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The Best Humidifiers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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You’ve probably been spending a lot more time at home — in front of the humidity-zapping radiator — than usual this winter, so we wouldn’t be surprised if your skin (or nasal passages) has felt a little drier than normal. And while we’ve written about the dry-air essentials before — including the best USB-friendly models, a germ-free humidifier, and even de-humidifiers — here, we’ve rounded up the best humidifiers, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

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Best-rated humidifier

Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Humidifier
$40

More than 33,000 reviewers give this humidifier five stars, and many love how easy it is to use. “Just fill with water and push the button,” one says, adding, “No assembly required. It has four settings that produce high/low volumes of ‘mist’ with various states of blue LED illumination.” And though the blue light from the LED is controversial, as many think it’s hard to sleep with it on, those two levels of output are described as “useful when adjusting for different-sized rooms,” according to one customer. And nearly a third of five-star reviewers also note how quiet this machine is, with one saying it’s “so quiet you don’t know it’s on, and provides just the right amount of moisture to keep me breathing easy all through cold-weather months.” Even if you don’t think you need a humidifier, one reviewer thinks you should get it: They weren’t suffering from any sinus issues but still found themselves “sleeping much better, being more alert throughout the day, and having more energy.”

Best-rated (less expensive) humidifier