At Fullpower, we analyzed our accurate multi-year data set that comprises 250+ million nights of sleep. We found some interesting seasonal patterns. This infographic shows seasonal changes in heart rate. The Fullpower Sleeptracker platform captures continuous heart rate throughout the night entirely non-invasively. Each individual fluctuation in the graph is a weekly max and min, the maximum being in general weekends (bedtime and wake-time discipline are laxer on weekends) and weekdays with a more disciplined schedule and fewer “distractions”.
This is what we can observe:
- Seasonal changes occur with lower heart rates in the summer and higher in the winter. This same pattern was also observed in this independent study in Japan. Our AI-powered analytics discovered this independently and then we found the fascinating Japan paper.
- There's a consistent weekly cycle throughout the year with lower heart rates during the week and higher on the weekends (affected by time to bed, diet, and alcohol).
- We see a big spike for New Year’s eve (time to bed, diet and alcohol).
- There's a significant dip after New Year’s, perhaps due to New Year’s resolutions (better diet, decreased alcohol, more disciplined sleep schedule), but eventually, it fizzles.
- We see another spike after the Super Bowl.