sleep.  But, when we moved in together, I got used to the noise, and now, we always have to have a little...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    I have a fan on right now. If it isn't on I can't sleep. The dead silence just kills me.
    blnk blnk 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    For The White Noise - i'm not hot or anything, actually rather usually cold, but i turn the fan off me and use it drown out the noise. You can hear everything otherwise, crickets...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 1, 2011

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    Irony Is In Our Mist - I typically can't sleep without a fan on or some other form or cool air until tonight. Tomorrow is finals and I have to write an essay, but as I'm writing I...
    monkies96 monkies96 16-17, F 1 Response May 30, 2013

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    Ugh it's too hot and I drank a lot if coffee
    creepypastafan creepypastafan 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I: Can,t Sleep Without Afan On; - I HAVE ALWAYS NEEDED THE SOUND OF A FAN ON AT NIGHT TO HELP RELAX ME , AND HELP ME FALL ASLEEP IT,S JUST THE WAY A FAN SOUNDS THAT HELPS ME I LOVE...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Apr 7, 2012

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    Sleeping With The Fan On -    Oh my I had no idea that some many people sleep with the fan on. I started doing this to help me breath better at night. I found that it also...
    JinnieH JinnieH 61-65, F Sep 29, 2011

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    I Can,T Sleep Without A Fan On - i need the sound of a fan on at night to help me sleep it relaxes me lol vinny
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Feb 12, 2013

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