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Fans For Sleeping

Unbiased Review and Ratings Based on 4,400 Consumer Experiences

July 7, 2014

Fans often generate effective "white noise" which can encourage relaxation and sleep by reducing or eliminating disruptive sounds such as traffic, barking dogs, weather, etc. Fans included in our research overall as a group have 82% owner satisfaction. (82 out of 100 based on 4469 reviews.)

The main competitor of fans used for white noise and sleeping is sound / white noise machines. Fans are the better choice if you want air circulation in addition to white noise; sound machines are better if you seek only white noise.

Top-Rated Fans: Comparison

The table below evaluates only those fans that rate highest in owner satisfaction based on 200 or more consumer experience. Links go to Amazon.com.

Owner Satisfaction / Sample1 Price2 Quality of Sound3 Noise Volume4 Air Circulation Reliability and Longevity
Lasko Personal Fan, 6 Inches          
93% / 679 $15 fair - good low -
medium
fair good
Vornado 733          
89% / 209 $90 good medium good - very good good
Lasko 3520 20-Inch          
88% / 378 $44 good medium -
high
good - fair good
Lasko 42-Inch with Remote          
86% / 799 $57 good low -
medium
good good
Vornado Midsize Fan          
85% / 262 $65 fair - good low -
medium
good good - fair
Westpointe Electrical          
82% / 498 $14 fair medium -
low
fair good - fair
Vornado Compact Fan          
81% / 383 $45 fair - good medium good good - fair
Honeywell Turboforce          
81% / 1261 $15 fair - good medium fair - good fair - poor

1 Owner Satisfaction / Sample Size. Owner satisfaction is not necessarily based on how effective the fan is for sleeping but rather on the fan's effectiveness overall. Sample size refers to the number of owner experiences that the satisfaction rate is based on.

2 Price. Fans that have the best quality of sound are often among the most expensive.

3 Quality of Sound refers to the smoothness of the white noise generated. This is likely the most important factor if you plan to use the fan for sleeping. Note: the ratings indicate only what tends to be true for most owners. Your personal evaluation of the fan's sound quality may differ.

4 Noise Volume refers to how loud the fan is. If you have fairly loud noises that you would like to drown out with a fan, then you will probably need one that rates moderate or higher. Note: ratings show only what tends to be true for most owners. Your personal evaluation of the fan's noise potential may differ.

At Amazon: A Top-Rated Fan For Sleeping

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