We Sleep With a Fan
How it started
I don’t know when it started, but years ago I read somewhere that white noise helped you sleep.
I never considered playing Nirvana all night while I slept, but I gave it a try. It turns out they meant this:
noise containing many frequencies with equal intensities.
The First One Isn’t Free
So, I bought a fan.
I may have bought it at Target. Read my Open Letter to Target here.
Once I started sleeping with the fan on it did two things;
1. Sent cool air my way whilst I slept,
2. Blocked out certain sounds.
That’s when I started worrying – What if this wonderful fan blocked out the sounds of a burglar, serial killer or a ghostly aberration that was practicing for the next “Paranormal Activity” movie.
So, we bought a dog to protect us…
…, but the dog sleeps in the same room as us – with the fan.
I’m an idiot.
My wife mentioned that throughout the night, there were these noxious, sulfuric fumes that were emitted in the bedroom from somewhere (We still don’t actually know where they are coming from. We are having a company check all the gas connections throughout the house and search the house for dead critters. My wife even suggested it was me – and that’s just silly. 😉 ) and the fan would make the smells “do laps” around the room.
The fan is like a drug
The fan was like a drug actually. You can’t stop using it once you start. Case in point, I used to travel a lot for business and my wife was not a real fan of the fan, until one day she texting me “I don’t like you very much now,”
“Why?” I asked (Heck, it could be for thousands of things (Leaving dirty socks all over, etc), but I wondered which one at this time)),
“I HAVE to sleep with the fan on now!!!!!”
My assimilation was now complete. She is more like me! Bwahaha!
The only bad part is now we have to take a small fan along with us when we travel. The only plus is it can drown out some of the tap dancing tryouts on the floor above us in hotels.
Do you sleep with the fan on? Do you have any stories? Leave a comment and let us know.
I can’t sleep without a fan at all anymore. My husband likes our environment waaaay to warm for my liking, so it started out as a nice compromise. Now he can’t sleep without it either, and we too have to travel with our fan! We have accumulated a few too many, because if we do travel and forget it, we have to buy a new one.
I feel you Trace. I asked a hotel for a fan and they looked at me like I was crazy, and then I asked them who put the booked the tap dancers (practicing 24 hours a day to win the “Top Tapper 2015” Award) high on Red Bull in the room above us – that’s crazy!