The Winter Benefits of a Humidifier
With the upcoming blizzard conditions, it’s important to stay healthy and strong. But dry air inside your house can make that quite difficult. Did you know that dry air from outside gets eve dryer when it enters your home? Even though we can’t see that, winter air is dry and that’s why it’s harsh for our skin, nose and eyes.
By maintaining proper moisture levels inside your home you will protect your and your family’s health. Here’s why a humidifier should be your best ally during harsh winter months:
Helps with sinusitis: Sinusitis is a condition when your sinuses and nasal passages get all inflamed. This often happens due to external factors like dry air. When you breathe in the dry air, sinuses can’t drain and function properly. This leads to swellings and your nose becomes congested and you can’t breathe properly. Many ENT specialists advise their patients to use humidifiers during winter seasons to avoid sinusitis.
Prevents nosebleeds: Did you ever notice blood in your snot, especially in the morning? Who would have thought that dry air is the cause of yet another nasty symptom? Humidifiers help keep your nasal passages lubricated and moisturized which prevents nosebleeds.
Less snoring: Do you or your partner snore? During winter, people who snore tend to snore even louder due to dry air. It’s high time you did something about this. Humidifiers prevent your throat from drying out and ease breathing.
Better skin: Do you feel like your skin is sometimes dry and itchy, and your lips chapped? Again – the dry air is to blame. By maintaining proper moisture levels (somewhere between 40 and 60%) you will keep your skin hydrated and more flexible.
Easing asthma symptoms: If you or someone in your family is suffering from asthma there’s a good chance that a humidifier will help. But you do need to check that with your doctor first.
Prevention against viruses and bacteria: Viruses and bacteria spread through dry air like wildfire. There’s nothing that can stop them. They roam freely through your house and sooner or later somebody will inhale those nasty molecules. When there’s moisture in the air, however, they can’t fly around. They are drawn to the ground by tiny droplets of water and they stay there.