Because 'dummy' isn't strong enough for what I've been, lately.
(Warning: there is no fiber content today because I'm working on a future Knitty pattern and Amy doesn't like us to blast photos of future designs into cyberspace. But I am knitting.)
So. I lived in Hawaii for ten years, during which, we all knew my allergies and migraines and asthma were getting worse. Not terribly worse, not terribly fast. But noticeably. But Hawaii is the land of constant 90% humidity (it's an event when it drops below 60%) and I had NO IDEA how much the humidity was saving me.
Fast-forward a couple years to winter in South Carolina with a humidity of 28%. I can't sleep at night because I keep having asthma attacks. I've got a migraine. I've got a bunch of lack-of-sleep related minor problems. But it still takes me TWO DAMN YEARS to have the idea of putting a humidifier next to the bed and blasting it into my face at night.
I did that last night.
I slept. I slept well enough to have dreams (considered a sign of good sleep and your brain resting). I feel nearly human this morning. I have hope that with a bit more REM sleep my short-term memory will get better.
Two years. I am such a moron.
Oh, and the migraine's down to a mild headache, too.
If you're in a dry wintery area and not adding humidity to your air, you might wanna try it. Can't hurt. (Today I've got a pot of water boiling on the stove.)