Using AC for Long Hours Can Harm Your Health, Know here!

AC for Prolonged Hours Can Harm Your Health, Know here!
  • Asthma and allergies: NDTV report says that asthma can worsen conditions in people who have asthma or allergies. If your AC is not properly cleaned, it can trigger allergies and worsen asthma.
  • Dry Eyes: Staying in AC can make your eyes dry. Dry eyes syndrome is becoming increasingly common these days thanks to our increasing dependence on electronic gadgets. Dry eyes syndrome refers to a condition in which our tears don’t adequately lubricate the eyes thus causing dryness. If you already have dry eyes syndrome, then staying in AC for a long duration can worsen the symptoms. It’s recommended that one should not stay in AC for long.
  • Dry Skin and Frizzy Hair: Air conditioners can do a lot of harm to our skin and hair. The removal of moisture from the air causes the skin and hair to be dry and damaged. Lack of moisture can result in premature ageing, unwanted skin disorders, dullness and even skin regeneration. It keeps the skin and hair from natural nourishment. Air conditioners make our hair frizzy, increase hair fall, make it dull and also increase split ends and make it prone to damage.
  • Dehydration:Air conditioning systems will dry out the air. The air in the room passes over the condenser which will cool it down. As it cools down, the water vapour in the air also cools and forms water droplets. This water accumulates on the condenser and then is allowed to flow outside from the system. This is great if you live in an environment with high humidity and want to reduce the level of moisture in the air. But if you spend a lot of time in dry air it can also have the potential to dry you out as well.We are constantly losing moisture to the environment around us as part of normal physiological functions. Also, if you are in a cool environment you may not feel the same urge to replenish your fluid levels. If we do not regularly drink fluids to replace the water we are losing, then we will become dehydrated. Dehydration has the potential to cause a range of problems including headaches, tiredness, dry lips, dry skin, and feeling light headed.
  • Respiratory problems: Staying in AC for too long can lead to respiratory problems. It can cause problems in the nose, throat and eyes. You may experience dry throat, rhinitis, and nasal blockage, according to an NDTV report.
  • Headaches: It can be a common issue with people who spend a lot of time in air conditioning. As the environment tends to be dry, people can experience dehydration. When the fluid levels in the body are below optimal levels, the brain can temporarily contract or shrink as a consequence, triggering a pain response in the membrane surrounding the brain. There is also the possibility of dehydration causing a reduced blood flow to the brain that can then cause a reaction.