Monday, November 17, 2014

How the dry air in your home is affecting you.

When you think of the fall and winter season, you might not think of quality of your breathing air.  When you first turn on your furnace the forced air systems will start to dry out the air in your home.  This is not a good thing because with the winter months cold air can decrease the humidity in the air also.  Both contributing factors can lead to sinuses being dried out, and with the lack of moisture it can cause nose bleeds and swollen sinuses.  The lack of humidity it the air can also lead to headaches, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and many other ailments.

A great way to start helping the humidity levels of the air in your home is to purchase a couple of humidifiers and place in the rooms that are used most often.  Then at bedtime move the humidifiers into the bedrooms to help with breathing and to keep nasal passages moist.  Air humidity levels should be somewhere around 35-50% at all times.  This will more than likely solve the issue, but there are cases that a person will need to also use a few sprays of a saline solution nasal spray to daily.  Also, make sure you are drinking enough water every day to keep your body hydrated to counter the dry air you are breathing in.

Remember your body is made up of about 60% water, you need to replace what you might lose.

To read more about how breathing in dry air can affect your body click on the link.

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