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I Cant Sleep Without A Fan On

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    mikkie96 mikkie96 18-21, F Feb 25

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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 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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    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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    but then i cant get up

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

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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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    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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    creepypastafan creepypastafan 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    lizzyWaterbearer lizzyWaterbearer 18-21, F 5 days 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 5 days ago

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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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    I've never been good at going to sleep at night. Since I was really young, I would stay up late every night, unable to put my mind to rest. I think I have some form of insomnia...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M Oct 29

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    Its nearly impossible for me to sleep, but when I do sleep I'm ******* sleeping, I'm not waking up anytime soon. I swear, if you wake me up by turning the ******* lights on I will...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4

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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...
    clnj clnj 26-30, M 2 days ago

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