Surprising Oura Ring sleep insights
The Oura Ring is the wearable health gadget made famous by Prince Harry and I’ve been using it for a while. It's a tracking device that you wear on your finger and it measures your sleep, heart rate, heart rate variability, body temperature, and exercise.
Rather shockingly I've consistently found when I even have a small amount of wine (or any alcohol), my heart rate variability (HRV) scores are way down, my resting heart rate increases and my deep sleep drops off the chart .
What's interesting about this is we all kind of know that we get hangovers when we drink and we are not at our best the next day. But this is cold, hard data that proves that my body don't work as well even after a small amount of alcohol.
Hmmm. The graphic above is my resting heart rate when asleep (the two arrows were after the two nights out, and only 2 glasses of wine.