Last week, I was about to go visit my friend Jason at his new apartment when he called me and said that I shouldn't come over because he wasn't feeling well.
When I asked him what was wrong, he said that ever since he moved into his new place he has been waking up with a scratchy throat, and he constantly feels like he's about to get sick. I told him that I had this problem a little while ago, but I started sleeping with a humidifier turned on and it went away.
Jason was thrilled with my suggestion. He was willing to try just about anything to start feeling well again. He called me back about 10 minutes after our phone call ended and said that he was a little overwhelmed with the selection of humidifiers online and wasn't sure which model would be right for him.
I did a little research, and I found out that there are two different types of humidifiers. A console humidifier is large, and is meant for a big space like an office or an open floor plan house. These cost more money because they humidify more space. I told Jason that his needs could be met with an ordinary tabletop model. He was excited because even a high-functioning tabletop model is relatively inexpensive.
And best of all, tabletop humidifiers come in so many different colors and shapes. Jason was laughing as he looked at the selection on one website, because a lot of them were clearly made for children. In the end, he decided to go for a nice compact cool mist humidifier in the color green. He called me yesterday and told me that it matches the decor of his bedroom perfectly, and he's feeling much better since he set it up.