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Ceiling Fan (Overview)

In one large study, ceiling fan use was associated with a significantly lower risk of SIDS. The same was true for sleeping with an open window. Improved air flow may be the common denominator.


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Is ceiling fan good for baby?

Is ceiling fan good for baby?

Maybe: There is some evidence that sids is caused by carbon dioxide pooling in the crib. There is also evidence that ceiling fan will help prevent this from happening. Remember, however, that it will also have significant cooling effect on a baby. ...Read more

Ceiling Fan (Overview)

In one large study, ceiling fan use was associated with a significantly lower risk of SIDS. The same was true for sleeping with an open window. Improved air flow may be the common denominator.


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Can leaving a ceiling fan on at night make baby sick?

Can leaving a ceiling fan on at night make baby sick?

Not by itself: The question is why? If the baby is not covered properly it could be chilling. It may be O.K. If the room is too hot because of geographic locality. ...Read more

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Could circulated air from a ceiling fan have any detrimental effect upon one's health?

Don't believe so: Unless your air in the home is already filled with toxins, there should not be any ill effects of breathing in circulating air from a ceiling fan. I do believe that the blades of the fan tend to accumulate dust, so there may be a need to continually dust off the fan blades. Your respiratory system has a built in mechanism to filter out microscopic dust and pollutants but can also get overloaded. ...Read more

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Does the circulated air from a dusty ceiling fan have any detrimental effect upon one's health?

Does the circulated air from a dusty ceiling fan have any detrimental effect upon one's health?

Dust & Health: Ceiling fans help circulate air... And dust. Keep your fan clean to improve indoor air quality. Dust particles can affect people with allergies, asthma, emphysema and other lung/airway diseases or heart conditions by making breathing tougher. Get a long-handled retractable brush with a soft bendable brush head to reach fan blades easily. Use a sturdy stepstool or ladder if you need to get higher. ...Read more

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Why can the ceiling fan make me tired?

Ceiling Fans: Hi Halmul. Although a ceiling fan can be an invaluable appliance in your home, this type of fatigue has been reported to me on occasion. The problem is that it can literally dry you out, especially if the fan above you has been on for a long time (e.g., bed or couch). The speed of fan is something to factor in as well. So mouth breathers be even more aware. Keep water around as much as possible. ...Read more

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Would a ceiling fan be too much air for infant?

Would a ceiling fan be too much air for infant?

Infant Rooms: A ceiling fan is fine to use near an infant. In fact, the use of a ceiling fan actually decreases the chances of sids (probably by preventing babies from rebreathing exhaled air). ...Read more

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Is it healthy to have ceiling fan in the bedroom?

Unrelated to health: A ceiling fan in the bedroom can circulate air and provide some cooling on hot or moist days. You can feel much better and that might contribute to health some consider its cooling effect healthier than an air conditioner. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with ceiling fan hurt you?

Can sleeping with ceiling fan hurt you?

No: As long as it's on low, the air circulation and white noise helps some people sleep better. It should not dry out the sinuses. But if you sleep with your mouth open, it can dry out the mouth a little faster. By the time air reaches your sinuses, it's been moisturized from the mouth and nose. ...Read more