Road Rules: How to Survive Steamboat
Let's be real… altitude sickness mixed with dranky drank is a major no-no. You have to try to beat it before it beats you. This mountain sickness can affect the whole body, as it is a result of a loss of oxygen and reduced air pressure. Symptoms may include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Rapid heart rate
To prevent this from happening, you should to start the healing process before you arrive to Music Fest! Here are some tips for those Steamboat newbies:
- Drink PLENTY of water (you need to intake that oxygen because the air is dry at high altitudes)
- Make a gradual climb - the quicker you ascend, the more likely AS will occur.
- Take Tylenol!!!
- Know your limit. Your threshold at a higher altitude will be significantly lower than at a lower altitude. Be mindful of how much you drink and make sure for every alcoholic drink you intake, you are drinking twice as much water!
- If the above is not helping, decend to a lower altitude. If at a lower altitude you are still feeling these symptoms, visit a health care provider.