How do altitude tents work or Do altitude tents really work?

What is an Altitude tent?


An altitude tent or an Simulated altitude sleeping system is an equipment that you can use ahead of time when you are getting ready for high altitude races or to simulate a low oxygen environment or if you want to respire in a high altitude set up. It consists of a altitude generator unit wherein you can set the desired oxygen level, piping system and a sleep canopy (Tent). This tent usually covers half of your body in some cases the tents are big enough to cover the entire body.

Why do you need to sleep at altitude?


Sleeping at a simulated altitude a sustained exposure to hypoxia. The goal here is to lower your blood oxygen levels to less than 94%. This reduction in blood oxygen level increases the production of Red blood Cells and hemoglobin. Your body starts to build a resistance to low oxygen levels this in duces physiological changes in your body. This provokes a phenomenon called HIF – Hypoxia Inducible Factors which lead to increased muscle growth, increased power, increased oxidation capacity(endurance) and increased blood flow.

Who benefits from Sleeping at Altitude?

When
• You are on a journey to lose weight
• You want to build muscle
• You are a professional competing athlete
• You have planned to go mountain hiking
• You have decided to take your physical fitness seriously

Myths about Altitude Tents

Sleeping at a simulated altitude a sustained exposure to hypoxia. The goal here is to lower your blood oxygen levels to less than 94%. This reduction in blood oxygen level increases the production of Red blood Cells and hemoglobin. Your body starts to build a resistance to low oxygen levels this in duces physiological changes in your body. This provokes a phenomenon called HIF – Hypoxia Inducible Factors which lead to increased muscle growth, increased power, increased oxidation capacity(endurance) and increased blood flow.

1. Sleeping in Altitude tents compromises recovery from hard training sessions

This is simply not true. On the contrary, the scientific evidence indicates that when you are exposed to hypoxia you actually improve recovery. This is through the mechanism of improving your body’s ability to buffer and metabolize lactate. Hypoxia also acts as an antioxidant which has many benefits including delaying your aging process and decreasing oxidative stress Oxidative stress is a source of many heath complications in the humans.


2. Sleeping in Altitude tents are not comfortable

Sleeping with a tent around your bed is a little unusual. It takes some time for you to adjust. If you are buying your tent from us, we offer a versatile range of altitude tent options to fit any lifestyles and bed configuration. Once you are acclimatized, you will experience as significantly improved sleep quality.


3. Acclimatization takes a minimum of 12 – 15 hours

The more exposure you get, the better the results are. A very few athletes spend a maximum of 12-14hrs per day inside their tent. Most of our clients get the standard 7-9hrs of sleep per night and they have experienced significant and measurable athletic improvement. You can also start with 4 hrs a day.


If you are not an Athlete how would an Altitude tent impact you?


Not everyone out there is an athlete, but everyone wants to keep themselves fit. You may be one of them. You may have a busy lifestyle having very little to no time for exercising. You might have thought that the best way to incorporate a healthy lifestyle is by creating a good diet plan and following it. But you actually can do something more than just controlling your food intake.
The idea of exercising from a cardiovascular perspective is to increase your heart rate BPM in order to increase the blood circulation in the body which in turn increases your metabolism. This results in weight loss. Sleeping in an altitude tent produces similar effects on the body. Reduced oxygen means the blood has to produce more RBCs, which results in increasing the metabolism of your body. Respiring at altitude helps in weight loss and improved body composition. Some people use it for the purpose of delaying aging, improving health problems like asthma and other cardio vascular diseases.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to experience significant improvement in your health. In fact you can experience a difference the very next day after you sleep at altitude!

Who we are?

Altipeak International™ is an Irish Based company with a global reputation to provide the best high altitude training equipment and facilities. Also, altipeak™ International is a large seller of altitude tents all over the world at affordable price. To know more about our products, please contact us or visit our website. To know more about our products and services, please contact us or visit our website.