The flowers are blooming. The pollens are spreading. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know what we’re talking about. During the spring months, we always crack out our humidifiers for survival.
But if you’ve just started looking into getting a humidifier for your bedroom, how do you know you chose the right one? Well, let us show you how we find the right make and model for ourselves.
What Can Humidifiers Do
Humidifiers are great for those with sensitive skin, sinus issues, allergies, or even just general anxiety. They can also be game-changers for those who have difficulty sleeping. Meanwhile, a humidifier with an essential oil diffuser could significantly elevate your mood if you like yoga or meditation.
Other benefits of a humidifier include
- Preventing cold and flu
- Reducing skin sensitivity and dry skin
- Reducing snoring
- Good for your house plant and certain furniture
- Good for your pets in most cases
Pretty neat, right?
Whole House or Bedroom?
The next question is whether you need a whole-house humidifier or just one for your bedroom. Again, check with your family on their preferences since whole-house humidifiers are more powerful and can sometimes be intrusive.
In most cases, room humidifiers, or even mini portable ones, would be more than sufficient to satisfy your needs for fresher, moister indoor air.
Read more: Do you Need a Whole House Humidifier?
How to Choose a Humidifier For Bedroom
Finally! You’ve done your research and created a shortlist of your favorite bedroom humidifiers. Now, it’s time for final decisions. So, what criteria should you use to evaluate your humidifier candidates?
To find the proper humidifier for your bedroom, look into the following aspects:
- Make and model
- Cold or hot mist
- Additional functions like quiet mode or child lock
- Warranty and lifespan
Now, let's take a deeper dive in to each item.
You should always check a humidifier’s capacity first. For example, is it designed for a large living or dining room? A medium or small-sized bedroom? Or, is it a portable device that only covers a certain radius?
However, higher capacities aren’t always better. It depends on the space you’re hoping to moisture control and your exact needs.
Make & Model
Make and model are quite important when it comes to choosing a humidifier. You, of course, would want a device from a trusted brand. Meanwhile, newer models are usually more efficient than older ones, although the prices might be higher.
Types of Mist
Nowadays, you can find humidifiers with warm and/or cold mist. If you are hoping to reduce sinusitis or allergy symptoms, consult with your doctor first. Also, the cold mist is friendlier to your pet, whereas warm mist has its own perks.
Plenty of bedroom humidifiers has additional functionalities today. For example, timers, built-in essential oil diffusers, various modes, and mist types. Some smart humidifiers can even link into your smart home system!
Warranty and Lifespan
Finally, always check the warranty offered by both your retailer and the manufacturer. For example, humidifiers for bedrooms usually last about three years, assuming you run them for 8 to 12 hours a day. However, sometimes you might notice malfunctions within one or two years.
Thus, having the right warranty is crucial to making your investment worthwhile. All MIKO products are covered by a one-year warranty plus free returns.
How Close Should a Humidifier Be to Your Bed
For bedroom humidifiers, it's best to keep them about 3 feet away from your bed. Specifically, you should stick to this distance if you have a warm mist humidifier to protect yourself from any spill or burn. A cold mist model could be placed closer if you have limited space.
Also, unless you have a noiseless humidifier, three feet is about the minimum distance you want between your bed and the device unless you want to wake up in the middle of the night because of the vibration and misting noises.
Finally, placing your device too close to your bed could be counterproductive if you bought the humidifier for asthmatics. It's best to gradually increase the humidity in your room instead of boosting moisture aroudn your nose and mouth because that could lead to difficult breathing, mucus buildup, and coughing. All these can trigger asthma symptoms.
Best Bedroom Humidifier from MIKO
Don’t want to pick and choose? Well, well. Then, how about a humidifier that has all the functionalities you want? Let us introduce you to MYST, our best-selling bedroom humidifier.
Featuring cold and warm mist, an essential oil diffuser, plus convenient wireless control, MYST will elevate your quality of life so high you’d never look back. Whether you need allergy relief, tackle sinus issues, or just want your skin to feel supple during those drier days, we've got you covered.
So, what are you waiting for?
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does a humidifier need to be right next to you?
You don't need to be right next to a humidifier. Excessive moisture might actually make you uncomfortable and trigger allergies and other symptoms. Keep your humidifier a few feet away from you. This will allow you to still benefit from the mist. It's also a safe distance if you have a warm mist humidifier, because you definitely don't want to risk knocking it over and burn yourself.
2. Is it safe to sleep right next to a humidifier?
Keep your humidifier at least three feet away from your bed. Having water mist directly blown into your face, especially when you are sleeping, is not the best for your health. If your humidifier doesn't have a quiet mode, the operation noise might also disturb your sleep.
3. What are the benefits of having a humidifier in your bedroom?
A humidifir in the bedroom helps maintain a healthy moisture level. It can help keep your skin and hair moist, and reduce the chances of snoring and dry throat during sleep. It can also ease cold, flu, or asthmatic symptoms.
Also, if you have a warm mist humidifier, it can make your room warmer during winter times.