The common cold is not a serious disease. But it is painful, tiring and can sometimes last a long time. During a cold, you sometimes have a runny nose, or on the contrary, gets congested. Sometimes you have a burning throat, a bulkhead, some fever. All these symptoms can mess with your daily routine and leave you tired and frustrated.
Why does the nose actually run?
Viruses and allergens irritate the nasal mucosa. The change from warmer indoor rooms into the cold air from outside can cause the same thing. In this case, also, the circulation is stimulated, which is why the body activates more defense mechanisms. The nasal mucosa swells and produces more secretions so that foreign substances (viruses and dirt) don’t get inside the nose.
Daily, up to 20,000 liters of air flow through your nose. The air you breathe in must not be too dry nor too cold, otherwise, the nasal mucous membrane will come out of its equilibrium and then bring the nose to work.
In order to help with the nasal congestion, we came up with a selection of the best models of humidifiers for congestion that will get you and your family through the cold season without too much hassle.
Best Humidifier for Congestion 2017
This compact, portable humidifier uses natural, essential oils and two mist working modes- intermittent or continuous- to help alleviate the impact of allergies, skin rashes, colds and respiratory problems. It has 7 interchangeable lights to provide a relaxing, customized experience.
- Two mist settings when pressing the mist button (Green/Red): Green – intermittent mist (30 seconds on and off); Red – continuous mist coming out
- Indicated for medium and small rooms: Aromatherapy: 215 Sqft / Humidification: 108 Sq ft
- Water tank capacity: 120ML
- Noise Level: less than 35 dB
- Automatic shut off when running out of water
You will love this small but incredibly decent working humidifier: the vapor it produces is exceptional considering the price and size! Breathe easier and enjoy a soothing effect when you are dealing with a cold, sore throat, cough, respiratory conditions, dry sinuses or skin, bloody noses, and cracked lips!
- LIFETIME GUARANTEE: If anything ever goes wrong with your humidifier, a free one will be instantly sent to you. No questions asked.
- 120 ml water tank capacity
- Versatile plug-in choices with USB Cable & Adapter for the regular outlet
- 7 rotating colors
- auto shut- off when running out of water
With a generous 1-Gallon tank the Crane Drop humidifier provides a soothing, whisper quiet experience for up to 24 hours. It is recommended for rooms up to 500 square feet for effectively improved breathing and a good night’s sleep. Crane uses a patented, anti-microbial material for its humidifier to reduce mold and bacteria growth by up to 99.96% so the device is really easy to maintain and clean, especially since it does not require a filter to work.
- Removable, 1-gallon tank
- No filter
- Whisper quiet: runs up to 24 hours
- Humidifies: Up to 500 square feet
- Clean control: Prevents bacteria growth
- 360° Lid: Mist where you need it most
- Auto shut-off
Wick Sweet Dreams humidifier regulates the humidity in the room in a pleasant way. It comes with a small inhaler for inhalation pads specially adapted to the age of the children – the VapoPads smell very nice and bring relief and ease symptoms like caught. In addition, the changing light images, which the Sweet Dreams humidifier projects onto the ceiling, thanks to the nightlight projector, are, of course, always an exciting gimmick.
- 1.0-gallon capacity- Ideal for medium size rooms
- Runs up to 24 hours per filling
- No filters required
- Auto shut-off when empty
- Variable humidity control
- Easy to clean tank
- Accepts 2 Vicks VapoPads
- Includes projection feature with 3 themes; safari, sea and starry night. Each theme rotates through 3 images.
This premium, bestseller gadget offers 5 in 1 functionality and extreme versatility when it comes to customizing the time and quantity of mist output. The large 500ml water capacity tank helps the humidifier run for up to 8 hours in high mist mode and 17 hours in low mist mode, continuously. Doubling as an aromatherapy diffuser the InnoGear provides a lovely fragrance and improves the quality of the air in the house, relieving modern day stress and creating a comfortable environment.
- BPA Free
- Ultrasonic & Whisper Quiet
- No Filter Required
- 7 Color LED Lights
- 4 Timer Option: 60 / 120 / 180 minutes
- Adjustable Mist Output
This humidifier is quite a looker with designer glass, wood base and all and the iMist app that accompanies it makes the user experience so much simpler and intuitive: using the app, you can control the amount of outputted mist, the duration, and the color. The app also has recommendations for sleep, relaxation, meditation, sensuality suggesting what essential oil to use, quantity, the amount of mist, the color, and duration. The device is multifunctional: it is an aromatherapy diffuser, humidifier, air purifier, ionizer and night light.
- Multifunctional – Aromatherapy, Humidifier, Air Purifier, Ionizer, Night Light, Decorative Ambiance, APP Control
- Ultrasonic technology- whisper quiet and a breeze to clean. Can humidify up to 1000 sq. ft.
- Auto shut-off
- 500 ml tank capacity
- No filter
Honeywell HCM350W provides a comfortable humidity that offers relieve when dealing with congestion and cough. Thanks to its QuietCare feature the model is up to 25% quieter than other similar competitors. Also, this humidifier comes with a patented germ killing process that guarantees the continuous killing of up to 99.9% of water-bred germs, bacteria, mold, and spores in the water.
- Cool, filtered invisible moisture
- QuietCare performance – up to 25% quieter than other evaporative humidifiers
- Break-resistant water tank with wide opening that is easy to fill and clean
- 3-speed settings to adjust moisture output and sound level
- Designed for medium rooms
- Runs up to 24 hours per filling on low setting
- 1-gallon tank capacity
- 3 year limited warranty
This TaoTronics ultrasonic humidifier is the top-of-the-line product of its class, yet it offers an accessible price. With its generous 4 liter tank, this ultrasonic humidifier has an exceptional autonomy of 15 hours. In addition, the fact that the steam is obtained via harmless and undetectable ultrasound allows you to enjoy a totally silent product.
- Built-in LED shows the current humidity level and other modes of operation
- The timing function can set the humidity level on for 1 to 24 hours
- 360-degree nozzle to have the mist come out in any direction you desire
- less than 38 dB of noise3
- Up to 15 Hours of Mist: 4 L capacity water tank
Sleek design and modern technology make the URPOWER cool mist, ultrasonic humidifier not only a functional but also a decorative addition to your home. Enjoy full control of the mist with an intuitive control area. The automatic shut-off function shuts off the humidifier automatically when there is no water remained.
- 5L large capacity water tank
- Automatic shut-off function when running out of water
- 3 mist modes: high, medium and low
While mist humidifiers cannot cure colds, allergies or respiratory problems they can offer effective and immediate relief for these irritating conditions. Sometimes the slightest comfort can help our bodies fight the conditions faster and more efficient.