The Korean ondol heating system was thought to be the oldest of its kind until the recent archaeological discovery of a similar heating system in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands.
Air movement will increase sweat evaporation, which cools the body.
But in extreme heat – when the blown air is warmer than the body's temperature – it will increase the heat stress placed on the body, potentially speeding the onset of heat exhaustion and other detrimental conditions.
Hypothermia is abnormally low body temperature caused by inadequate thermoregulation.
As the metabolism slows down at night, one becomes more sensitive to temperature, and thus supposedly more prone to hypothermia.
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Fan death is a myth and misconception, well known in Korean culture, that running an electric fan in a closed room with unopened or no windows can lead to death.
Despite no concrete evidence to support the concept, fan death persists due to its popularity as an urban myth or superstition.
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