Using a humidifier at night can help you sleep better as well as look and feel better when you wake up.
How can a humidifier help me sleep?
As the temperature drops at night, the air holds less moisture. Running a humidifier at night while you sleep can help put moisture back into the air, which can help you breathe better, improving the quality of your sleep. When the air is dry, your throat or sinuses can also dry out, which can cause snoring, coughing, nose bleeds, uneven breathing or just waking up in the middle of the night with a dry mouth and needing a drink of water. This all leads to feeling unrested in the morning.
Adding moisture to the air can help combat this — letting you sleep longer and more deeply.
What are the beauty benefits of a humidifer?
If you suffer from dry skin or hair in the winter, adding moisture to the air can also help. Dry air can cause itchy, flaky skin, and even speed up the aging process causing early wrinkles in dehydrated skin. Running a humidifier at night will help you wake up with skin that looks and feels better. If you suffer from perpetually chapped lips during the winter that no lip balm seems to fix, try using a humidifier for a week. Similarly, if your hair is perpetually dry and frizzy, sleeping with a humidifier will help you wake up to a more manageable, hydrated mane.
MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
The MistAire Cool Mist Humidifier has several features that makes it great for the bedroom. It has a 1.5 liter tank, so it will run for 16 hours between refills. The auto shut-off turns off when the water gets low or you remove the tank to refill it.
It has two speed settings, so you can choose the one that you need and adjust the direction of the mist in the direction that you need. It has a night light that you can turn on or off, depending on your needs.
TaoTronics Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier
The TaoTronics Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier is perfect for the bedroom because it is almost silent. It’s two liter tank gives you up to 24 hours of operating time between refills. Refilling it is easy, so it won’t make a mess in your bedroom.
This model should not be used on carpet or on a towel. It has a 360 degree nozzle to delver mist exactly where you need it.
VicTsing Whole House Humidifiers
This VicTsing humidifier is made for the whole house and not just one bedroom, making it ideal for families or those who spend time in several rooms in their homes. It covers up to 322 square feet with its three liter tank.
The tank will last up to 10 hours before it needs refilled. You can also use the timer to run it for shorter periods of time.
It displays the humidity level in your home so you know if you need to run it or not and at what speed. The LCD display also tells you if the current humidity level is dry, comfortable, or too wet so you can adjust the unit accordingly.
The two 360 degree nozzles let you cover the entire room or point the mist in one direction. This model also has a night light that you can turn off or on.
Although the unit is not the quietest humidifier on the list, it is quieter than a computer and can be used in a bedroom.
Vicks Filter-free Ultrasonic Visible Cool Mist Humidifier
This Vicks humidifier is easy to use with adjustable humidity levels that you can control. It also has an easy fill tank to reduce spills.
You can use Vicks VapoPads for relief when you have a cold, cough, or to breathe easier during the night.
The 1.2 gallon tank runs for about 30 hours in a medium sized room before it needs refilled.
OXA Large Capacity Cool Mist Humidifier
This OXA large capacity humidifier boasts a four liter tank, so it can run up to 23 hours before it needs to be refilled. It’s quiet, making it a great choice for the bedroom.
It has two nozzles that rotate 360 degrees so you can direct the mist where you need it.
Urpower Cool Mist Humidifier
The Urpower cool mist humidifier boasts a 5 liter tank, so it’s great for the whole house or part of your house. It runs up to 17 hours between refills, so it will last overnight.
This model is easy to use with just one button. Press it one long time to turn it on and press it one short time to select the mist output.
Levoit Humidifiers Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic HumidifierUnlike the other models in this list, the Levoit humidifier is both a warm mist and a cool mist model. Warm mist helps boost the humidity up to 25 percent quicker than using cool mist.
It displays the actual humidity on the screen, so you can adjust the humidity level for your comfort. It can also auto adjust the mist for the humidity level that you select.
It has a large 6 liter tank, so it can cover up to 280 square feet for 20 to 36 hours.
If you have problems sleeping due to a cough or allergies, running a cool mist humidifier can help you sleep better. With so many options, it’s easy to find the right model for your needs and your home.
There are numerous reasons to add a humidifier to your sleep routine. Whether you use it for better breathing, to reduce snoring or for its anti-aging benefits, humidifiers are a simple, cost-effective step to improve your night's sleep. To compound the benefits, consider a model that allows you to add essential oils that can further increase relaxation and restfulness.