(06-23-2014 10:51 AM)Sleepster Wrote:
(06-23-2014 07:03 AM)ShelaghDB Wrote: I had an appointment with an ENT just a year ago where he suddenly put some camera tube up my nose and down my throat and according to him I was in perfect condition.
Then in his opinion you're not a candidate for sinus surgery.
Quote:I found the opposite as that night was full of the highest humidity I can recall and that is exactly when the "rain-out" happened so I suppose for me its opposite of what you experience.
As the air conditioner runs it cools the air and removes the humidity, but it does so using a fan to pass air through a cold coil. Depending on the coil size and the speed of the fan it may be that it's better at cooling the air than removing the humidity. After the air conditioner has been running for a while, if it's recycling the same air, it'll eventually remove the humidity.
Meanwhile, the cooler air will be more likely to condense. This behavior is accounted for by the notion of relative humidity. If you cool the air and don't remove enough moisture, the relative humidity can go up, meaning the liklihood of condensation goes up.
This is why I mentioned the changing of the air's temperature and humidity. These problem arise when you are making those changes. Like your bedroom feels warm so you turn on the air conditioner. The better thing to do is to keep the air in your bedroom conditioned by running the air conditioner for at least a few hours before you go to bed.
The first night I turned off the AC and did sleep better.
The second night and third night I ended up putting it back on again because I am just not used to living in an apartment and I am forever being awakened by neighbours, the ONE child in the building unfortunately lives right above me and I hear it jumping up and down on the floor very early in the morning, etc so although i slept well with the AC off in that I wasn't as stuffy, I am not yet sure if it was just that one night or not.....BUT i can't deal with all the noise so I turned on the AC again as it works as great white noise and i don't hear a peep out of anyone when its on.
That of course defeats the purpose so I am now willing to try getting a humidifier to see if that will help.
These AC window units are not at all like the Central Air that i am used to. I believe Central Air releases LESS humidity into the air whereas I think that these AC window units release far too much humidity.
Case in point: The Window directly to the right of the AC is now falling apart. All the plaster over the cement is crumbling due to the moisture.
Im not having it fixed until I have this situation under control in case i ruin it again
So all you Humidifier Experts. I am in a 2 bedroom apartment so although its bigger than most over all the bedroom after a Queen Size bed, Chair, 50" TV, dressers, etc are installed I don't have a lot of room left.
I really need to get by with the smallest humidifier i can use.
I don't want to have to deal with the huge ones I used to see in my mothers homes that were big with drums in them that would go around and pick up the water at the bottom........I am hoping I can get away with something small enough i can put it down on the floor beside a dresser, or underneath one, etc?
Would one that size be enough?
And if you happen to know the specs so I would know what to ask for if I go buy one such as how powerful it is, it would be greatly appreciated.
Otherwise I cant see any this going away and will have to consider that operation if my "turbinates" are too high.
No offense to anyone so please don't take it this way for i haven't any idea how old anyone here might be or their physical shape but up until 3 years ago when I deliberately put on weight for chemo i was supposed to undergo but didn't, I was physically very fit, rode a bike everywhere walked miles per day and didnt have an inch of fat on my body so in 3 years although I can see how badly my body has been affected by the extra weight, Ive never been heavy, all of my life and know i can get right down to being my regular fit and thin self and also consider myself yet, still to young to start having elective surgery. SO going the route of surgery is truly the LAST OPTION i would consider if they told me it would benefit me.
I just bought a new bike again yesterday and will be racing around on it getting in shape ASAP ( I hope. If I fail you will hear about it LOL )
Right now I am willing to try a humidifier and somewhere in one of these threads, someone has mentioned a nasal wash or something they rinse their noose at night with. I am presently looking for the name of it and will
use that faithfully if it works........
So, first, it is a humidifier and the smallest size i can get away with please???
Thanks in advance ( T.I.A.)