December 28, 2014

Why You Should Try a Humidifier

Dry air, cranked-up thermostats, and closed windows can greatly lower humidity levels in your home, causing dry skin, irritated nasal passages, and itchiness amongst other things. That's why the wintertime is the perfect time to use a humidifier in your home. Humidifiers add moisture to the air to prevent dryness in many parts of the body. They are often used for treating dry skin, throat, lips and noses, and some people use them fight off colds and other illnesses. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider trying out a humidifier for yourself.

Faster healing

Winter is primetime for colds, asthma and allergies because of the low humidity, but a humidifier keeps the internal nasal passages lubricated so that they can heal faster when you get sick. Some humidifiers have the added benefit of purifying the air, which can be great for people whose allergies are acting up.

Prevent nosebleeds

Keeping the nasal passages lubricated is also great for preventing nosebleeds. Nosebleeds are especially pertinent in dry weather, so humidifiers could be just what you need if you experience them often.

Sinus relief

Clogged sinuses are all too common when the air is cold and dry since they are not draining properly. If you suffer from congestion or sinusitis, adding humidity to the air should significantly benefit your sinus health.

Minimize snoring

Moisture in the air keeps your through from drying out while you're sleeping and will make snoring sounds less intense.

Soft, supple skin

Humidifiers are great for people with dry skin, because the moisture in the air will sink in overnight so that you'll wake up with smooth and hydrated skin, lips and hands.

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