Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

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Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:55 am

It's quite good fun! Every night seems to follow the same pattern - a gradual slowing down (falling asleep), a period of calm (fallen asleep), then spikes (dreams?) alternating with a general downward shift before it starts to shift upwards prior to awakening. Not what I expected at all. :D

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It's also great for finding your true resting HR. Normally mine is 55-65bpm when I'm awake, but at night it has dropped to 46!

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Postby MarkG » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:13 am

Oh... I had something else in mind when you said "Garmin / HR monitor / Bed " :)
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Postby wizardhat » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:14 am

I've often thought about setting an alarm for 12am so I could put it on and then see how many calories I burn in an average day.
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Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:18 am

MarkG wrote:Oh... I had something else in mind when you said "Garmin / HR monitor / Bed " :)


Heh heh yeah before anyone makes any funny comments about exactly what I was doing during the HR spikes I can assure you that I was lying fast asleep! :)

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Postby vander » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:45 am

I have worn mine to bed before and its not pretty I have big spikes all through the night. I have always been a bad sleeper but.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/119582594

That is my old sleep thing. Very average quality I think.
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Postby CommuRider » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:52 am

Garmin nerds :roll: :lol:

Had a weird dream today, I was stuck in the north of Canada and they were selling shoes made out of seal fur. Very soft. LOL, I wonder what the Garmin reading of that would have been.
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Postby Nate » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:59 am

Its the perfect way to see if you're getting sick!

2-3 days before getting the sniffles you'll see a jump in heart rate as your body starts to fight it - immune system kicks in & resting heart rate rises.

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Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:07 pm

vander wrote:I have worn mine to bed before and its not pretty I have big spikes all through the night. I have always been a bad sleeper but.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/119582594

That is my old sleep thing. Very average quality I think.


You sleep longer than me :) It's reassuring to see that I'm not the only spiky one.

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Postby Lizzy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:11 pm

:shock:

Well I'm so low tech as to be practically Amish but now I totally want one of those. 8)
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Postby grasshopper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:16 pm

Just once. Settled quickly and hovered 49-51 most of the night. Still don't know how I hit 0.8 km/h and dropped 80m but had no vertical gain though.

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Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:24 pm

grasshopper wrote:Just once. Settled quickly and hovered 49-51 most of the night. Still don't know how I hit 0.8 km/h and dropped 80m but had no vertical gain though.


I turn the GPS off to save the battery. You lost height because the atmospheric pressure increased during the night. Rain on the way :)

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Postby RobRollin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:50 pm

Okay...who has tried wearing their heart rate monitors whilst having sexual relations? I've got a genuine interest in hear rate results.
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Postby HappyHumber » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:03 pm

RobRollin wrote:Okay...who has tried wearing their heart rate monitors whilst having sexual relations? I've got a genuine interest in hear rate results.


So are you lacking a HRM or a sex life to try yourself?
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Postby alf » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:03 pm

RobRollin wrote:Okay...who has tried wearing their heart rate monitors whilst having sexual relations? I've got a genuine interest in hear rate results.

Not grasshopper apparently he had no vertical gain :P
grasshopper wrote:Just once. Settled quickly and hovered 49-51 most of the night. Still don't know how I hit 0.8 km/h and dropped 80m but had no vertical gain though.

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Postby RobM » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:18 pm

RobRollin wrote:Okay...who has tried wearing their heart rate monitors whilst having sexual relations? I've got a genuine interest in hear rate results.


How else are you supposed to figure out your Max HR? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Postby grasshopper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:38 pm

arkle wrote:
grasshopper wrote:Just once. Settled quickly and hovered 49-51 most of the night. Still don't know how I hit 0.8 km/h and dropped 80m but had no vertical gain though.


I turn the GPS off to save the battery. You lost height because the atmospheric pressure increased during the night. Rain on the way :)

:lol: Really? Must try it again.

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Postby MarkG » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:52 pm

RobRollin wrote:Okay...who has tried wearing their heart rate monitors whilst having sexual relations? I've got a genuine interest in hear rate results.


I tried it once - then my wife came home and I got yelled at .. then the HR really went up...
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Postby alf » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:31 pm

MarkG wrote:
I tried it once - then my wife came home and I got yelled at .. then the HR really went up...

You needed a better story then.......


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Postby heay » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:29 pm

When I was 16 years of age in high school (early 90's) I got the chance to sleep with a HRM. I was a top long distance runner in Australia and when they downloaded the data found that my resting HR was 27 BPM.....

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Postby PawPaw » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:27 pm

Just remember, a lower HR isn't always better. The goal isn't zero. :D

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Postby gorilla monsoon » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:48 pm

RobRollin wrote:Okay...who has tried wearing their heart rate monitors whilst having sexual relations? I've got a genuine interest in hear rate results.


"Sexual relations". Is that the wife's family?
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Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:38 pm

PawPaw wrote:Just remember, a lower HR isn't always better. The goal isn't zero. :D

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Wow that's awesome! We should do an experiment to see how our sleeping resting HR correlates with our 5 minute strava power.

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Postby trailgumby » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:23 pm

@Oxford: I wear mine when I do spin clases to record HR. Somehow I manage to wander several kilometres while on a stationary bike. I didn't think my body english was that bad :oops:

Now you've all got me interested. Will wear mine while I sleep tonight. :lol:
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Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:38 pm

trailgumby wrote:@Oxford: I wear mine when I do spin clases to record HR. Somehow I manage to wander several kilometres while on a stationary bike. I didn't think my body english was that bad :oops:

Now you've all got me interested. Will wear mine while I sleep tonight. :lol:


Just turn the GPS off while you're sleeping (or doing spin class). It saves the battery, and it always defaults to on when you cycle the power. It's a new competition - who has the lowest sleeping HR? Proof required.

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Postby PawPaw » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:23 pm

arkle wrote:
PawPaw wrote:Just remember, a lower HR isn't always better. The goal isn't zero. :D

Wow that's awesome! We should do an experiment to see how our sleeping resting HR correlates with our 5 minute strava power.

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Ark, not necessarily. I'm 52 and have a bit of medical history. and recently found out my thyroid gland is giving up the ghost, and had to go on medication for it.
A clapped out thyroid can in itself lower heart rate, which may explain my HR in that chart dipping into the 30s (chart from september last year)
There's a lot of medical conditions that can lower heart rate, and very intense exercise can hurt the heart.
So never take anything on face value.

Nevertheless, I had a RHR around 50 when i was in my late teens and 20s, and placed in national rowing titles at the time.
But enough shlt happens in life to not go and intentionally wreak havoc on your body by poor lifestyle choices.
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