Humidity and Allergic Fatigue

Do you struggle to stay awake when the afternoon rolls around? Fatigue is an all-too-common problem that millions of people experience. While some people assume their lack of energy is caused by not getting enough sleep, the underlying cause may actually be associated with low humidity levels.

Dry Air Causes Health Issues

Exposure to dry air contributes to a wide range of adverse health conditions, one of which is allergic fatigue. As the name suggests, “allergic fatigue” is a condition characterized by a sudden drop in energy levels associated with an allergic reaction to one or more allergens. Men and women of all ages experience allergies. After going for a walk around the neighborhood during the spring, your nose may begin to run, you may develop a headache, red eyes, and a general feeling of being tired.

So, what causes allergic fatigue and how do you prevent it? As with all forms of allergies, there must be some type of trigger to stimulate the body’s reaction. This can be pollen, dust mites, pet dander or mold spores. When you come into contact with one of these allergens, your body views it as a foreign invader. In order to protect itself from further harm, the immune system responds by creating the aforementioned symptoms.

Conventional wisdom should tell you to limit or avoid exposure to allergens. The less time you spend outside during a day with a high pollen count, the less likely you are to experience an allergy attack. But there are other ways to reduce your risk of allergies and allergic fatigue, such as taking effects to maintain a proper humidity level in your workplace.

Fight Fatigue With Humidification

Far too many people overlook the importance of maintaining a proper humidity level in their workplace. While too much humidity can promote the growth of mold and bacteria, exceptionally low humidity can be even more harmful to your health. When the humidity drops, the air becomes drier. Exposure to dry air over a prolonged length of time can result in nose bleeds, sinus inflammation, headaches, and body chills. What’s even more alarming, however, is that dry air doesn’t effectively slow down the spread of allergens like moist, humid air; therefore, exposure increases the risk of allergic fatigue.

Stay Healthy With Smart Fog

If you or another worker suffers from regular bouts of allergic fatigue, install a humidifier to help control the climate in your workplace. A commercial humidifier will monitor the levels of airborne moisture vapor, releasing additional moisture when needed. Contact Smart Fog for a free quote!

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