5 Benefits of Sleeping with a Ceiling Fan On
Poor sleep can contribute to a variety of health issues including weight gain, increased risk of heart disease, lack of productivity and concentration, depression, and more. Improving your sleep habits can help you avoid gambling with these risks.
We have ideas to help you sleep deeper for longer. And ceiling fans can help year-round! Here are the top five benefits of sleeping with a fan.
1. Air Circulation
Having proper air circulation in your bedroom can help in a number of ways. It helps keep the room ventilated so there are less stagnant smells and more air flowing. The air movement from a ceiling fan is even shown to help in your baby’s room by reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by 72%
Ceiling fans provide air circulation support year-round: In the winter, switch your ceiling fan direction to keep the warm air trapped at the ceiling circulating around the room. When you’re changing your clocks back in the fall and forward in the spring, go ahead and use that as a reminder to switch your ceiling fan direction, too.
2. White Noise
3. Temperature Control
Temperature plays a key role in getting better sleep. The National Sleep Foundation reported that most sleep experts agree that the perfect room temperature for sleeping is 65 degrees. Of course, having a ceiling fan in your bedroom can help keep you comfortably cool.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, your body temperature rises and falls slightly during the day, and this pattern is tied to your sleep cycle: “As you become drowsy, your temperature goes down, reaches its lowest level around 5:00 a.m., and climbs slightly as morning begins. This is why the air in your room can affect the quality of your sleep: if it’s too hot, it may interfere with your body’s natural dip and make you more restless through the night.”
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4. Saves Money
During the warmer months it takes more energy to cool a house – resulting in higher bills. Ceiling fans are one of the most cost-efficient ways to keep you cool.
Ceiling fans create what’s called a “wind chill effect:” The breeze from the fan is cooling you off instead of changing the room’s temperature. With your fan keeping you cool you can lower your thermostat. Because your air conditioner won’t be working as hard, it can help save you up to 47 percent on your cooling costs (this will vary depending on local climate conditions and energy rates).
5. Create Your Sanctuary
When you come home at the end of the day, you want a tranquil place to retreat to and unwind. Comfortable bedding, a cozy chair, and a calming color palette is a start, but a ceiling fan can be the finishing touch for the ambiance. Choose a ceiling fan based on the lighting needs in your room, the room’s size, and your style. Use our buying guide for some helpful guidance on how to choose a ceiling fan.