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I Cant Sleep Without A Fan On

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    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Even when It's in the middle of the day.

    Ever have a sneeze, yawn, grunt of pain, cough, then topping it off with a burp I pain? They're not fun
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M Dec 5

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    creepypastafan creepypastafan 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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 have music playing. Funny how the silence keeps me awake at night if it isn't there.
    Percheron Percheron 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2010

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    ange0694 ange0694 18-21, F Jan 13

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    It's definitely not just being warm

    but also the white noise. If im cold I point it away from me just to still hear it
    Redbeard74 Redbeard74 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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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 never be without you, it just wouldn't be right, to try & go to sleep at night, if someone breaks you I'll have to...
    tormentbynite tormentbynite 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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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 airport security.
    lifetolive lifetolive 51-55, M 7 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    but then i cant get up

    because im cold
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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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 IT OTHERWISE I CAN,T RELAX OR SLEEP. VINNY
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Apr 7, 2012

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    In the summer months here in Vegas,

    it gets over 100 degrees at times. I love having a fan on when I am in bed sleeping. I love sleeping nude as well, with my husband because of the heat here.
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Fan or heater, I just need some noise.

    The tv and radio isn't enough for me.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13

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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 moving in the night - starting from the tick-tock of the clock to the occasional car driving in the street outside. I can...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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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 myself up in a cocoon of blankets, turning on my trusty little space heater, and settling in with a nice cup of tea and a good book! I'm happy that...
    discoveringisabel discoveringisabel 13-15, F Apr 3

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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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    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 group popped up on the suggestions :) lol
    fs9834 fs9834 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2010

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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 sleepovers. If the fan shuts off at night...i might as well stay up. I guess it all started when I was little and I didn't like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    The sound of the fan relaxes me

    and puts me to sleep in seconds
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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    It's been so cold lately

    that I'm trying to learn how to sleep without my fan. No luck so far. :P
    roguish roguish 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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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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    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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    My fan keeps me alive in away.

    .. It blows air in my face while I sleep. I have sleep apnea and everytime I wake up from naps I feel short of breath, and my heart is pumping. Ugh My heart also physically hurts... Not how I wanted to spend my night.
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    I Thought I Was The Only One Lol.

    Idc How Cold It Is I Need My Fan On ._.
    Linaa29 Linaa29 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    This may sound silly

    but I can't sleep unless my room is cool, but I need a blanket to be comfortable. Seems contradictory.
    Remidog5 Remidog5 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I dont know what it is

    but I have to sleep with the fan on. If I dont I end up stuffy and with a headache.
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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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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    It goes back to when I was a kid to avoid the

    sounds of snoring and heavy breathing from parents with apnea. Now I use it to drown out crickets, ghetto life, and everything else.
    drgraffenburgmoe drgraffenburgmoe 22-25, M Oct 5

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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 have central air conditioning, just the window units and the room I slept in, the window unit was not the best so there...
    sicandtired sicandtired 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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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 nighter whether they do or not.
    sydneyv513 sydneyv513 70+, F Jun 29, 2013

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    there has to be a background noise

    when im sleeping.. idk why
    aud30 aud30 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    LostGalaxyy LostGalaxyy 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I can but I have a friend

    who always has a fan on even in the winter it's nice and refreshing but the sound annoys me
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I always have too be cold

    whenever I sleep at night.. Otherwise I can't sleep
    TaylorRenee14 TaylorRenee14 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 19

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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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    calmj calmj 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    mikkie96 mikkie96 18-21, F Feb 25

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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. I am prone to hypnagogic sensitivity and phenomena, so as a kid I felt like if a fan was pointed at me it would keep...
    omnielementalgirl omnielementalgirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Thought this was only me!

    ! I have my fan on 24/7 and would be lost without it
    TreeHuggingHippie000 TreeHuggingHippie000 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I am such a picky sleeper.

    I wake up very easily and my body temperature goes up when I sleep. I go to sleep most nights with the fan on and blankets snug and comfortable but in a few hours I am sweating blanket comes off. Another hour I need to put another fan on. I am up every few hours just because I...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Nov 18

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    Because my bf shakes at night. It almost feels like he's jacking off but I can see both of his hand are on top if the covers and he's snoring so I know he's not doing that. I have...
    Butterflywings1987 Butterflywings1987 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I don't matter what I do I just can't sleep anymore i don't know what the hell is wrong. My wife gets upset because I'm not laying next to her but I just can't help it, I don't...
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    I want to god I want to sleep but.I keep thinking what if what if she who means so much to me is.sick of me what if the only person who ever made me feel valued and actually good...
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    clnj clnj 26-30, M Nov 21

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