Sleeping at Altitude

Sleeping at Altitude, or “Living High, Training Low” is the most widely commonly used technique in altitude training. By using an altitude tent, athletes can expect significantly increased endurance, stamina and faster recovery. Likewise, climbers, mountaineers and anyone going on a high altitude expedition can pre acclimatize before going on their trek. As a result, you will no longer need to go to altitude the week before a trek or race. Please see the research links below for more info! 

 

What is an Altitude Tent?

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.

Benefits of Sleeping at Altitude

  • 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, altitude training as we know it today was born.  Sleeping at altitude involves sustained exposure to hypoxia (low-oxygen air) at night with physical training sessions at sea-level during the day.

This method 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.”

Research Links

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