First up was the expensive Sharper Image 'Ultrasonic' Cool Mist humidifier:
It was rather attractive, I liked the dual water chambers because I hate filling these things, and the 'ultra fine mist' sounded good. I picked it up at BB&B with a 20% off coupon for $67 total. It was expensive for me, but I was willing to bet it worked well. I was wrong. Shaun liked it, but I found it did nothing for me. The cold mist would shoot up in the air and then plummet down to the ground just as fast, so the only thing hydrated was our bedroom rug. And maybe my hand. Possibly a cat tail or two. This one also made me freezing cold at night, so it went back to the store.
Then I picked up the classic Vicks Warm Mist humidifier at Babies 'R' Us for $40. Because if paranoid moms will use it for their babies, it must be good enough for me, right?
It is also not ugly, the water tank lasts for at least an entire night, and the warm mist didn't make me shiver at night. However, it really isn't helping my nose much at all, it seems like the mist doesn't travel anywhere except right above the unit. Shaun is complaining that the last one was better. And I refuse to sleep on the floor hugging this thing in order for it to work.
So now I'm not sure if I should take this one back and try again, or if this is as good as it gets? I've read some decent reviews on Amazon, but I'm afraid to order one from them and then have to ship it back if I hate it.
Are my crusty boogers just too indestructible to be helped by a small unit? Do we need to invest in an AprilAire system? Should I just cram damp tissues up my nose every night and call it done? Please share any insight!