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The Joys of Humidifiers


clueliss

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I've declared it that time of the year.  The time when I drag out a humidifier and fire it up.  I find, based on a decade (or more) of experience that I need one at work more than at home.  The issue however has been to find one that is small and quiet.  At my psychiatrist's office last March (trust me, me on anti-depressants is much better for all involved than me unmedicated).    

Air-O-Swiss Small Humidifier

One upside down water bottle.  No filters.  Another - we have  no kitchenette where I work.  So I am limited by the rather small bathroom sinks or water fountain to fill things.  So the water bottle size here is perfect.

Humidifier filters have become the bane of my winter existence.  I've bought humidifiers over the years only to find it danged near impossible (without Amazon) to find the filter in a store the next year.  Yes, from the same store I purchased it at.  And the need to record the filter type or the brand name and model and cart it around with me is frustrating.   So the recent trend to ultrasonic (or whatever they are called) that require no filters makes me very happy.

And don't discuss going with out one during the winter.  I've tried that.  My sinuses are not happy.  They are by nature grumpy and they dry out in the winter and then I get infections.   I don't have time for that.  And I hate being sick.  So moister air it is.  

My cats over the years enjoy it too.  I've had one in particular (rest is soul) who liked to sit on a large one I had and more or less huff the moist air as it came out.  Besides, I'm less likely to shock the cat when I go to pet her this way.  

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Bragandbounce

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I'm looking to purchase a new humidifier this year, and I'm so tempted by the one Vicks sells that doubles as a star projector! Probably doesn't speak to how well it works...but it's so cute ;)

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Cartmann99

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It makes sense that using a humidifier reduces illnesses for you during the dry winter months. :my_smile: Sorry to be graphic, but having soft and wet mucus in your nose improves the odds of it being able to trap bacteria and viruses before they can infect you. 

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clueliss

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I should have put in there, I dislike the feeling of trying to breathe through shredded wheat.  Which is what my nose feels like if I don't use the humidifier.

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