Original article from Kent Live
Many people across Kent would have been turning on their fans before going to sleep this past week.
The county has been basking in a heatwave which has seen temperatures soar above 30C, leaving lows of around 16C overnight.
Sweltering sleepers would have turned to fans to keep them cool under these conditions, meaning they can enjoy a peaceful night's sleep.
However, some experts have warned that keeping a fan on overnight could impact your health, as the Mirror reports.
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According to Sleep Advisor, sleeping with a fan may end up circulating pollen and dust, which isn't ideal for those suffering with asthma or allergies.
"Take a close look at your fan," The Sleep Advisor suggests. "If it’s been collecting dust on the blades, those particles are flying through the air every time you turn it on."
A fan being on all night could also cause skin to dry out, while it also has the potential to dry up your nasal passages.
This would result in your body producing excess mucous meaning you wake up feeling rather under the weather.
Sleep Advisor also warned the cool air could result in you waking up in the morning feeling stiff.
"This is because the concentrated cool air can make muscles tense up and cramp," the experts explain, with them adding this happens most often to those who sleep with the fan right next to their neck and face.
The advice comes as sweltering conditions have seen Kent endure heat in excess of 30C.
On Monday (July 19), The Met Office issued its first-ever Extreme Heat Warning for different parts of the UK as temperatures soared up to 33C.
The warning, which is issued with public health partners across the UK and is in place till midnight on Thursday, covers a large part of Wales, all of southwest England and parts of southern and central England.
The scorching temperatures saw many people flocking to Kent's beaches during 'Freedom Day' to soak up the sunshine, and there was even a big turnout at shopping centres such as Bluewater.
Despite the recent thunderstorms which have rumbled across the county, the temperatures are still peeking at around 30C.
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