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I Cant Sleep Without A Fan On

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    calmj calmj 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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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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    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 5 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, 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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    ange0694 ange0694 18-21, F Jan 13, 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 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, 2014

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    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 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 13-15, F Apr 3, 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.
    ParasitePoke ParasitePoke 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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
    ParasitePoke ParasitePoke 13-15, M Dec 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The sound of the fan relaxes me

    and puts me to sleep in seconds
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 1 Response May 23, 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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    My lung is hurting, and feels weird.

    .. I need a fan to cool my body down.
    ParasitePoke ParasitePoke 13-15, M Jan 13

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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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    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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    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.
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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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, 2014

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    LostGalaxyy LostGalaxyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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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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    mikkie96 mikkie96 18-21, F Feb 25, 2014

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    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Nov 18, 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 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 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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    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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Idk what's up with that but I like it for some reason. I guess it's do in any position I end up in, I have a pillow.
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M Jan 13

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    I cant sleep next to my snoring husband. This is day three no sleep. He gets mad at me if i nicely ask him to roll over. he gets mad if i sleep in another room. I have explained...
    SweetD03 SweetD03 26-30, F Jan 7

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    I actually love resting or sleeping i sleep more then a regular person probably but dont get me wrong i wake up early to go to school but i sleep after i come back home or...
    thehman731 thehman731 16-17, M Jan 12

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    Going to be up late :( cant sleep.. I need more friends to stay up with me until we get tired
    hamstereggs hamstereggs 16-17, F Jan 7

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    My blue blanket I can't sleep at all with out rubbing my nose with my blue blanket and I know it sounds like I'm a baby I just can't help it. I been rubbing my nose with my...
    RobertsLove17 RobertsLove17 16-17, F Dec 30, 2014

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    It's 3:28am and I have to get up in 3 hours for school :P. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being awake 10 being dead tired/asleep, I'm like maaaaaybe a 3. If that. It's just silly, I can...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I just am simply not tired tonight :P I miss my girlfriend and shes sleeping aaaand without her I have nothing to do :P I'm just bored and if you'd like to talk I could go for a...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I seriously cannot shut my brain off. it's my saturday night (yes, I'm aware that it is in fact the wee hours of Thursday, but I work in a group home full time and my days off are...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I am always the first to run to bed, like around 10 to 11 pm , I am already in bed, but since last year it's been hell trying to catch some sleep, I got to bed at 10 or 11 and...
    shuga15 shuga15 22-25, F Jan 18

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    Mostly it takes 2 hours for me to get to sleep. I don't even do anything just laying in bed but the sleep wont come quick. I have had a good nights where less than 5 min i will be...
    mrvr mrvr 18-21, F Jan 18