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I Cant Sleep Without A Fan On

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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, 2014

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    I have to have my box fan on at night

    or when ever I sleep the noise helps me sleep also the tv too
    JamesB20 JamesB20 22-25, M Jan 14

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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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    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
    C9Poke C9Poke 16-17, M Dec 5, 2014

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    ange0694 ange0694 18-21, F Jan 13, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    there has to be a background noise

    when im sleeping.. idk why
    aud30 aud30 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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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.
    C9Poke C9Poke 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I absolutely cannot do it.

    ..I'm so used to the noise and the air that I...I can't go without it.... EVER LOL
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Jan 2

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    The sound of the fan relaxes me

    and puts me to sleep in seconds
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23, 2014

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    Claywoo10 Claywoo10 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Gah I hate it when I can't sleep.

    Body why do you wake me up at 5 in the morning for no reason?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 2

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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 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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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, 2014

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    Thought this was only me!

    ! I have my fan on 24/7 and would be lost without it
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    LostGalaxyy LostGalaxyy 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    must be the 'white noise' it creates

    but I find having the fan on comforting when I want to get to sleep
    likacougar likacougar 36-40, M Apr 12

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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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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    Needlepokes Needlepokes 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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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 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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    even with the air on

    even in winter i need the air circulating.
    baprel26 baprel26 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My fan doesn't really work very well anymore

    so it's just the noise now. Typical, it worked fine in the winter when it was freezing cold -_-
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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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, 2014

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    Or, if not a fan, something to provide

    white-noise. Completely dark, and the cooler the better. :)
    Sirprise Sirprise 51-55, M 1 day ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    but then i cant get up

    because im cold
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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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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    calmj calmj 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    I get to hot I'm hot nature

    so I need a fan to cool me off or I will wake up in sweat or something.
    YangXiaoLong14 YangXiaoLong14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, F Apr 3, 2014

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    Ellythegymnast Ellythegymnast 13-15, F Nov 18, 2014

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    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    does anyone ever just lay in bed watching the ceiling fan spin for hours?
    mewkitty911 mewkitty911 13-15 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Home two hours after my shift was suppose to be over . . . Not a bad night tho
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    Oh I don't know, the thought that I could just drift off into the darkness and never wake up, without knowing. That scares me a lil bit
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm dying I can't sleep… just kill me please. And to top it off it's 35 degrees so I'm also dying from the heat…
    TOUATS TOUATS 13-15, M 1 day ago

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