I grew up in a house with two parents who smoked like chimneys. I can’t prove it, but I’m pretty sure that has something to do with the sinus trouble I have now. Every time the weather changes, or if there’s not a lot of moisture in the air, I get a sinus infection. It’s inevitable, but there are a few things I do to help take care of my sinus passages:
- I use a saline spray in the morning and at night, and sometimes through the day as needed, to moisturize my sinuses and keep them clean and healthy.
- I make sure to drink plenty of water. Drinking water keeps me hydrated, which not only keeps my sinuses healthy but also has lots of other benefits, including better skin and digesting foods better.
- I use a Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist Humidifier in my bedroom every night.
I became a huge fan of humidifiers when my oldest was a baby. I put one in her room to when she was sick with a cold once and it helped her so much that I started using them every time we got sick. Then, I realized that sleeping with my fan on constantly (whcih I do all year round, regardless of the temp outside) could also be contributing to dry sinuses, so I started using one every night. I used to use a regular humidifier, but since discovering the Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist humidifier, I’ve been converted.
I like this humidifier because I can keep my sinuses hydrated without adding heat to the room. In the summer, this is very important! I also feel like when using a cool mist humidifier, the air doesn’t feel as heavy as it can with a traditional humidifier.
Another great feature of the Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist humidifier is the addition of the VapoPads, which will give the added plus of the cooling, calming scent of Vicks VapoRub. I love to use the VapoPad with the humidifier to get the room and my house smelling good; it’s like you can feel the healing happening. I don’t love the short lifespan of the VapoPads, though; mine only seemed to last a week and then it was time to change them.
Overall, this humidifier is great. It’s easy to fill without making a mess, and it definitely seems to help keep my sinuses healthy. It runs quietly so it doesn’t interfere with sleep, and it’s very easy to clean. One of the best parts is that there is no filter to clean or replace, which means it’s not going to cost you a lot of extra money to keep it in good working condition.
I received this humidifier free for testing purposes through Influenster. This post includes affiliate links.