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My room is SO dry in the winter and I can't sleep at all if ...
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    Unhappy Getting some humidity in a dry room without a humidifier?

    My room is SO dry in the winter and I can't sleep at all if I leave the door open. It doesn't matter if I shut the floor vents or not, I wake up stuffy and miserable (and thirsty!). I do not have a lot of room in my tiny little space.

    Does anyone have any good ideas to help with how dry it is in the wintertime? I am short on electrical outlets and really don't want to use an electrical humidifier anyway (I'm cheap and on a budget, I HATE spending money on something I don't absolutely have to buy!)

    I know some of you folks have great ideas. I'm begging for some help here!
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    Very temporary soution, as you'll have to repeat this:
    put wet towels on the vents.
    Now,
    put on your big girl panties and get over yourself!



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    Try an indoor fountain. Looks nice and makes the air humid.
    Dann flogen Vögel sprühend auf, ich folgte ihnen mit den Blicken, sah, wie sie in einem Atemzug stiegen, bis ich nicht mehr glaubte, dass sie stiegen, sondern dass ich falle.


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    I'm in the same situation. You can put a little container (like a tupperware bowl) of water over the heat vent. Unfortunately my heat vent is located in a spot that I know I would constantly be stepping in or kicking over the water

    Wet towels would be better (less chance of a mess), but I'm not sure if it would help enough.

    No room for a humidifier. And if I leave the door open at night, I have to turn the heat up considerably higher.

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    Like I said ... indoor fountain! I hope I use the right word for it:


    It really helps. I had the same problem after having removed my fish tank.
    Dann flogen Vögel sprühend auf, ich folgte ihnen mit den Blicken, sah, wie sie in einem Atemzug stiegen, bis ich nicht mehr glaubte, dass sie stiegen, sondern dass ich falle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buonaparte View Post
    Like I said ... indoor fountain! I hope I use the right word for it:


    It really helps. I had the same problem after having removed my fish tank.
    I honestly don't even have room for one of those

    Oddly enough I did have a dream one night that I was wearing an indoor fountain around my neck on a chain. It was very messy I have weird dreams.

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    Yes, weird, haha!
    But I'd really try to put up a fountain like this. There are really small ones available, too, and it REALLY helps. Especially in the winter, dry air can get you a cold ...
    Dann flogen Vögel sprühend auf, ich folgte ihnen mit den Blicken, sah, wie sie in einem Atemzug stiegen, bis ich nicht mehr glaubte, dass sie stiegen, sondern dass ich falle.


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    If you have any space to put a small bowl of water on the floor in front of the vent, you can place a towel into the water and hang it in front of the vent. This will keep the towel wet as the air blows through it.

    Be sure to change the towel often and clean the bowl too. You don't want to spread mildew or mold in the air.
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