Humidifier Benefits: Defeat Dry Winter Air
As temperatures drop, we all know it’s important to keep your home warm and comfortable. Unfortunately, your heating system may significantly dry the air in your home, which can aggravate your skin, sinuses, and throats. Not only is that uncomfortable, it can leave you vulnerable during cold and flu season. A room humidifier can provide numerous health and beauty benefits simply by adding moisture back into the air.
All humidifiers are great for clearing congestion and easing coughs, but some allow you to add essential oils that can help open sinuses or fill the room with a calming scent like lavender. If your budget is tight or you’re looking for a solution while shopping around for a humidifier, try placing a pan or bowl filled with water over your heater for an instant homemade humidifier. Read on to learn more about the advantages of a humidifier.
Some health benefits of a humidifier:
- Relieves sinusitis: If the air is dry, your sinuses aren’t draining properly
- No more nosebleeds: Keeping your nasal passages moist is key to preventing nosebleeds
- Reduces the sound of snoring: The moisture from a humidifier keeps your throat from drying out so your snoring may not be as loud
Some beauty benefits of a humidifier:
- Adds moisture to your skin and hair
- Relieves your dry and usually red eyes
- Keeps your lips from drying out and being chapped
Don’t forget, it’s important to keep your humidifier clean and change the filter as indicated. Dirty humidifiers can breed mold or bacteria. They can actually make you sick if they aren’t maintained properly or if humidity levels stay too high.
If you have allergies or asthma, talk to your doctor before using a humidifier.
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