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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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    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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    This may sound silly

    but I can't sleep unless my room is cool, but I need a blanket to be comfortable. Seems contradictory.
    eaarcher93 eaarcher93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 keep looking at my oscillating fan out of the corner of my eye. For some odd reason my feels seems to look very threatening...
    monkies96 monkies96 16-17, F 1 Response May 30, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    ange0694 ange0694 18-21, F Jan 13

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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'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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 1

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    I joined this experience on behalf of my sister.

    I miss her is all <3 haha never mind :p
    TaoTao90 TaoTao90 22-25, F Nov 5

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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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    calmj calmj 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    LostGalaxyy LostGalaxyy 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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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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    mikkie96 mikkie96 18-21, F Feb 25

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    creepypastafan creepypastafan 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    lizzyWaterbearer lizzyWaterbearer 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    Ughhh cant sleep and i have to get up in an hour to go to work. If anybody needs anybody to talk to. Im here. 😥
    mofty123 mofty123 18-21, F Nov 12

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    I can't sleep without dreaming about us running away together to be happy. http://youtu.be/qgfv5x4vnjY this is the song I love to think about when I thinking about running away...
    Payton20014 Payton20014 13-15, F Nov 4

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    i don't feel good when i woke up my whole body hurts. And sometimes if i sleep at night every midnight i woke up because i feel so cold there's a cold air that covers my whole body...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'm tired. Like really really tired. I just don't have the motivation to sleep. Is that weird? It's currently 7:21AM where I live. I feel bad. My allergies are horrible right now...
    PsychedelicSmile PsychedelicSmile 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    When I sleep walk I walk around in my room Sometimes ill open my door and go off somewhere People would hear me get up at night and my door open and close and even see me go some...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    It's more along the lines of. Im tired but don't want to sleep. When you sleep you are using up hours that you could be using for better things. I try to keep my sleeping to a...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I am a cell phone maniac and I love the way an Android phone can be customized in so many ways, i love to do it all day long until i cannot hold my sleep anymore.
    sr5060il sr5060il 18-21, M Nov 5

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    I just can't stop thinking of him... I really scared to sleep...because I will wake up on midnight and having worst nightmare...then I'll check my inbox just to see if he texted me...
    TheLonelyDude TheLonelyDude 18-21, M Nov 7

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    It's ridiculous i've been so exhausted all day and i am every day ive had issues sleeping for the past 6 or 7 years nowhere near as bad as it was back then but atleast then i had...
    Lathor Lathor 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    I can't sleep but I think it's from my depression and stress and from thinking to much. Even tho i want to sleep but I can't caus my mind is thinking to much tht it dosent let me...
    Anabe1995 Anabe1995 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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