Why Every Home Needs a Humidifier
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Humidifiers are quite common sight in many homes around the USA, but they are still not as popular as they perhaps should be when you consider just how much healthier they can make the home.
If you do not currently have a humidifier, and you have not even thought about getting one, here are a few things that might change your mind:
Lower your risk of infection
Having a humidifier in your home is one of the best things you can do to avoid getting sick, especially if someone else in your home is already sick with the flu or similar. Why? Because bacteria often find it more difficult to move around in moist air, which means you are less likely to end up breathing in that bad bacteria and becoming sick if you are running a humidifier in your home.
They’re great for sensitive skin
If you, or someone in your family, has sensitive skin or a skin complaint like eczema, for example, something that can work very well alongside other sensitive skin treatments is having a humidifier in the home. It prevents the air from getting too dry, which in turn prevents the skin from getting too dry and that means less pain and fewer flare-ups overall.
Sinus blockages can be really uncomfortable, They can cause headaches and nosebleeds and make it difficult for you to breathe as easily as you usually do. Luckily, humidifiers can help you with this particular health issue too.
The more moisture there is in the air, the better for your sinus health. Your nasal passage and throat will be less dry, which means you will tend to wake up each morning with clearer passages and less pain and congestion. That is why having a humidifier around in the winter when the air is dry and in the summer when hay fever is a big issue, is really smart.
Take care of your skin
If you want your skin to look as smooth, healthy, and youthful as possible, as well as cleansing, toning, and moisturizing regularly. Start running a humidifier whenever you are at home. Why? Because when there is more moisture in the air, your skin will naturally be moister, and when your skin is moist, it is less likely to sry out, get wrinkly or age prematurely, It really is that simple.
Stop sore throats
Okay, so a humidifier isn’t going to eliminate your sore throats completely because many of them are caused by viruses or bacterial infections, but if you are someone who often wakes up feeling a bit hoarse like there is a frog in your throat, then running as humidifier overnight will certainly help to prevent that from happening in the future. You will no longer be breathing in dry air, but soothing, moist air instead, and that really will do wonders for your throat.
Hair can dry out and become brittle when the air is dry, so by running a humidifier, you really can ensure that your hair looks healthier and shinier, and is easier to manage if you have the type of hair that hates a lack of humidity and loves a moister environment.
A good night’s sleep
Humidifiers are so amazing that they can even help you to get a good night’s sleep. For instance, if you or a partner snores, the humid air produced by the unit will help to either prevent that from happening, or at the very least full the sound of the snoring down to a more manageable level. How is this so? Because sry sinuses and throats make more noise than moist ones. Secondly, it can help you sleep by ensuring your sinuses are in good shape. So you don’t end up awake all night trying to find a comfortable position where you can sleep and breathe easily.
Of course, having a humidifier in your home is not just good for you – it’s great for your houseplants too. Many houseplants need a decent amount of humidity to survive and thrive, but thanks to indoor heating and HVAC systems, they do not always get the moisture they require, A good humidifier will help to change this, and since houseplants are great at removing toxins from the air in your home, that will help you breathe easier at home too.
As you can see humidifiers are very useful devices to have in your home at any time of the year but especially in the cooler or drier months when there is not much moisture in the air.
*This article is based on personal suggestions and/or experiences and is for informational purposes only. This should not be used as professional advice. Please consult a professional where applicable.