Oura was founded in Finland in 2013 with a singular focus: to improve the way we live our lives. United by a shared mission to empower people to own their potential, the Oura Team is made up of scientists, engineers, data analysts, researchers, health writers, and more. We are here to help you navigate the vulnerability of health through personal guidance, and we all are unwavering in our commitment to accuracy, validation, and design.
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?
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.
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.
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?
As USA Surfing heads into their Olympic debut, kicking off their season, surfers will use Oura Rings to monitor their sleep and recovery. By delivering personalized Readiness, Activity, and Sleep insights and guidance directly to their apps, Oura will help surfers stay present, improve performance, and maximize recovery.
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.
Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) teamed up with Oura to analyze sleep data from over 100,000 individuals to uncover the effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on sleep health across the globe.
"I love my partner, but once we got married and started sharing a bed every night, it made me remember how great my past sleep was. Getting an Oura Ring really helped me validate what I had been feeling: my sleep sucks - even when I am in bed for a full eight hours."