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Benefits of Owning a Humidifier

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Humidifiers are holistic approaches to home wellness—good for you, your family, and your entire home.

Extra moisture in the air not only helps to relieve common allergy symptoms like congestion, coughing, and dry skin, but it comes with other benefits. Better sleep, comfort for little ones, and household care, to name a few. Read on to find out why a humidifier could be the next game-changer in your home wellness routine.

How do humidifiers work?

Humidifiers can use high vibrations, heating elements, or other methods to vaporize water. These processes produce tiny mist particles, which are then released into your air, creating comfortable indoor humidity even when the weather is dry. All Levoit humidifiers have an auto-shutoff safety feature that turns off the humidifier once it runs out of water.

Humidifiers with ultra-fine mist and built-in humidity sensors are particularly helpful if you have a specific humidity level preference. They also significantly reduce the chances of making your environment too humid or getting surroundings wet, as well as help prevent fungus and root rot in your plants as a result of over-humidification.

How can I benefit from a humidifier?

Combat Nightly Congestion & Flu Symptoms

The way we start our day matters. When we sleep in dry air, we can wake up stuffy and groggy—hardly an ideal way to begin our morning routines.

So, what causes this?

It’s possible that daily activities simply distract us from our congestion, making it more noticeable when we lie down to sleep at night, but that first guess is right: congestion is often worse at night.

This is due to several factors. When we lie down, mucus can pool in our throat and nasal passages. The increased blood flow to the upper part of the body can cause inflammation in our nasal passages, potentially worsening congestion. Even acid reflux can play a role in irritation and increase stuffiness.

Keeping a humidifier next to your bed provides moisture to these inflamed or congested areas, while simultaneously helping our bodies to break up the mucus and phlegm. Coughs will be more productive and likely less painful. A humidifier with advanced features, such as target humidity options and Auto Mode, will allow you to choose your humidity preference (typically around 40—50% is recommended) and maintain it while you sleep.

Additionally, symptoms caused by allergies, or the flu can also be soothed with healthy humidity. As we mentioned before, coughs will be more productive, your skin less dry and itchy, and sore throats less painful. Overall, the road to recovery will be faster and less of a hassle with the helping hand of a humidifier.

Kids & Nurseries

Finding a successful nighttime routine for your little one makes a world of difference—for both you and them.

How? We’ve got two answers: Healthier skin and better sleep.

Young skin has had far less exposure to the impacts of aging and long-term pollution, which also makes it more sensitive to changes in humidity and therefore more prone to itchiness and flakiness. Setting up a BPA-free, cool-mist humidifier in the nursery helps protect your baby’s delicate skin from rashes and itchiness caused by dry air.

The second answer, one that is especially appealing to sleep-deprived parents, is the upgrade to your little one’s sleep routine. For many children, going to bed is accompanied by anxiety and fear of the dark. The white noise of a humidifier can help fill in the silence that makes them worry. Humidifiers with optional night lights are also helpful, providing a comforting glow that’s not too bright, but just bright enough so they can see their immediate surroundings. With a smart humidifier, parents can even turn on their little one’s humidifier without having to enter the room and disturb their sleep.

Plants & Furniture

When it comes to your plants, you might be surprised to learn that even desert plants like cacti prefer at least 40% humidity levels, while the average home lands at only about 30% or lower due to the drying effects of air conditioning, heaters, and fans. Through pores on the underside of their leaves called “stomata”, plants intake carbon dioxide and exude the oxygen we breathe. Without proper humidity levels, plants keep their stomata closed for extended periods of time to retain moisture. With closed stomata the plants cannot “breathe”, causing them to wilt and turn brown.

Turning on a humidifier helps your plants thrive with a consistent and balanced atmosphere. With a smart humidifier, you can even set timers and schedule times for the humidifier to turn on when you’re away for the day.  

And finally, even your actual house can benefit from humidity. If you have wood furniture or flooring, keeping moisture in your air can boost the longevity of wooden architecture by helping to prevent dryness, cracking, and brittleness.

Why a Levoit humidifier?

Featuring adjustable mist levels, auto-shutoff, and easy operation and cleaning, every Levoit humidifier is designed with ultrasonic technology and user benefits in mind. All of our humidifiers come with a 2-year warranty and lifetime customer support, so that you and your family never have to worry about dry air again.  Click to find the right Levoit Humidifiers for your needs.

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