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Old 08-03-2015, 05:55 AM
 
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Can you set the timer so it doesn't turn off or at least longer than sleeping time? Or are you stuck with a timed fan?
Don't worry. If you turn it on and don't touch the timer, the fan will never stop working.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Don't worry. If you turn it on and don't touch the timer, the fan will never stop working.
Sure, it will just sit there in the background, silently spinning, day in and day out, lulling you into a false sense of security . . . until one day . . . (cue scary music here . . .)
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Can you set the timer so it doesn't turn off or at least longer than sleeping time? Or are you stuck with a timed fan?
Ours has a timer (which made me chuckle), but if you just leave it at the "0" position and then turn the other knob for the fan speed, it will stay on indefinitely (ours has been on for about the last five or six days straight and I am happy to report that I, my fiance, and our lovebird Mango are all alive and well).

In China it's viewed more as a convenience feature; again, I've never heard it mentioned here, and when I explained it to my fiance, she laughed at how stupid it was.

... and then told me that she can't wash her hair because she's having her period; cold water (and not the 12-hour workday I have at the moment) is the reason I'm tired; medicine is "70% poison and 30% good for you;" and after we have a baby, she can't leave our home for exactly one month
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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I suppose this could be legit if the fan broke away from the ceiling and came down at an angle so fast it took the sleeper's head off.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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In China some people also say it is bad to keep the fan on when you sleep.
To some extent it is true. In the latter half of the night, room temperature usually drops and your body generates less heat in deep sleep too. Keeping the fan on could make you vulnerable.
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:04 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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In China some people also say it is bad to keep the fan on when you sleep.
To some extent it is true. In the latter half of the night, room temperature usually drops and your body generates less heat in deep sleep too. Keeping the fan on could make you vulnerable.
Unless the night temperature is really low it's not hazardous. I sometimes put more covers on in the middle of the night without really waking up. Or in late spring, discover the fan is off when I remember having it on when I went to bed.

I've seen window fans with a thermostat that turn off when it gets too cold.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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My grandmother thought the same too about the A/C, and she was from Germany. Actually, medically speaking, a dry throat does lead to more illness, since the moist mucus membranes inside your respiratory tract trap bacteria and viruses from traveling down your throat and causing upper respiratory infections.
this is good insight.
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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this is good insight.
That much is true, because A/C dries out the air. I have a humidifier that I turn on at night so that I'm still cool, but don't wake up with dry sinuses.
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