How to get better sleep, HRV, and recovery scores on your wellness tracker

Women doing a quad stretch holding her foot with a Rose Apollo wearable

Wellness trackers like Fitbit, Apple Watch, Oura Ring, and Whoop have become indispensable companions for health-conscious individuals. These devices help us monitor metrics such as sleep, stress levels, and physical activity. But what if there was a complementary wearable that actively improved these metrics? Enter the Apollo wearable — a device that complements your existing wellness tracker to take your health, sleep, recovery, and more, to the next level. In this article, we'll explore how the Apollo wearable can enhance your experience by addressing three key aspects: sleep, heart rate variability (HRV), and physical recovery and performance. Of course, it’s not necessary to use a tracker with your Apollo wearable. The important thing is that you feel better, not what your metrics tell you.

How do you use your wellness tracker?

You want to boost your sleep scores

Sleep tracking has gained popularity as people recognize the importance of quality rest for overall health. Traditional trackers provide insightful data on your sleep patterns, duration, and stages. Many team members at Apollo Neuro use the Oura Ring to keep a tab on sleep quality. Oura paints a comprehensive picture of sleep quality, tracking metrics like time in different sleep stages (like deep sleep, REM, and light sleep), HRV, time asleep, sleep latency, heart rate, and more. The Apollo wearable is the perfect companion for people looking to take it a step further by actively influencing your sleep quality. Through low-frequency sound waves felt as gentle vibrations, the Apollo stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and promotes a sense of calm. You can even sync your Oura Ring and Apollo wearable to support research efforts. Once you join the study group, your Oura Ring data is analyzed to understand the effects of Apollo on your sleep, recovery, and resilience to better understand how Apollo can help us resist illness and recover faster.

What does Apollo’s effect look like on a sleep tracker? More time in REM, deep sleep, and total sleep. In a recent observational study of Apollo users, Apollo wearable users experienced up to 19% more deep sleep, up to 14% more REM sleep, and up to 30 more minutes of high-quality sleep each night. The Apollo wearable reduces time it takes to fall asleep and improves sleep efficiency. By wearing the Apollo alongside your sleep tracker, you can optimize your sleep routine and achieve more restorative nights.

“Game changer. Huge positive impact on my sleep - improved all my scores on my Oura ring - helped me get enough deep sleep in nights I don’t get enough sleep. Helps manage stress and improves HRV balance. My 16 year old son borrowed mine so much we bought him one. The recover mode is his favorite.” - Michelle G

“I can’t say enough great things about my Apollo! It helps with my sleep. I am able to sleep longer and feel more rested. My Oura sleep scores have improved since getting Apollo. I truly wear all day, every day, taking it off for charging.  It helps me focus on tasks, ease anxiety, be more social, relax/calm, and even stay awake if needed!”  - Andrea M.

You want to improve your HRV (heart rate variability)

HRV is a powerful indicator of overall health and well-being. It measures the variations in time intervals between successive heartbeats, reflecting the body's ability to adapt to various stressors. Many wellness trackers offer HRV monitoring as a feature, and the Apollo wearable can actively improve your HRV. In two double-blind randomized placebo-controlled crossover trials, Apollo improves HRV by 11%. By utilizing Apollo’s proprietary touch therapy felt as soothing vibrations, the Apollo wearable engages your parasympathetic nervous system. It acts like a remote control for how you want to feel. This stimulation has been shown to increase HRV and improve your body's response to stress. By combining HRV tracking with the Apollo wearable, you can proactively enhance your body's resilience and promote better overall health.

“Really digging the real results experienced in sleep and the general balance in sympathetic and parasympathetic equaling more quality ‘nows’. I track my recovery metrics on my Whoop and, wow, pretty cool to see and react to bio info! ✌” - Chris D. 

“Pure magic! I’m not sure I totally get how this is adjusting my HRV but here’s the bottom line: it is. I track my sleep and deep sleep with Whoop, and I was averaging 1h 51 min over the last year and a half. With Apollo, my deep sleep has increased to an average of 2h 11 min. Case closed! And that's just for deep sleep. I use Apollo during the day to wake up, focus, and more. I absolutely love this change in my life.” - Dave C. 

You want better physical recovery and performance:

Physical activity plays a vital role in our well-being, and fitness trackers are excellent tools for monitoring exercise, steps, and heart rate throughout the day and during workouts. But optimizing physical recovery and performance requires more than just tracking. The Apollo wearable can be a game-changer in this regard — it actively improves recovery and performance. In a study with elite college athletes, researchers saw 10% faster physical recovery. The Apollo wearable stimulates parasympathetic tone and increases vagal tone, reminding our bodies that we’re safe enough for our recovery systems to turn on as we transition out of fight-or-flight. In recent clinical peer-reviewed trials, we see consistent Apollo usage increasing HRV by 11%. 

Wearing the Apollo post-workout can help reduce muscle tension and soreness, accelerate recovery, and enhance your body's readiness for subsequent activities. By incorporating the Apollo wearable into your fitness routine, you can optimize your physical performance and achieve greater results.

“In using the Apollo wearable for the last month, I’ve noted a significant improvement and increase in my HRV. To contrast and compare the effect of this device I used my Apple Watch, WHOOP strap and a Polar chest strap when running, walking and strength training. When resting and sleeping I contrast and compare my Apple Watch and WHOOP. Results are parallel and match evenly. HRV is increased, and best of all, I feel better.” - Greg M. 

“I’ve been using my Apollo Neuro for several weeks, and I seem to be handling stress better since I started using it. I’m also tracking my HRV using an Oura ring, and in the first 3 weeks my HRV increased by 18%, which is a great indicator that the Apollo Neuro is working. Highly recommend the Apollo Neuro to anyone who finds life a bit overwhelming at times, and thank you to Apollo Neuroscience for bringing it to market!” - Shala N.

While wellness trackers like Fitbit, Apple Watch, Oura Ring, and Whoop have revolutionized the way we monitor our health, the Apollo wearable takes it a step further by actively improving the metrics they track. By wearing the Apollo alongside your existing tracker, you can unlock new dimensions of well-being. Whether it's enhancing sleep quality, improving HRV, or optimizing physical recovery and performance, the Apollo wearable offers a unique approach to holistic well-being. Consider integrating the Apollo wearable into your wellness routine and experience the transformative power it brings to your life. Embrace the future of wearables and elevate your well-being like never before.