By Lynn Smythe
Snoring occurs when a person’s airways (air passages) have narrowed – the air passing through the airways vibrates the soft tissues of the throat. If snoring is an issue, you should always consult with a medical professional to rule out more serious causes of snoring – such as sleep apnea.
Snoring can be aggravated by allergies, nasal congestion or even consuming a diet high in dairy products. If your allergies seem to get worse when you’re exposed to dry winter air – then adding much need moisture back into the air with a humidifier is a great idea.
Sleep Better and Get Snoring Under Control
Does your snoring, or your spouse’s snoring, seem to get worse during the winter months? When it gets cold out it’s time to turn on the heat to warm up the air inside your home. Heated air is dry air, and often very dusty air, both of which can aggravate allergies and post nasal drip. This hot, dusty air is filled with pet hair and other allergens. This can also aggravate post nasal drip.
According to the Dr. Axe website, “Dry air can contribute to your snoring problem because dry air dries out the throat and nasal membranes, creating congestion. Congestion can restrict the natural breathing pattern and cause the tissues to vibrate. A humidifier could help by eliminating the dry air and creating more comfort for the body, ultimately allowing for more natural breathing. You can even add essentials oils to the humidifier.”
Humidify the Air You Breathe
While there’s no guarantee that a humidifier will stop snoring, it’s not a bad idea to use one during the winter. Other side effects of dry air include dry skin – which in severe cases can lead to nose bleeds, watery eyes, itchy eyes, sore throat and more.
A room humidifier can help take care of all of these problems and improve the quality of the air you breathe at home or at work. Smaller, personal humidifiers are the perfect gadget to pack in your luggage or overnight bag if you do a lot of traveling for business.
Cool Mist Humidifier Benefits
Ultrasonic cool mist humidifiers are great for kids, babies and anyone suffering from the effects of dry air. The soothing moisture generated by a cool mist humidifier helps rehydrate your skin, relieves dry eyes, scratchy throats, post nasal drip and may even reduce snoring so you sleep better.
- Heal faster
- Bring relief to colds, flus and sinus infections
- Prevent nosebleeds
- Hydrate skin
- Alleviate snoring
Matt’s 5-Star review from the Air Innovations website:
“I have been using this unit since early December and now that the weather has turned even nastier here in West Texas, I am loving the humidity in my Office and in my home. I have two of these units on in the office at work the other in my main bedroom. Love them both. Great product, 5-star rating.”
Best Air Innovations Cool Mist Humidifier Features
Air Innovations makes a variety of ultrasonic, cool mist room humidifiers to add soothing moisture and clean air to any room at home. A few features of the Air Innovations MH701B Ultrasonic Cool Mist include:
- Works for rooms up to 600 sq. ft.
- 7-gallon water tank
- 96 hour run time when set to low
- Ultrasonic cool mist room humidifier
- Permanent ceramic filter that never needs replacing
- Includes remote control for easy operation
- Available in multiple colors
- Measures 8.25” W x 8.25” D x 33” H