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3 Potential Health Complications Caused by High Humidity Levels in Your Home

3 Potential Health Complications Caused by High Humidity Levels in Your Home

Excessive moisture and dampness caused by high humidity in your home can result in mold.

While you may be familiar with the negative effects of humidity on your home, did you know that it can also pose adverse effects on your health? At first, excessive humidity in a home can lead to instant discomfort from the heat. However,  this discomfort can quickly grow beyond feeling overheated into more severe health consequences. As you take steps towards eliminating and preventing excess humidity in your home, consider these three common health problems caused by high levels of moisture in a house.

Dehydration

High heat and high humidity levels lead to excessive sweating. With this, our bodies attempt to compensate by sweating to keep us cool in a warm environment. Although sweating may temporarily succeed in cooling us down, this overall loss of water from our bodies can quickly lead to dehydration over time. Along with excessive perspiration, the additional effects of heat on our bodies can cause us to feel faint, overheated, and uncomfortable in our homes. For this reason, it is crucial to manage the temperature in your home to ensure that your body temperature and responses to heat are balanced and well-maintained throughout the year.

Sleep Complications

A warm room along with high humidity levels in your home is a recipe for sleep complications throughout the week. Along with general discomfort associated with sleeping in a hot room, excess humidity can also lead to additional issues such as congestion and breathing complications that may also inhibit your ability to sleep soundly through the night. Prevent endless tossing and turning during the night by ensuring that your bedroom is at a moderate to cool temperature each night and improve your overall quality of sleep.

Allergy Symptoms

Excessive moisture and dampness caused by high humidity in your home can result in mold. Because mold can thrive in a warm and humid environment, its growth in your home may also lead to bothersome allergy symptoms for you. In addition to asthma symptoms, mold can also lead to additional respiratory complications and illness as it grows and worsens over time.

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