If you’re a Singapore resident, you might be wondering why your home needs a humidifier. After all, the weather stays pretty humid for most of the year.
Still, you can’t deny the health benefits of having a humidifier at home. And there’s plenty of them from your waking moments to when you’re sleeping, as we’ll illustrate in this post.
It can prevent sore throats and dry nasal passages.
A sore throat is often the result of dry air in your room. An air-conditioned space can also result in dry nasal passages that could pave the way for flu viruses and colds.
A level of around 40% humidity can already decrease the effects of influenza. So if you’re constantly keeping a box of tissues by your bedside to manage your runny nose, maybe it’s time to stop wondering if a humidifier is worth it.
It is worth it if only to address your susceptibility to airborne illnesses via dry air. And it can also help loosen congested nasal passages and dried up mucus!
It can prevent itchy and dry skin.
And as the best skin specialists will tell you, being constantly exposed to non-humid air can dehydrate your skin fast!
So if you want to stick to simple and more affordable moisturizers as your daily skincare routine, get a humidifier. It can help alleviate dry skin and prevent skin conditions like eczema because it adds moisture to the air.
It can prevent dandruff and an itchy scalp.
Just like the skin on your face and body, your scalp can also be susceptible to flaking and itching if it’s constantly exposed to dry air.
Hair health care basics involve getting a healthy amount of moisture for proper collagen production. An overly dry scalp is not just irritatingly itchy but could also make your hair’s roots and shaft dry, brittle, and prone to breakage.
And while the best anti-dandruff shampoo can take away some of the itchiness, you’ll still need to do something about the main cause of it. That’s when a humidifier can help target the culprit, which is too much dryness in the air.
It can help you have better sleep.
You might be producing more mucus that’s causing the rattling and vibrating sounds that result in snoring. Proper humidity levels of around 50% have been proven to improve sleep quality (beyond that could disrupt sleep because it might get too hot and sweaty in your room).
Of course, only a CPAP machine can properly address sleep disorders like sleep apnea. However, if your snoring is the result of a dry mouth and constricted airways, a humidifier can definitely help to alleviate it.