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The cold weather combined with a cosy blanket is a match made in heaven. The temptation to switch on the room heater only increases with a further drop in mercury. Truth be told, room heaters can make everything more comfortable and warm but they’re hazardous for your health!
Yes, you heard it right! Room heaters can lead to dry skin and amplify the symptoms of allergies. What’s more, sleeping with the room heater on can lead to an increase in the carbon monoxide levels which can prove to be fatal.
If you’re someone who uses the room heater regularly, you must know that it comes with these 3 health risks:
The winters are already dry and harsh but using a heater for too long in your room can further deplete the moisture content in the air, making it even drier. The dry air can make your skin dry and rough. If you have sensitive skin, it can lead to redness and itchiness.
Some of the room heater models up for sale release carbon monoxide. If your room is not properly ventilated and you sleep with the heater on, it can be really hazardous for your health. It can lead to respiratory issues such as asthma, allergic irritation and some other serious diseases.
It might feel good to sit in a warm room but when you move out of it, you’ll realize it’s cold. You’ll be exposing your body to temperature fluctuation. This sudden change in temperatures frequently can make your immune system weak, making you sick.
If you are suffering from dry skin, nose or throat due to the lack of moisture, you can keep a bowl of water in your room to pull up the moisture level. Moreover, avoid keeping the room heater switched on while you sleep to minimise any fatality. In addition, keep the temperature moderate and ensure that your room is ventilated.