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is it bad to sleep with a fan on your face

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe.: The fan could cause excessive drying or your eyes, nose, or mouth. It could also blow dust into your face and aggravate allergy symptoms. I suggest mo ... Read More

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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No it is not but it : Maybe related to the muscles feeling tight or stiff but it is not harmful toneck or your joints. If your neck is painful and it persists even without ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unrelated: You'll have to search for a different reason for your headache. Unless severe, don't worry too much.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: After hitting your head the first question is how severe was the head injury, did you pass out, are you having any physical symptoms, if you are conce ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Whatever: Whichever assembly that is most refreshing to you.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. Maybe. But...: Normal, healthy people can sleep in whatever positions they are most comfortable in. The problems arise when a person stays in one position too long. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Comfortable temperature setting is appropriate
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Covering hair: Not really . There are some religions like Sikhs and Muslims where they cover their hair with turban or scarf all day everyday . All you need to make ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No - but why?: Lemon has minor anti-oxidant activity and is a little astringent. But it will not penetrate the skin and while the scent might make you feel better, ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Some can, some can't. Depends on preference.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No: You can't give yourself a concussion with your hands.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Moderate exercise: Ideally, you would like to exercise all your muscles on a regular basis. It's fine to work on both shoulders and legs the same day. Just don't do ten ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have no : specific health problems - then it is generally the sleep position that will put less abnormal strains on your body. Take care.
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Colds are caused by viruses. A fan blowing won't increase exposure to viruses. Many studies have looked at whether getting cold increases odds of cat ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends.: Depends on where the break is, and how it's being protected. Check with your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
20 years experience Sleep Medicine
Unless sleep apnea: Unless you have sleep apnea it probably doesn't matter. If you have sleep apnea stomach sleeping is better than sleeping on your back.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Sleeping on your back is really the best position due to neck and b reathing problems. But certain positions are healthier in terms of the muscles, e ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience Dentistry
No: Oral Devices that pull the lower jaw forward are another option..known as Mandibular Advancement Devices. The are considered appropriate treatment for ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
A medium firm mattre: Most back pain sufferers feel better with a medium firm mattress, but some may prefer firm mattress. Medium firm mattress will cradle your body while ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: The long term effect of loud music is to damage the inner workings of hearing so that lowered vision and even deafness can result later in life. Some ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
37 years experience Dentistry
Roll over: Side sleeping is a great help to keep the airway open. It is not a cure for apnea, but is does help. Even with a cpap, side sleeping is helpful. Th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It doesn't matter: It doesn't matter which way you sleep as long as you are comfortable with the incisional pain.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
???: Not sure what your question is getting at. Why would you think that? Give some context.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: If it is a child or adult who is unable to move the blanket away from his/her face when needed, there is the possibility of suffocation. If it is a n ... Read More
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