Benefits of a Humidifier

humidifier in living room

When it comes to humidifiers, the benefits may seem obvious. Humidifiers replace dry air in your home with moisturized air. Dry air occurs when temperatures drop, and the air can’t hold as much moisture as it can when its warm. Humidifiers add the missing moisture into the air, making it easier to breathe among other benefits.

May Help Prevent Flu

Flu season makes it way around our communities ever year with seemingly no end in sight. However, air with certain levels of humidity usually lessens the chance of you or your family catching the airborne virus according to some research. One study found that a high relative humidity level decreased levels of the flu virus. We generally recommend humidity levels in your home be kept between 40 and 60%. During the winter months, this can be done by using a warm or cool mist humidifier.

Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier

Aerus PowerPure™ 5000 Ultrasonic Humidifier

Reduces Snoring

Snoring is caused by the muscles in your mouth and throat becoming so relaxed that they partially block your airways. This in turn causes them to vibrate when air moves through, which makes the snoring sound we hear. When the air in your bedroom is dry, your airways are less likely to be moisturized enough to allow air to pass through easily. Keeping your humidity levels up can soothe your airways and reduce inflammation.

May Reduce Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Allergy and asthma sufferers may notice that their symptoms are worse when the air is dry. Using both an air purifier and humidifier can help reduce any irritants and replace them with clean, moisturized air. Airways that are clear and adequately lubricated makes it easier for your body to filter out contaminants that aggravate your allergies or asthma.

Helps Keep Your Scalp Healthy

Similar to the skin on the rest of your body, your scalp can easily dry out. A dry, irritated scalp can be itchy and cause dandruff to accumulate. Some people may turn to spa treatments or hairdressers for recommendations, but a simple and effective solution is often using a humidifier. Run a humidifier in places like your bedroom or living room to add moisture in the air.

Reduces Risk of Nose Bleed

Nose bleeds are very common during the winter months. People of all ages can experience them when they least expect it. While generally not life threatening, they can be very uncomfortable and even scary. Nose bleeds occur largely due to low humidity levels that dry out nasal membranes and cause them to bleed when irritated. To avoid this, keep a humidifier running throughout the day to help keep your nasal membranes adequately moisturized.

Humidifiers Expertly Reviewed

Not every humidifier is going to suit your needs. Allergy Buyers Club’s team of experts carefully review every humidifier they sell and provide the pros and cons of each so you know what you’re getting and if it will work for you.