For years, I have been a believer of humidifiers, especially during the summer and winter months when the heat or the air conditioner is on. The air becomes very, making it difficult to breathe. I cherish my rest and since I discovered the benefits of humidifiers, I always have one on-hand. Before reviewing the Crane's Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, I should explain why we should all have one in the bedroom.
A humidifier adds moisture to the air preventing dryness which provokes irritation to the skin, nose, throat, and lips. It can also ease symptoms caused by the flu, cold and dry cough. Many professional singers use one to prevent irritation to their vocal cords.
There are many types of humidifiers to choose from, you need to consider, the size and the color to fit your décor and of course your budget.
There are five types of humidifiers:
Central humidifiers are built directly into your home's air conditioning or heating unit. These are very expensive, but they're the best choice if you want to add humidity throughout the entire house.
Evaporators blow moisture through a moistened filter, but they only work for a single room. Fans power the unit and expel the humidity into the air. However, these are not recommended for people with asthma as it may promote mold growth.
Impeller humidifiers work with the help of rotating disks that run at high speeds. The downside is; similar to evaporators, they only work for single rooms. They also can potentially cause breathing difficulties for people with allergies and asthma.
Steam vaporizers are electrically powered. They heat water, and then cool it before expelling it into the air. These are inexpensive and portable. They can be found everywhere.
Ultrasonic humidifiersproduce a cool mist with the help of ultrasonic vibration. The units vary in price, depending on the size you need for your home. Both cool and warm mist versions are available. The cool-mist version is the best choice if you have children.
However, people most likely purchase Personal (or portable) humidifiers. They are the smallest and the best choice if you need a humidifier while traveling.
Recommendation: It is essential to control the humidity levels. Mayo Clinic suggests that humidity levels stay between 30 and 50 percent. Overusing humidifiers can potentially worsen respiratory problems. It's important to know how to use them correctly. Adding humidity to the air is beneficial, but can cause health issues. Speak to a professional before purchasing a unit.
I just added Crane's Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier to my room. It has a beautiful drop shape and matches perfectly with my décor. This unit is a portable humidifier which, not only helps me breathe, better but also helps my dogs to have a better life; especially my Yorkie Elvis who suffers from a dry skin condition. I don't know if I snore or not but humidifiers will help to make breathing easier by relieving the congestion. Last, but not least, humidifiers help newborns retain that moisture to keep their skin baby soft.
Do not forget to clean your humidifier daily, dump out any excess of water from the tank and base and leave the water tank cap off to air dry. Once a week, use 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 cups of water both in the tank and the base.
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