The summer is in full swing and, until now, the Germans have not been able to complain about the lack of hot days – apart from the small cooling that has fallen on the north from Germany in recent days.
When the thermometer goes up and reaches 30 magical degrees, many suffer from sleep problems and the grip of the fan is close. But according to the sleep counselor's report, this beneficial cooling could cause health problems.
Whirlwind of dust and pollen
A fan can cool the room in the room, but also brew pollen and dust. For people who have allergies and who suffer from asthma and hay fever, this is not a good solution.
Drying of the skin and nasal mucous membranes is another reason for not using the ventilator during sleep.
If they are too dry, the body can produce excess mucus and make us feel sick and have a stuffy nose.
Muscle cramps by fans
But that's not all. Experts also point out that the use of fans can cause muscle spasms: "People who sleep in a draft can wake up with stiff or sore muscles, and a concentration of cold air can cause cramps and muscle contractures. "
The problem particularly concerns people who sleep with the fan near the face and neck. "If you wake up in the morning with a stiff neck, it may be because of the constant stream of air," he continues.
Alternatives to the fan
Instead of putting a fan in the hot summer nights, one should instead resort to alternatives. Hanging wet sheets is a way to keep your room cool. Even a wet washcloth on the calves can help.
For all those who do not suffer from allergies and asthma, a fan may still be the right choice.
However, be careful that it is not too close to the bed and that cold air is not blown directly onto the face or the rest of the body.
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