This year has actually been worse than others and in addition to dry, itchy skin that has been waking me up in the middle of the night, just BEGGING for lotion, I've been having a few nose bleeds which is very uncommon for me.
My furnace does have a humidifier on it, but I'm kind of dense about that stuff so I've asked a friend to come and take a look and make sure it's working properly. I'll most likely have to clean stuff up with some CLR as well.
But last week, I'd had ENOUGH of my dryness and popped into <a href="http://Walmart.ca">Walmart</a> to pick up a humidifier.
I had done very little research about humidifiers before going in and figured it better to check out my options in person and honestly, I was mostly motivated by price.
Thankfully the folks at Sunbeam had what I was looking for! This unit is perfect for Small Spaces and is actually a Hot Mist humidifier. I'd only ever had experience with cool mist so I wasnt sure how it would work for me, noise wise, as the machine essentially boils the water. With my insomnia, I typically require absolutely NO noise but I've slept through it every night so far.
As it's a smaller machine, I fill it nightly before bed which is fine and has become part of my nighttime routine now. As uou can above, while not the prettiest addition to my room, it's grey color helped it blend in a little and not stick out so much like a sore thumb!
You're probably wondering if I've noticed a difference since I started using it? Well, we have only had it running for a few days now, so it's a little early to tell the overall effects but the day after the first night, my nose would not stop running! Regularly this would piss me off as I'd assume I was getting sick but I am pretty sure it's because I'm not so dry and stuffed up!
Also, I forgot tot turn it on last night and was super stuffy and have dry skin again. So, a small, but noticeable difference so far. Will definitely continue to use it.
Plus, for $25.00 I couldn't go wrong! Its tray also is dishwasher safe so I'll be cleaning it regularly to prevent any bacteria build up and running it completely empty each night should help as we aren't keeping still water in it!
I'd like to know of anyone else has found a significant difference in their homes with using a humidifier. Any recommendations for others?