This handy one O2 chart extrapolates the effective amount of oxygen to actual altitude. At real altitude, the barometric pressure of the atmosphere is considerably lower than that of sea level. The result is that oxygen molecules in the air are further apart, so that the oxygen content is lowered step by step with each breath as one goes higher. The reduction at that time of the available oxygen in the air at height also reduces the oxygen saturation in the blood. This is why people who travel from sea level often feel pretty bad during the first week when they arrive at altitude. It can also cause the symptoms of acute altitude sickness (AMS) experience, which can be dangerous. To prevent all this, we recommend that people acclimatize to height at home and prepare your body for exposure to altitude.
The change in real-time barometric pressure is what scientists call "hypobaric hypoxia." At Altitude Dream, instead of changing the barometric pressure, we lower the oxygen percentage in the air to simulate altitude, which is called 'normobable hypoxia'. It has been scientifically proven that this latter variant proves to be very effective in simulating altitude, improving sports performance and preventing altitude sickness. By controlling the percentage of oxygen in each breath, our customers acclimatize in a highly controlled and strategic way so that they can achieve their goals and dreams.
Below you will find our 'Altitude Chart' that extrapolates oxygen percentages to the actual altitude, which you can use in combination with a altitude tent. Do not hesitate to contact an Altitude Dream representative with questions about setting the correct height during your altitude training period of time.