As far as human beings have come, general improvements in quality of life have made people more sensitive to the elements. While animals are incapable of speech, they can literally tap into the Earth’s magnetic field to figure out where they are. In comparison to other animals, humans are the worst with directions: Sure, we can make maps and compasses, but that we need both is bad enough! We humans have allergies; our bodies overreact to harmless objects in such a way as to nearly kill some of us. We humans have sensitive skin that reacts horribly to clothing and sheets among other materials. Unless we do not mind the discomfort, we need to take initiative against the elements through artificial means. Many solutions involve over-the-counter medication, clothes of certain material, and keeping living spaces clean, but the titular appliance is particularly effective because it is very much an investment on which to rely for a long time. Purchase a good one, and you will enjoy its benefits for a lifetime.
Behold The Humidifier
As many know, dryness can be uncomfortable at best and genuinely damaging to our skin at worst, exacerbating allergies among other sensitivities. If your home is exposed to a dry climate or your local climate is in the middle of a dry season, then a room humidifier might work wonders for you.
A room humidifier’s tank can store about a gallon and a half of water. Some humidifiers’ tanks can take three days to empty, after which you will have to fill them to the brim again, but this water can come straight from the tap. Employing occasional bursts, room humidifiers slowly release this water as mist as long as there is water in the tank. Some room humidifiers allow you to infuse essential oils into the mist. Essential oils are “alternative” medicine, so many might doubt their effectiveness, but the great thing about “healing” and “calming” oils is that, if nothing else, they sure smell good. If a warm cup of tea can help us wind down, then why not have an essential oil achieve the same goal? Whatever essential oils you decide to put into your humidifier, make sure that all intrinsic materials are ingestible and breathable.
As minimalism becomes more and more valuable to architects and homeowners alike, you may not want to maintain yet another appliance that will inevitably take up even more space, but here are some excellent and irrefutable reasons to take the plunge into this investment.
1. You Need Not Maintain Much
Some room humidifiers are so modern as to stop running when they are out of water. They will not wear themselves out or waste any energy. Essentially, room humidifiers guarantee their own longevity. All you need to do is clean the filter if there is one and refill the tank with water every few days.
2. It Is Not as Loud as You Think It Is
Room humidifiers are not as loud as washing machines, dishwashers, or coffee machines. Many do not even rival the hum of air conditioning. Some of them are completely silent, so if you are worried about noise, that is probably not going to be much of a bother for you.
3. It Will Help You Sleep
A humidifier is very effective against dry nostrils, helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. Many of us are plagued with nighttime light pollution and mid-afternoon caffeine intake, magnifying the importance of maintaining control over our sensitivities and allergies in the interest of better sleep. Because certain room humidifiers allow you to add essential oils to the mist via a little tray similar to a washing machine’s detergent slot, you can magnify the sleep-inducing effect of the humidifier with calming scents like lavender.
4. It Helps to Treat Colds
Humidifiers’ mist is so cool as to ease coughing and stuffy noses, expediting the process of getting over your cold. Whether your cold is temporary or you have more long-term allergies, room humidifiers can help to alleviate any nasal symptoms you might be having in response to your dry environment.
5. It Soothes Your Skin
Humid air hydrates the body. While we are not quite amphibious, we still benefit from humid air. We may not feel this way at the height of summer, but watery indoor air has its merits. Not only should water be inside us, but it should be upon us to maintain good skin and alleviate dermatological injuries or conditions. If you lament the sticky humidity of summer, then many humidifiers offer different humidity levels, and you can pick the least aggressive option, only using the higher levels as a last resort for when you have a genuine cold. Speaking of which, here is a final benefit.
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