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Post Reply Is anyone bothered when people listen to fans at night?
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18 / F / Israel
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Posted 4/10/17
I can't sleep with no sound at all
then you hear every little thing and THAT keeps me from falling asleep

consistent noise isn't the kind that keeps people from sleeping, random noises are
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Posted 4/10/17
I dont mind having things running in the background such as fans, but I can also just sleep to silence. I can sleep anywhere and to anything pretty much.
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Posted 4/10/17
I need a static noise to fall asleep to, which I often use my fan. Even if I'm freezing cold, I'll turn it up all the way. It's too awkwardly quiet and I can't fall asleep while listening to my own shuffling. TV does not work because it has distinct sounds that I can pay attention to.
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It doesn't bother me.
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Posted 4/10/17 , edited 4/10/17
I need sound to sleep.
It gets deafening and keeps me on alert if it's too quiet..
I have an AC running or music playing to sleep. (. _.)
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22 / F / Michigan
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Posted 4/10/17
I lived in a big city for awhile and slept with fans on because 1. I didn't have AC and 2. it was extremely noisy outside. I didn't think it was that uncommon--many people I know sleep with fans or white noise makers. I live in a small town now and still sleep with one fan on out of habit (even though it's much quieter here and I can hear the waves of the lake with my window open).
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Posted 4/10/17
Lol what. If you don't have the sound of a fan you just hear either random noises or nothing at all. Both make you think things. Having no noise at all is depressing as fuck and just makes you overthink everything while staring at your dark ceiling. And without a fan you hear every little bed creek and it's just so weird.

I love fans both because they cool me off AND because of the noise
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Posted 4/10/17
I find fans insufferable for periods of any longer than an hour, whether at night or in the day. Not because of the noise, but because the passage of air dehydrates me so. I live in a humid country, so dry air just gives me a headache.
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You ever been in a Server Farm and heard all those fans running? Thats what my room sounds like 24/7/365. Have my desktop PC running 24/7, it has 4 case fans in it, plus the cpu and power supply. Have a box fan in the window running 24/7, and have two mini fans on my desk running 24/7.As it's getting towards summer time, I'm getting set to set up one more fan to help circulate the air more.

If I turn them off my room gets unbearably hot really fast, as the sun is shining directly onto the walls of my bedroom at least 80% of the day.

I also have a music track on endless loop 24/7, often times for more than a week before I even think of changing the song.

Background noise helps you to focus, or at least me to focus.
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Posted 4/11/17
The white noise helps me sleep because it buries other sounds that could wake me up:
various house creaking noise (especially in winter), car doors closing, cars driving by, neighbor's dog barking, etc.

It basically acts like earplugs, minus the earwax build up that can be associated with using them.
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22 / F / USA
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Posted 4/11/17
My fans are annoying but I can't sleep without their constant cheers outside my window.
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Posted 4/11/17
I use fans to keep myself cool at night but I'll admit I do like their white noise. I know it sounds odd but I have insomnia and the extra noise helps. Without some sort of background noise then every little sound in the world can and will wake me up. My cat could fart and it would sound like a cannon blast in the absolute silence and wake me up. If a fans running then I don't hear that. You would think it would be the other way around. Don't get me wrong I love my silence but sometimes the silence is just as deafening as a loud fan but unlike a fan it does nothing to mask other noises that pop up. Thankfully I also have these crickets in my ear (No, not literally, just the noise. That would be gross) that mask background noises very well. Anytime I'm really tired these cricket noises I hear become overwhelmingly loud. It's called tinnitus and it's insanely annoying at times. Thankfully most people just get used to it over time and only when it's really quiet does it become a problem for me so again I like to have a fan or something running. A thunderstorm is even better. I find it sort of comforting at night. I'm just thankful mine sounds like crickets and not a loud ringing noise or something. That would drive me insane.
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Posted 4/11/17
I used to always need a fan on for both cooling me off and the white noise. But once I got married my wife found it extremely annoying. So I stopped using it once it magically broke. I'm used to having no fan now.
Posted 4/11/17
When i'm on the road i find those motel A/C to be very noisy i will run them during the daytime but at night i shut them off.
Posted 4/11/17
I'm a person who sleeps much better with noise around. I don't like silence, and find it deafening in it's own way. Silence is nature's cue that something is about to happen; whereas sound is life; business as usual. I prefer to have the TV on in comparison to the fan, but honestly I could sleep at a gun range better than I could in silence. Sound > No sound
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