Whoop tracker hrv sleep recovery vs pain levels

Kuapao

Active Member
I have been tracking my HRV, sleep and activities with a whoop.com tracker and my symptoms with a separate pain app (Manage My Pain).

I am finding that my level of pain, discomfort, and malaise rises as my HRV increases, which seems counter-intuitive because whoop then shows my recovery percentage has been increasing and improving at that point (meaning my body is supposedly better able to take on strain). Basically, as my body seems to be recovering, my pain increases!

Is this also what you are observing in your HRV/activity/sleep tracking?

I will add that I only started using whoop on month 9 of my 12 months' of misery, so its baseline was developed on me only being half myself. I also had begun to feel less to little pain for the last 2 weeks, since imposing bed rest last month, and started to do a little more this past week. But have noticed the pain is creeping back, so have been resting more again...
 

Kuapao

Active Member
Okay, my hypothesis is that on my "good" day or high (Whoop) recovery day, I must be engaging in more work, likely exceeding my energy envelope, and therefore causing the increase in symptoms.

I guess I need to do better at pacing.

Fyi: have noticed some unusually low (athlete-level, which I am obviously not) heart rate values with whoop tracker when cycling. So, have opened support ticket with them.
 

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