What is Altitude Sickness?
Altitude sickness, is the effect of high altitude, caused by hypoxia (low oxygen) at high elevation. Symptoms may include headaches, tiredness, trouble sleeping, and dizziness. Acute mountain sickness can progress to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) which can be life threatening.
How Does Oxygenation Prevent Altitude Sickness?
The classic cure for altitude sickness has been to descend to lower altitude where more oxygen is present in the air. Oxygenating your bedroom with a system from Altitude Control Technologies simulates this descent. It is as though each night you returned to sea level to sleep, waking refreshed and ready to enjoy your mountain home. Six to eight hours of oxygen at night is enough to restore the body’s oxygen saturation to normal levels and interrupt the cycle of hypoxia (low oxygen) that causes mountain sickness.
“Providing oxygen during sleep is a side-effect-free way to treat altitude related insomnia.” — Peter Hackett, MD. Institute of Altitude Medicine