In summer, many people tend to turn on the fan at bedtime in order to rest more comfortably; however this action could cause serious health problems.
Faced with the intense heat felt during the summer, many people choose to turn on their fans during the night in order to fall asleep and rest fresh. And although this practice usually solves the problem momentarily, various experts say that having this device on for so long is dangerous for our health. Because? Next, we explain it to you.
It should be noted that, unlike air conditioning, which only needs to be on for a while to cool the environment, the fan It must be on all the time to fulfill its function of dissipating heat.
Why shouldn’t you sleep with the fan on?
According to Henry Figueroa, a pulmonology specialist, being exposed to cold air from the fan for many hours dries out the mucosa of the respiratory tract and favors the entry of germs and dust that infect the body.
The danger increases if people who sleep with this device on are susceptible to respiratory problems, since they could end up suffering very dangerous infections such as laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, etc.
“Having the fan on for so long, at the lung level, can cause infectious symptoms related to asthma, sinusitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, among others,” said the specialist in conversation with La República.
Keeping the fan on can be dangerous. Photo: Vitónica
In addition, he emphasized that the use of the fan very close to the body or neck can cause muscle contractures or stiffness that cause joint pain.
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