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OURA ring sleep monitoring

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by NelliePledge, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:11 AM.

  1. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Senior Member

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    Hi Ive recently got an Oura Ring which monitors sleep and shows the pattern of deep,light,REM and awake.
    Ive only got a couple of weeks results but when I do get a reasonable amount of sleep in a night I seem to have REM sleep for the majority of the time on some nights as much as 70%. and not much deep sleep 0-10%

    Does anyone else have an Oura Ring - what are you finding?

    Also anyone who has any useful info about what causes high levels of REM sleep I'd really appreciate it
     
  2. Butydoc

    Butydoc President

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    I have used the ŌURA ring for the past 3moth. I really haven't seen its information particularity useful. I also have a Fitbit Charge 2. There has been some new updates to the fit bit which sleep mode mirrors that of the Oura ring. If I were to buy only one of these, I would prefer the Fitbit.

    Best,
    Gary
     
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  3. Diwi9

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    The Oura Ring helps me figure out my crash cycles, I can see my level of activities, and view trends. I've also implemented certain protocols to improve my sleep quality and can see when my sleep is lagging. I tend to be highest in light sleep and my deep sleep is normally below 10%, sometimes as low as 3%. My best nights of sleep seem to equate with the nights I have a lower resting heart rate. Unfortunately the ring needs to be charged daily, and it does not provide a real-time heart rate monitoring like the FitBit.
     
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    Butydoc President

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    My fitbit recently automatically updated its software and now displays , awake, light sleep, rem and deep sleep. It correlates well with my Oura ring and seems redundant. Part of the problem is understanding the sleep cycles and understanding what they really mean in our disease.

    Best,
    Gary
     
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    I have used neither but remember that lucinda bateman said in one of her presentations that they were doing some research on Oura rings with ME/CFS patients at the bateman horne centre and found that they were in some sense not recording things properly in pwme/cfs.
     
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  6. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Senior Member

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    yes I saw that video in my experience no problems with the data being recorded as long as I remember to charge the ring before going to sleep but the ring is set up for healthy individuals so the suggestions about activity levels etc have to be ignored
     
  7. Diwi9

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    @Butydoc - I'll have to look for an update, as the FitBit has not done as well as the Oura for sleep tracking. I've been told that you can play with the sensitivity settings...but can't figure it out, so will have to mess around a bit more. Thanks for the heads up on the software update, I've been wearing two devices and I'm sorta tired of charging and tracking two. ;)
     
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    I agree with Nellie, it's not very useful for activity levels as it's set up for normal people, but it is useful to track sleep. I've had mine since July, and I've also found that the lowest resting heart rate is a good indicator of how I feel. I also found that one hour of deep sleep and one hour of REM sleep are when I feel the best (I rarely get more than than). But, at times, it thinks I'm sleeping when I'm not and vice versa (this is in the light sleep stage). I think Oura themselves say that it's 85% accurate. I do use it to see how I'm doing med-wise and when I've overdone it as well.
     
  9. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Senior Member

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    yes I ignore the activity comments but I do look at the profile of activity and try to move, within my envelope,every hour

    It helped me identify that Im inactive on the afternoons when I do my 15 hours a week of part time work - need to make sure I take breaks every hour to rest which involves walking away from the desk so clearly Ive not been taking my breaks
     
  10. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Senior Member

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    I've read that REM sleep can take more energy than being awake which is a bit concerning as I seem to have an unusual amount of REM. not been able to find anything about high levels of REM in adults it seems it is small children who normally have high levels

    that being said Ive only been getting this info for a few weeks so I need to give it a few months to get a better idea of what normal really looks like for me
     

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