The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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OURA ring sleep monitoring

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by NelliePledge, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. NelliePledge

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    Maybe you've got a glitch that's making it misrecord today. I guess if it still happens tomorrow need to get some tech support?
     
  2. Thomas

    Thomas Senior Member

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    Yes I guess so. I feel it’s been happening consistently lately not just today so I’ll have to inquire again w them. Thanks.
     
  3. Cinders66

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    Interesting thread. Thank you

    I was looking at the oura ring for sleep. How does it measure it? I'm 100% bedbound and was concerned if it largely relied on cessation of movement as I don't move much day or night.

    I was also interested in its ability to assess heart rate variability HRV, at night. I don't think it measures it in the day. I've seen small research suggesting low HRV in ME, higher HRV is better as It's a sign as to the health and flexibility of your autonomic nervous system I think, which we know is impacted in ME. Has anyone found it useful for HRV? Also temperature it can measure, when I'm worse I tend to feel warm - hot I don't know if that is useful.

    I think wearable trackers are great and was interested to see at the Stanford symposium ron Davis is trying to create one which can monitor important markers like cytokines via sweat.
     
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    Hi Cinders I think someone on this thread said ŌURA say the ring is 85%accurate. And I think that’s probably about right most of the time the info feels right but there are times when it isn’t. As I’m a night owl it sometimes thinks I’ve gone to sleep when I was actually on the sofa watching a TV programme. I’m not good on the science and tech so haven’t investigated how it measures.

    The HRV info is a single number for each night. Mine goes up and down quite a bit from day to day but I haven’t looked at it to see if it’s a leading or lagging measure in terms of how I actually feel on any given day I think you would need to be more thorough than me to see that. But then again as it isn’t 100%accurate may not be worth the investment of time. I take the ring as helpful as i wouldn’t have any info without it. I can’t stick to routinely making my own activity records. I’ve got mild moderate symptoms so maybe my experience not too useful for you.
    On sleep I found it interesting to see light deep and R.E.M. and the overall hours slept. I seem to get very little deep sleep so if ever I get to see a Dr who has any clue about ME I want to ask about this.
     
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    Thanks for that @NelliePledge , that was helpful.
     
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