Health

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    Oura Ring Data Reveals How Summer Affects Our Sleep

    Depending on where you live, you may notice differences in how you sleep during the summer versus the winter. What causes these differences and what can you do about it to make sure you’re getting enough sleep all year long? 

    July 27, 2021

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    9 Ways to Be More Present

    You hear these phrases all the time: “Be present,” “Live in the moment,” “The present is life’s best present.” But how do you do this when your mind keeps wandering to yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s worries? 

    July 09, 2021

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    Why Am I Tired? How to Stop Feeling Sleepy in the Afternoon

    Can’t stop yawning? Feeling sleepy in the afternoon is a common experience. Sometimes, we put this down to overeating at lunch, but the ‘post-lunch dip’ is driven by our body clock. Find out what you can start doing to counter this.

    July 01, 2021

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    Does Sleeping Multiple Times A Day Work? Polyphasic Sleep Explained

    Conventionally, adult humans are “monophasic sleepers,” which means they sleep in a single block, depositing sleep as one payment each night. However, some individuals have tried “polyphasic sleeping,” where sleep is divided up throughout the day in a series of smaller sleep segments of a few hours scattered throughout the day.

    July 01, 2021

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    How Long Should You Nap? Is There a Perfect Nap Length?

    We could all benefit from a boost in alertness, particularly when our sleep has been disrupted, or we're feeling drowsy. But do you know what makes us feel sleepy in the afternoon, and how long you should nap to maximize the benefits, and minimize the downsides?

    July 01, 2021

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    Naps Around the World

    We’ve all been there. It’s 2 pm, you just had lunch, loads more to get done, but your body wants a breather. What if you just took a nap? Naps, when done right, are a perfect way to take a short mental timeout during the day. 

    June 25, 2021

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    Why Menstrual Cycles Vary and How Oura Data Can Help

    Currently, there aren’t many available tools that can help you learn about your personal cycling patterns. Researchers at Oura wanted to help answer these types of questions by compiling anonymized data across 40,000 menstrual cycles from the Oura Community.

    June 22, 2021

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    Training According To Your Cycle? Wild.AI Now Integrates With Oura

    Wild.AI can now import sleep and resting heart rate data from Oura to appear in your morning Wild.AI check-ins. 

    June 22, 2021

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    7 Ways to Get More REM Sleep

    Looking to get more REM? Check out these tips and the science behind getting more Zzz's.

    May 24, 2021

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    5 Ways to Get More Deep Sleep

    How do I get more deep sleep? It's not always easy, but these science-backed tips can help make sure your body gets what it needs.

    May 24, 2021

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    7 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

    Want to improve your sleep and build healthy habits that can last a lifetime? Put these 7 tips to the test.

    March 18, 2021

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    How to Prepare for Daylight Saving Time

    If your one of the millions feeling out of step during Daylight Saving Time, check out these tips to help prepare your mind and body for the time change.

    March 12, 2021

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    How To Increase Your HRV (Heart Rate Variability)

    How can you increase your HRV and make it more consistent? 

    February 26, 2021

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    How to Make 2021 About You & Your Health

    The calendar striking 2021 brings a new opportunity to make positive personal change and regain our mental resilience. But there’s one important question we are all asking ourselves: “Where do I start?” The answer? With You. 

    January 06, 2021

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    5 Tips to Stay Healthy & Happy During the Holidays

    With Oura's holiday health tips, you can make a commitment to yourself this holiday season — and go into the new year rested and ready. 

    December 10, 2020

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    It’s OK to Disconnect Sometimes: How to Prevent Mental Fatigue & Information Overload

    Information Overload and Mental Fatigue, there are entire companies and products dedicated to solving these issues. But, without a definitive end on the horizon, time has not been the universal healer we are used to, and our mental fatigue is worsening. 

    October 23, 2020

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    Stressed? Anxious? REM Sleep Can Be Your Mind’s Reset Button

    With a population as anxiety-ridden as ours, thousands of remedies have circulated online, in our extended families, or on our new favorite Netflix original series, but, like thousands of anything, it can get overwhelming.

    September 24, 2020

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    How Quality Sleep Boosts Your Immune System

    When it comes to your health, sleep is your armor. Here's how it works.

    March 19, 2020

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    How Oura Can Help Monitor Sickness

    Your body is unique, and every person shows different patterns of strain, recovery, and illness. Learn how to spot yours.

    March 19, 2020

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    Oura Hacks To Stay Healthy At Home

    Tips from other users to build new routines for staying healthy at home.

    March 05, 2020

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    Can Fasting Improve Your Sleep?

