First of all what is a humidifier? Humidifier adds moisture to the air that helps to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in various parts of the body. This awesome tool can be particularly effective for treating dryness of the skin, nose, throat, and lips. And moreover it can also ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu or common cold. With a drop of essential oil it can really be turned into a powerful little helper against the ever existing issues that come with the winter season.
Here are more specific reasons why you should get one for your house (or why it'll make a great gift):
Authors of one study noted that humidifiers might reduce the risk of catching the flu. After adding the influenza virus to the air with a simulated cough, researchers found that humidity levels above 40 percent rapidly deactivated virus particles, making them much less likely to be infectious. We’re not scientists, but it sounds way better than we could’ve expected. Especially during these unprecedented times!
When exposed to indoor air that has too little moisture, it’s possible for your vocal chords to become dry and scratchy. If these conditions persist and your throat continues to feel irritated for long durations, it’s possible that you may become hoarse and lose your voice.
Humidifiers have also been shown to be an effective tool in the fight against croup, a childhood virus that causes inflammation in the upper airways and leads to a barking type of cough and hoarseness.
Maintaining the optimal levels of humidity in your home can help lubricate and soothe your throat. Which in turn, helps minimize the dryness that can lead to inflammation in your windpipe and voice box.
Some people notice that their skin, lips, and hair become dry and fragile in the winter.
Many types of heating units pump hot, dry air through the house or office, which can make the skin dry, itchy, or flaky. Cold air outside can also dry out the skin.
Using a humidifier to add moisture to the indoor air may help to reduce the occurrence of dry, cracked skin.
Increasing the amount of moisture in the air can also reduce snoring. If the air is dry, a person’s airways are less likely to be sufficiently lubricated, which can make snoring worse.
Adding humidity to the air by running a humidifier at night may help to relieve some symptoms.
Humans aren’t the only ones that benefit from moist air. In fact, many of the most popular houseplants come from the jungle, which means they thrive in environments that have an abundance of moisture in the air. When the air is too dry, it can also cause issues for the plants, including leaf loss, dry leaf tips and stunted growth. Obviously, this will all depend on the type of plants you have in your home, but using a humidifier gives your indoor garden a better chance of thriving.
What do you think about this? Solid enough reasons?
Actually we have an awesome humidifier available in our store.
It’s not too big so it won’t take too much of the space. It’s not too expensive, which will save your wallet this Christmas. And it has 7 LED colors that can add-on to the festive mood this year. Think about it, and take a look for yourself, it might be a great addition to your household!