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altitude sleep mask

by skyward22 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:00 am

Has anyone tried this garbage?

https://www.altimatemask.com/us/

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Re: altitude sleep mask

by Diabetic11 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:16 pm

Exercise physiologist here. In order to cause altitude adaption, reduced partial pressure of oxygen is required. This just seems to restrict air flow, not reduce partial pressure, and won't aid in adaptation to hypoxia at high altitude.

Verdict: Garbage indeed.

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Re: altitude sleep mask

by mrchad9 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:31 pm

The claim of the product has nothing to do with altitude adaptation in the way you describe it... that isn't what it does or is intended to do.

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Re: altitude sleep mask

by altimate_mask » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:19 pm

Thank you for your feedback and excellent points. As someone has mentioned, our product is not intended to speed up acclimatization to altitude - though that would be a great outcome! The Altimate* is intended to be worn while sleeping at altitude to reduce disrupted sleep caused by periodic breathing and reduce the severity of high-altitude headache. This is a class I medical device and therefore has all the required efficacy and safety testing and documentation. Additionally, it has been used on expeditions to Puncak Jaya, Machu Picchu, areas of Nepal and Kilimanjaro with positive feedback! Results from our initial study were recently presented at the Wilderness Medicine Society conference, which are pending publication.

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Re: altitude sleep mask

by Diabetic11 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:05 pm

mrchad9 wrote:The claim of the product has nothing to do with altitude adaptation in the way you describe it... that isn't what it does or is intended to do.


You're right, my bad! Definitely glanced over it. Apologies :D

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Re: altitude sleep mask

by BolSon » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:10 am

I've heared a lot about elevation training masks 3.0 that seem to work fine to train and adapt to hypoxia. That's based on the reviews, as I didn't have a chance to try one out by myself.

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Re: altitude sleep mask

by altimate_mask » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:22 pm

Elevation training masks are generally designed to simulate breathing at high altitude and improve athletic performance by creating resistance on inhalation to exercise inspiratory breathing muscles during activity. The Altimate™ High-Altitude Sleep Mask is designed to be used during sleep at high altitude and provides resistance on exhalation to minimize periodic breathing.

It is good for us to understand that there may be some confusion between these two devices, so thank you for this valuable feedback!

For more information on the difference between our High-Altitude Sleep Mask and Training Masks, please visit our FAQ page at: https://www.altimatemask.com/us/faq

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Re: altitude sleep mask

by BolSon » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:36 am

Yeah, but I don't think there should be a lot of confusion, as the name says what it is. If it's a training mask, it's called training mask, if it's one you use for sleep at high altitude, it's called 'sleep mask'. Pretty much self-explanatory. However you may want to add an extra line in the product description, saying what the mask is normally used for.

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Re: altitude sleep mask

by altimate_mask » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:51 pm

BolSon,
Thank you for the feedback. We will look into your suggestion for further minimizing confusion!


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