Sober October Sleep Data!

WHOOP only includes data in 1 or 2 week increments, so below is my October data for sleep from 10/2-10/7/2019. As you can see, my sleep performance (86%) is crushing the Sober October crew!

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Because I track all of WHOOP’s data in an Excel file, I can post my average values for October, including 10/1. In October, my average day strain is 12.8 ± 0.9, and my total sleep time is 7.4 ± 0.3 hours. Values for light sleep, REM, and SWS are 3.5 ± 0.3, 2.1 ± 0.3, and 1.8 ± 0.4 hours, respectively:


Ha, try to keep up, Bert, Tom, Ari, and Joe (and everyone else)!

Michael Lustgarten

Ph.D, Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2009 B.S., Biochemistry, Queens College, 2003 B.A, English Textual Studies, 1994, Syracuse University

3 thoughts on “Sober October Sleep Data!

  1. Does this have any advantages over an Oura ring? I’ve been using Oura for sleep tracking and it’s excellent for that, and gives detailed charts of heart rate and HRV for each night.

    Also, is the “sleep performance” an objective value derived from empirical data, or is it a black box based on some sort of self-tuning? My Oura has a “sleep score” and a “readiness score” in addition to all the other data, but both of those are black-box values that are calibrated for each individual based on some sort of self-tuning, so you really can’t compare your own values to anyone else’s (and you probably shouldn’t take them too seriously in the first place).

    1. Also note while i agree with the subjectivity of Oura and WHOOP’s data, note that SWS declines with age, so even with a systematic error in detecting it for either Oura or WHOOP, they should be able to detect relative declines for SWS.

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