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I Cant Sleep Without A Fan On

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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 never do and I never properly sleep when I don't have it! 
    EmJ2 EmJ2 22-25 Feb 17, 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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    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.  Eventually i just got used to it and then one night he wasn't there and i couldnt sleep without it either! So now we both have...
    EskimoChocolate EskimoChocolate 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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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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    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 3 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 calms my 7 million jumbling bouncing erratic thoughts. Fans calm me, especially at night. I run a fan even if I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 12, 2013

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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, cars, trains....it's a mess. I don't know how anyone sleeps without something to drown out all the excess noise.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 1, 2011

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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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    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 asleep.
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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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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    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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    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 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 table fan on, doesn't even have to be blowing on me, I just find the white noise comforting!  I love it.  I remember one...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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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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    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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    mikkie96 mikkie96 16-17, F Feb 25

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    I'm a city girl, yet I cannot sleep without the

    soothing sound of a fan on medium no matter where I am. Can anyone relate? :)
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 14 Responses Jul 26

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    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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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    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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    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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    creepypastafan creepypastafan 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 very little, but my parents would not allow it. Eventually did it anyways. I've slept with a fan ever since I was about 10...
    NoOnespeical NoOnespeical 22-25, F Mar 12, 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 filtered outside noise, when I slept durring the day. When my children were little the sound was calming to them, it was either that...
    JinnieH JinnieH 61-65, F Sep 29, 2011

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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 my room is in fact never off, ever.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5, 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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    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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    Its Annoying I Tell Ya

    i've needed a fan to sleep since i was about 12. while usually i don't mind but when i have a cold LIKE NOW its annoying. i'm told its genetic as my aunt needs one too but idk since i pray i am adopted. but honestly i don't know how others stand sleeping in the quiet, you start...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Feb 4, 2012

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    calmj calmj 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    ange0694 ange0694 18-21, F Jan 13

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