Here at Hunter we understand the importance of a good-night sleep and how temperature can have a huge effect on this. Poor sleep can contribute to a variety of issues including weight gain, lack of productivity and concentration, increased risk of heart disease, increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, depression, suppressed immune system, and more. No need to gamble with these risks – just improve your sleep habits! Luckily, we have ideas to help you sleep deeper for longer amounts of time. Ceiling fans have been proven to result in better, deeper sleep. Here are the top five benefits of sleeping with a fan!
1. Air Circulation
Having proper air circulation in your bedroom helps 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.
To keep the air circulation without adding dust irritants to the room, make sure you’re regularly cleaning your ceiling fan. We recommend cleaning your fan every few weeks; if you have asthma, you might want to clean it more frequently. For tips on how to clean your ceiling fan, check out this blog!
2. White Noise
There are sleep apps with a “ceiling fan” white noise option and YouTube videos with soft ceiling fan sounds, but nothing beats the good ol’ fashioned fan itself. We engineer our ceiling fans to be whisper-quiet, but the gentle, constant whir sound from the ceiling fan blades can help block out sudden sounds during the night, like a barking dog or car alarm.
3. Temperature Control
Temperature plays a key role in getting better sleep, and a ceiling fan can help with that. The National Sleep Foundation reported that most sleep experts agree that the perfect room temperature for sleeping is 65 degrees.
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.”
If you’re one of those that enjoys sleeping with the ceiling fan on high-speed, you’ll love sleeping with one of our high-velocity SureSpeed® ceiling fans.
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 (depending on local climate conditions and energy rates, of course).
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. Check out our buying guide for some other tips on how to choose a ceiling fan!