I have considered getting one, but haven't pulled the trigger. Now that the Whoop is out I don't know if that's a better alternative. The Whoop would be easier to resell as well as isn't isn't size specific. Have you tried the SR1 as well? I have had that for a few months but haven't been able to quantify how well it's helping my sleep quality.
I've not tried the sr1. Ben Greenfield has done a bunch of writing about the whoop vs oura I think.
I have the OURA and SR1 and get noticeably more deep sleep when using the SR1. I like the OURA ring but I dont have a good feeling about the company. They fail to meet deadlines, the product support is meh, and frankly I dont think the sales are great. I wouldnt be surprised to see them out of business sooner rather than later.
Interesting--I've actually had really good experiences with their customer service team. What is the SR1?
Oh, is that the little thing you attach to your collar bone? I've heard about that quite a bit. I like the oura as it is basically like a more in-depth HRV score, and I've been trying to clean up my sleep, so it's been helpful to see where I'm falling short. Curious how the Whoop compares.
I have an Apple Watch that I got for Christmas that I am still experimenting with. I haven't tried any of the sleep tracking apps yet though. I'll post to this feed after I try a few. My only issue with sleep trackers that I have used previously is that they haven’t been very actionable for me i.e., by listening to my body I don’t necessarily need an app to tell me if I didn’t sleep well or didn’t get much sleep. However, based on Greg’s Oura Ring IG posts, there does seem to be more useful data there.
I agree with you--I don't need an app to tell me if I've slept well. But what I use it for more than just sleep tracking is the recovery score it provides. That's been quite useful for helping me determine how hard to push it during a given day's workout. It's essentially fancy HRV tracking.
As I understand it, when it comes to sleep tracking, the apple watch and other wristband trackers aren't very accurate in terms of breaking down your sleep into phases. Which is useful if you're not getting enough deep sleep or REM sleep and wanted to try and affect that specifically .
Just picked up the Delta Sleeper--going to see if it affects my deep sleep levels per the Oura ring. If not, it'll go back from whence it came.
I am very interested to see if it makes a difference for you. The one thing that it definitely does for me is help with lucid dreaming. I had went several years without remembering that I had dreams while sleeping and now it's a few times every week.
So far not much of a difference...I fall asleep faster in the night with it, but I've not seen a huge increase in deep sleep.
After a few weeks of use, I can say I agree--much more lucid dreaming. I also find that I fall asleep faster when and if I wake up in the night.
Awesome to hear!