Sleep in an Altitude Tent at home- Who do this work for?

For anyone looking to sleep at altitude from the comfort of home, you’ve found the right place.  Sleeping in an altitude tent, sometimes known as “Living High, Training Low,” is the most widely used altitude training technique in use today. By using an altitude tent, athletes can expect significantly increased endurance, stamina and faster recovery, and climbers, mountaineers and anyone going on to high altitudes can prepare / pre-acclimatize to altitude before going on their trek. Whether an altitude tent is used to enhance athletic performance or pre-acclimate to altitude, individuals can now save time and money (compared to on-site acclimatization), and can more fully enjoy life’s adventures. 

What's an altitude tent and how does it work?

An Altitude Tent is a custom-designed tent enclosure that’s designed to hold low-oxygen air. Combined with the E-100 Altitude Generator, our altitude tent canopy enables anyone to get the benefits of sleeping at altitude from the comfort of their own home. We offer both altitude tents for individuals and couples alike.

What is an Altitude Bedroom Conversion?

An Altitude Bedroom Conversion consists of sealing, or “converting” your bedroom space to be able to hold low oxygen air.  Converting any bedroom to high altitudes is possible, but what is required depends on a number of factors including: overall bedroom volume (LxWxH), door/window/lighting fixtures and their leakage rates, room design/setup (do you have a connected bathroom?), and what type of hear/air-conditioning is currently utilized.

What are the benefits of sleeping in an altitude tent?

  • Increased Red Blood Cell (RBC) count
  • Improved aerobic performance
  • Improved endurance and stamina
  • Increased exercise til exhaustion (ETE)
  • Improved vo2 max

History of Altitude Training

Following the 68′ Olympic Games in Mexico City, numerous American track athletes went on to break American running records. Realizing the only difference in their training was their prolonged altitude exposure, sports researchers looked to portable oxygen concentrators as a way to use the low oxygen air being filtered from the machine to simulate high altitude conditions.  After confirming that blood oxygen levels (Spo2) decreased in the same way as real altitude, researchers then used these oxygen concentrators in conjunction with well- sealed canopies to develop the first altitude sleep tents. Since that time, sleeping at altitude has become a popular training technique for elite and professional athletes from nearly every sport. Mile High Training continues to be at the forefront of altitude technology and is consistently updating and improving equipment to deliver the very best quality, highest performing equipment available in the marketplace today.

Sleeping at simulated altitude involves sustained exposure to hypoxia (low-oxygen air) at night with physical training sessions at sea-level during the day. The goal of sleeping at altitude is to lower blood oxygen levels below 94% in order to trigger the production of Red Blood Cells (RBC) and hemoglobin. By gradually increasing the altitude setting on the machine, individuals can adjust the body to high altitudes and slowly build resistance to low blood oxygen levels.  Typically individuals will start with the altitude generator around 5,000ft. and slowly increase the altitude approximately 1,000ft every 3-5 days. Most athletes usually sleep no higher than 10,000ft, while mountaineers or anyone preparing for a high altitude hike may sleep up to and beyond 12,000ft, depending on how long they are using or renting the altitude equipment.

Using a high altitude tent avoids inherent problems associated with permanent residence at altitude such as limited training load in oxygen deficient air, muscle loss, immune system suppression, advanced dehydration and excessive fatigue. Through the use of Mile High Training’s altitude canopy and Altitude Bedroom conversion, individuals can safely and effectively take advantage of “Sleeping High” and “Training Low.”

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