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Benefits of Using a Humidifier During the Winter

This winter while you’re thinking about the possibility of getting a head-cold or keeping your home germ-free, think about investing in a humidifier. Adding a humidifier to your most occupied rooms can offer you and your family plenty of benefits, including good health.


Moisture in the air has the ability to prevent the movement of germs. Therefore, with the addition of a humidifier, you can help prevent the spread of airborne illnesses in your home. Keeping you and your family members healthy is the top benefit of getting a humidifier.

You may be dealing with a dry, tight feeling in your nose when you wake up, but you’re not having other symptoms associated with a cold. This is the result of the air drying out your sinuses causing your resistance to bacteria and viruses to decrease. A humidifier in your bedroom will add moisture and you’ll wake up with a more comfortable nose.

It also helps to prevent snoring, if you are one of those who breathe through their mouth when sleeping. It’s nearly impossible to avoid dryness in your nose and throat when you’re sleeping, but with a humidifier by your bedside, it could help prevent dryness from occurring in those sensitive areas. This will help lower your chances of snoring and help you sleep more comfortably.

When speaking of dryness, you should also think about your skin. We rely on water to keep our skin, lips, and eyes moisturized. During the winter when we are sleeping, we aren’t consuming enough water to combat the dryness. A humidifier adds moisture to the air, which will help prevent dry skin, chapped lips, and dry eyes.

Not only can it add moisture to the air to prevent dryness, it can also make it feel warmer in your home. During the winter months, it may be harder to keep your home as warm as you’d like. A humidifier will add more moisture to the air which will cause sweat to evaporate more slowly, leaving you feeling warmer.