    Learn how to take advantage of your body’s natural sleep pattern by “circadian fasting.”

    February 18, 2020

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    How Sleep Can Help with Weight Loss

    What if losing weight was as easy as turning off the lights, jumping under the covers, and getting some sleep?

    February 18, 2020

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    Trouble Sleeping? Try Meditating

    Studies focused on brainwaves, hormone production, cardiovascular activity, and oxygen consumption show an overwhelmingly positive relationship between meditation and sleep quality.

    February 18, 2020

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    How Sleep Works

    We are often told that sleep is in our brains. In reality, sleep occurs throughout your brain AND body.

    February 18, 2020

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    What Are The Stages Of Sleep?

    Learn how deep, light, and REM sleep all play different roles in your health.

    February 18, 2020

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    Circadian Rhythms and Your Bedtime

    Are you an early bird or a night owl? Find out how it impacts you.

    February 18, 2020

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    How Alcohol Impacts Your Sleep

    Having a glass of wine or a nightcap before bed is a common nighttime ritual. But this is one shortcut you may want to avoid...

    February 18, 2020

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    Why Sleep Matters

    Getting enough restorative sleep helps keep your autonomic nervous, hormone, and immune systems balanced.

    February 18, 2020

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    How To Get Better Sleep

    10 tips to help you get more deep sleep right now.

    February 12, 2020

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    Dealing With Jet Lag

    Did you know you can help your body fight jet lag by changing the way you sleep, eat, and stay active?

    February 12, 2020

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    How Blue Light Impacts Your Sleep

    Your body’s unique internal clock can be thrown off by your cell phone, laptop, and other before-bed habits.

    February 12, 2020

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    How Aging Affects Your Sleep

    Your sleep patterns change from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to optimize your sleep at every life phase.

    February 12, 2020

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    Manage Stress Using These Relaxation Tips

    Everyone stresses out sometimes. The good news is that, with practice, you have the power to control your own stress response.

    February 12, 2020

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    Use HRV to Manage Stress

    Ever wonder what stress or anxiety look like in your body? Your HRV can tell you.

    February 12, 2020

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    Midnight Snack? Not So Fast

    Late-night meals and snacks can affect the time it takes for you to fall asleep, your sleep efficiency, and even your REM and deep sleep numbers.

    February 12, 2020

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    Train Better Using HRV

    Your body varies day by day, so why not your training regimen? Use HRV to get the most out of your workouts.

    February 12, 2020

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    The Importance of Staying Active

    Our bodies were made to move, yet our modern lifestyles have us logging a lot of sedentary hours. What's the cost?

    February 12, 2020

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    Melatonin and Sleeping Pills

    If you’re considering sleeping aids, understanding how they work may impact how often you rely on them.

    February 12, 2020

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    The Impact of Caffeine on Sleep

    If you want to keep your sleep cycles on track, it’s a good idea to understand how your genes, gender, diet, and dosage all impact how your body processes caffeine.

    February 12, 2020

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    Managing Stress: The Mind Body Connection

    When stressful thoughts consume your day, it can feel as though stress is strictly a mental problem. The reality is that stress materializes as both emotional and physiological symptoms.

    February 12, 2020

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    Your Resting Heart Rate

    Resting Heart Rate (RHR) is the number of times your heart beats per minute when you're at rest. It's a good indication of your sleep quality, recovery, and overall health.

    February 12, 2020

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    Using Oura to Listen to Your Body

    Oura gathers and interprets messages from your body, empowering you to pick up on your internal changes over hours, days, months, or seasons.

    February 11, 2020

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    Your Normal Body Temperature Isn't Just 98.6 Degrees

    Each day, your body has plans to adjust your temperature to follow your circadian rhythm by warming you up to start the day and cooling you down for sleep. Yet diet, exercise, hormones, and many other things affect your temperature.

    February 11, 2020

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    Your Normal Respiratory Rate

    Learn more about your respiratory rate and how monitoring changes can alert you to changes in your physical fitness, health, or hormone cycle.

    February 11, 2020

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    Heart Rate During Sleep: Look for These 3 Patterns

    By looking at your resting heart rate (RHR) curve, you can also see the effects of late meals, evening workouts, alcohol, sickness, or being misaligned with your body’s ideal sleep window.

    February 11, 2020

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    What is HRV?

    HRV can react to stress and/or illness before resting heart rate (RHR), which makes it one of your body’s most powerful signals—providing useful insights into your stress levels, recovery status, and general well-being.

    February 10, 2020

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    Got a Theory? Test it Out

    How to run an experiment with your Oura data and find out what works for your body and lifestyle.

    January 02, 2020