What could be more pleasant than the breath of a fan that comes to rest on our face when the mercury explodes? If its presence may seem essential, even beneficial when it is really very hot, you have to be careful about how you use it. For example, you should avoid sleeping with the device because it tends to dry out the skin, throat, eyes, sinuses… According to Santé Magazine, you risk ending up with headaches, pain muscles, stiff neck or stuffy nose.

To avoid this type of inconvenience, the site specializing in health recommends buying a timer fan to sleep cool while avoiding “the inconvenience of constant air circulation”. In addition, some simple but unstoppable tips will allow you to boost the performance of your fan so that the air is always fresh and renewed. Check out five in our slideshow below!

If you don’t own a fan or if it has broken down, don’t panic: you can survive the ambient heat by implementing a few recommendations, again very easy.