I remember many many times as a kid lying awake and crying at night. I’ve never been very good at sleeping and it has been a lifelong issue in my world. When I was younger, I think that my insomnia was actually worse than it is now. I was a very anxious kid even though I never really realized it. As an adult, I can still be anxious but I have realized that there are some ways around it. As long as I have the proper environmental controls, I feel like my sleep quality can be vastly improved. This means, I need a nice cold environment with plenty of background noise to keep my brain happily sleeping. Usually, I rely on a loud air conditioning system to provide both of these necessary measures. My indoor air quality will remain ice cold and dry if I have the AC unit running. At the same time, the cooling system makes an awful lot of noise to drown out any of the background sounds that otherwise put me on high alert. Unfortunately, lately I have been desperate for some kind of substitute for the air conditioning unit. It’s been too loud in my house and I’ve needed a fan to keep the background sounds from disturbing my sleep. This means, even on the nights that I’m already freezing cold I have no choice but to utilize a loud standing fan for white noise. It is very helpful for helping me get to sleep, but I don’t appreciate my ice cold mornings when I have to endure the unfortunately cold air around me.