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Oura Ring. Can a Behavior Tracker Improve Your Sleep?

Original Article By: Vitalijus Majorovas

Summarized By: Neurobit

Image by Jaromír Kavan via Unsplash

The Oura ring is a health tracker from Finland that is believed to be one of the best in the market. It tracks various metrics related to sleep, including duration, physical and emotional recovery, latency, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, and heart rate at night. Additionally, it also tracks basic daily activity such as steps and workout metrics.

The ring is able to detect small changes in the body, such as a cold or fever, and offers insightful quarterly reports that show trends in sleep, activity, and recovery. The HRV tracking during the night is especially useful in showing how recovered and relaxed a person is, and the respiratory rate monitoring helps in understanding the quality of sleep. Overall, the Oura ring can provide valuable data and insights to help improve sleep and overall health.

It is important to note that no health tracking devices, including the Oura ring, Fitbit, or Garmin, can directly connect to the brain to measure the amount of REM or deep sleep a person experiences. Therefore, the data collected by these devices should not be considered a medical diagnosis. Oura acknowledges that there may be some error in their sleep quality measurements, but they also claim that their use of HRV in their algorithm allows for a slightly smaller margin of error compared to other health trackers.


Majorovas, V. (2023, January 25). Oura Ring. Can a Behavior Tracker Improve Your Sleep? | HealthNews. Healthnews. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from

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