Due to climate change, the heat of the sun is more scorching like never before. The sweltering heat of nowadays has made us fond of air conditioners. If we don’t own one at home, we go to malls or establishments to get some cold breeze. More than before, AC is everywhere. From our home, cars, to our offices, we are probably always in AC indoors. In fact, Ac has become more of a necessity than a luxury.
But did you know that aside from its benefit, staying in AC for a long period of time have some side effects we should watch out?
Below are the 8 side effects of air conditioner you should WATCH OUT:
A room with an air conditioner has high rates of dehydration compared to other rooms who don’t. While AC eases humidity from the room, us will end up dehydrated as a result.
2. HEADACHES and MIGRAINE
Dehydration caused by AC can cause migraines and headaches. When you stayed long in a room with AC and suddenly went outside, there a bigger chance of getting a headache. Dehydration triggered migraines and headaches.
3. RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS
Staying long in AC can cause respiratory problems in nose, throat, and eyes. You may also experience dry throat, rhinitis and nasal blockage. This is caused by a viral infection or by an allergic reaction.
Studies show that people who stayed in AC for a long period of time complained of lethargy and sluggishness.
5. DRY SKIN
6. ASTHMA and ALLERGIES
If you have asthma and allergies, you should consider using AC. Staying long in an airconditioned room can worsen asthma and allergies. If AC is not properly cleaned and maintained, it can increase risks of triggers which can worsen asthma and allergies.
7. DRY EYES
Staying in AC for too long can worsen the symptoms of dry eyes such as itchiness and irritation.
8. INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Staying in AC for a long period of time can result in drying out of your nasal passager. It could irritate and dry the mucous membranes.