Sleep Insights

How to get the most out of Veri's sleep feature

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Written by Alex
Updated over a week ago

About Sleep Insights

Sleep is foundational to your metabolic health and elevated glucose levels from late night meals can disrupt healthy sleep patterns.

With sleep stages and heart rate data, you can see exactly how your glucose levels affect your sleep and how your sleep affects glucose regulation.

You can now see your deep, REM, and light sleep stages along with glucose to better understand your sleep patterns.

Sleep insights are available through Apple Health and Google Fit-compatible devices, Oura, and Fitbit.

Getting Started

To see Sleep Insights, you'll need to connect to Apple Health, Google Fit, Oura, or Fitbit.

Note: Some devices, such as Garmin, do not write sleep stage data to Apple Health and Google Fit. We will add more direct integrations in the future based on demand.

To start, navigate to your settings page by tapping your profile icon, then the settings icon at the top right of the screen. From there, you'll select the source for your heart rate data. Make sure that you have enabled access to heart rate data via your Apple Health or Google Fit settings.

You can apply different permissions for different Connected Apps. Meaning you could select Apple Health for Workouts and Heart Rate, and Oura for Sleep.

For Sleep Insights, ensure that the "Sleep" toggle is turned on.

Note: You need to completely close out of Veri and re-open in order to receive the data. In some small cases, you may need to restart your phone.

Your sleep event should now come in automatically. Tap the sleep event on your timeline to see your sleep stage data.

Keep in mind - you will not see data from previous sleep events. Only sleep events moving forward.

Sleep and Metabolic Health

When you sleep, your heart rate and glucose utilization decrease because you're not active, and your body shifts to processes that help you recover from the day.

Eating late at night, drinking alcohol, or having variable bedtime can cause your heart rate to take a longer time to lower once you fall asleep.

This can disrupt your sleep, increase overnight glucose levels, lead to high fasting glucose levels, and cause insulin resistance the following day.

Observe the changes in your sleep stages to see how meal timing, composition, and heart rate all impact your sleep.

By understanding the link between glucose, sleep stages and heart rate, you can adjust your sleep routine and meal timing to recover more effectively.

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