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 9:55 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 10:13 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 10:14 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 10:18 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 10:45 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 10:52 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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Re: Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby Nate » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:59 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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Re: Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:07 am

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 11:11 am

: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 Oxford » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:14 am

done it too, apparently according to the GPS, I wandered all over the neighborhood. :mrgreen:

resting HR according to it was low 40's, did have some spikes as well.
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Re: Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby grasshopper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:16 am

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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Re: Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:24 am

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 11:50 am

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 12:03 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 12:03 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 12:18 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 12:38 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 12:52 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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Re: Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby alf » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:31 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 3:29 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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Re: Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby PawPaw » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:27 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 4:48 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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Re: Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby Oxford » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:34 pm

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

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everyone reaches zero eventually. :P
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Re: Has anyone else tried wearing their Garmin Edge to bed?

Postby arkle » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:38 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 6:23 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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