HEALTH & WELLNESS

Humidifiers that will help you fight off the common cold

8 December, 2023 / words by IALH Editor

The common cold – that unwelcome annual opp that conveniently overstays its welcome. While some hot soup, vicks (or aboniki robb if you’re that kinda Hun) and a cosy blanket might be your go-to remedies, there’s another star player that can help kick that cold to the curb: the humidifier. We want to give you the low down on how you can effectively use them to come out on the other side much quicker that usual.

Moisture Is What You Need

Ever notice how the air feels dryer than a desert when you’re under the weather? That’s where the humidifier steps in, releasing a gentle mist into the air – it’s a game-changer for your respiratory system. Dry air can irritate your nasal passages and throat, making you more susceptible to those nasty cold symptoms. A humidifier adds the much-needed moisture back into the air helping to soothe inflamed nasal passages and reduce sinus congestion. With a humidifier on the scene, you can finally get that restful sleep you need by creating a more comfortable environment for your nose and throat.

Breathe Easy, Hun

Speaking of sleep, a humidifier can be your secret weapon for a good night’s rest. Dry air can lead to snoring, and nobody wants to sound like a chainsaw when they’re trying to catch some Zs, Hun. The added humidity can help reduce snoring by keeping your throat lubricated and preventing those unwelcome snores from interrupting your beauty sleep.
But remember, ot all humidifiers aren’t created equal, so it’s essential to pick the right one for your cold-fighting mission – don’t forget to add essential oils like eucalyptus or peppermint to help. Here are a list of our faves that’ll get you right and tight!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

IALH Editor

@AUTHOR HANDLE

Beauty, Lifestyle, Fitness, Fashion & All Of Your Interior Needs. Curated by experts, sent to you Bi-weekly.

Subscribe