I often have a cold or a sore throat when I sleeps over night with a fan or air conditioner which is on pointing directly to my face.

Is it correct to say "don't leave active fans or air conditioners directly facing your face when sleeping"?

I am not sure if "active fans" means "fans that are on or currently running, not in off-state".

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    I would describe the fan as running or switched on rather than active. Aug 30 '20 at 8:28
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    I would not use "facing your face", I would use "blowing onto your face" or "blowing air onto your face" or "blowing a draft onto your face". In each the "onto" could be replaced by "at".
    – AdrianHHH
    Aug 30 '20 at 8:52

'Don't face fans or air-conditioners when sleeping' is more concise. That the equipment is running is understood.

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