While working on our article, Training, Oxygen Systems, Hypoxic Tents. Success Factors for Climbing Everest and 8,000-Meter Peaks about climbing 8,000 meter peaks and the use of Normobaric Hypoxic Tents to pre-acclimatize, Dr. Monica Piris spearheaded the research effort by culling the recent editions of High Altitude Medicine and Biology and conducted searches of Pub Med and Plos One to find all publicly available articles about intermittent hypoxia, either training or sleeping.
When looking through these studies, it is worth noting that all of the studies were a) for periods of 7-14 days and b) only up to medium altitudes. Dr. Piris did include a very recent study on sleep disturbance in normobaric (normal air pressure) hypoxia vs hypobaric (low air pressure) hypoxia because it’s relevant to the tents and training. In that study they conclude that sleep disturbance is less in normobaric hypoxia and underline that normobaric hypoxia cannot be used to simulate hypobaric hypoxia because it is not the same to the body.
The studies are listed in alphabetical order, by title. This list will expand as more research is published and we become aware of studies we weren’t initially aware of. If you have a public, peer-reviewed study that is relevant to this topic please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and, upon review, we will add it to this resource-page.
“Living High-Training low” Altitude Training Improves Sea Level Performance in Male and Female Elite Runners, Stray-Gundersen et al, 2001. (Note that this article addresses ‘real’ altitude not simulated altitude.)