Do You Notice a Feeling of Dry Eyes? Humidify the Air Now!
Have you ever detected that you start to feel more dry eyes in the winter?
Everyone knows that feeling when you’re sitting at work or home, and it’s like you have sand poured into your eyes.
Dry eyes are the reason you feel discomfort in your eyes. In this article, I’ll do my best to explain how I heal my eyes to you wholly and briefly.
Many factors can provoke dry eyes. It can be sitting at the computer, allergies, and dirty air. But there are also physical stimuli. Such an irritant is dry air.
With the onset of winter, I felt discomfort in my eyes. This condition surprised me, as it appeared spontaneously.
Of course, I searched on Google and started looking for the causes. I read all sorts of fears there. Refusing to believe that I could have it all, I found an interesting review. I’ll talk about it a little bit later.
It may sound unexpected, but we all start heating our homes and offices with the arrival of cold winter weather. Such a seemingly insignificant detail can be the cause of all the troubles. Most types of space heating dehumidify the air.
If the norm of relative humidity of the room is 40–60, then the humidity can be 30% lower in the heated space.
Warm air flows increase the temperature of the air, but they also remove the natural moisture from the air. It is detrimental to your health.
Dry air can cause uncomfortable and unpleasant symptoms for people. I think you have already guessed that one of them is dry eyes. In addition, dry air can cause itching and irritation of the nasal cavity.
Most types of heating force heated air to circulate through the room. The air is circulated upward along with the heat flow to bring up all the dust and bacteria accumulated in the house.
Since most breathing is through the nose, low humidity and dust can cause dryness and irritation of the mucosa. I’m not even talking about the bacteria I mentioned above.
Humidifying the air will help remove dry eyes
Scientists from Denmark systematically reviewed the effects of humidity on human health. They concluded that in order to avoid the symptom of dry eyes, it is necessary not to let the humidity fall below 30%.
Raising the humidity by even 5% already gives noticeable relief from the feeling of dry eyes.
Scientists have noticed that raising the humidity to 50% in 1 hour gives significant relief in dry eye syndrome.
What about my dry eyes?
I bought a hygrometer (a device for measuring relative humidity). When I measured the humidity in my house, it’s stunned me. My humidity was 31%.
The next day I went to the store to buy a humidifier. By the end of the day, I felt better. The dryness in my eyes was gone. And the bonus was that I could breathe easier. And the feeling of warmth and coziness in the house became more fabulous. But this is personal reasoning.
Today I try to keep the humidity in the house in the 45–50% range. Dry eyes don’t bother me anymore.
I hope you enjoyed reading this