HRV4training question

Hi all,

Does anyone here use HRV4training? I just stared using it a few weeks ago and had a question about some readings from this morning. I’ve been having a really hard time sleeping this past week, probably averaging around 4-5 hours. During that time, my HRV recovery score was holding steady (even positive at times) and my RMSSD was slowly climbing.

I finally got decent night’s sleep last night (about 6 hours) and my RMSSD skyrocketed about 120% and my resting HR dropped 15%. The HRV4training app gave me a high recovery score of 8.4, but then recommended I take it easy today.

I know I haven’t been sleeping well this past week, but what would you guys and gals do if you saw those scores and recommendations? I feel tired but not totally exhausted, I want to train but I also don’t want to dig a hole for myself.

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4-5h sleep…? I concentrate on getting through the day, no way would I contemplate “training” - sounds like a sure fire way of digging a huge hole.

I would, however, include some L1, Active Recovery rides. These would probably have no deleterious effects and may even help you sleep.

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Thanks. I’ve been wondering if I’ve been overdoing it, but I’m only on the bike 6 hours as week.

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Maybe it wants more rest then just one night? https://www.hrv4training.com/blog/interpreting-hrv-trends

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I use HRV4Training every day. I look at the long term trends and compare it to how I’m feeling. If I’m into a week with some hard rides, staying up too late, and then maybe having a few beers I’ll see my HRV trending down and down and I’ll know I need to rest, get sleep back on track, not drink, and take it easy on the bike.

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It’s telling you to take it easy because its outside of your normal. HRV is based on your trend and baseline. When you jump to one end of the range or other, you are going to see recommendations to potentially take it easy.

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