Optimize Your Sleep AND Life With the Oura Ring

Have you ever wondered what your sleep actually looks like?

I don't know about you, but some mornings I wake up feeling super rested, while others feel like I get the worst night of sleep of my life. So, what's a girl to do? That's where the Oura Ring comes in. I'd heard about the sleep and activity tracker from friends and knew I needed to try it out for myself. Interested in learning more? Continue below to hear all about the brand and my experience with the Oura Ring!

The Brand

Oura is a Finland-founded brand that was made with the intention of helping people lead better lives—and that all begins with our sleep! In order to live a quality life, getting quality sleep is vital, and the best way to do that is to understand it on a deeper level. Oura tracks sleep activity and provides people with the necessary tools to get the best sleep ever.

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The Experience

Oura Ring Generation 3 in Gold: $399

After hearing about the Oura Ring from numerous friends, I decided to reach out to the brand, and they were kind enough to send me a ring to try out for myself. The first package I received contained a sizing kit with each ring size, and after trying them on, I found my size and let the reps at the brand know!

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Once the order was placed and I received the actual ring, I couldn't wait to dive in. I ended up going with the gold color, since that matches my everyday jewelry aesthetic. However, the ring is also available in silver, black and stealth (which is a matte black).

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The technology behind the ring takes about two weeks to get a baseline reading and provide you with accurate insights, and at the time of writing this, I've been using the ring for two months, so it's safe to say it's super precise in its readings!


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Made from lightweight titanium, the ring itself never seems to get in my way (except for days at the gym when I lift heavy weights) and when I am at the gym, the ring tracks my heart rate and even tells me my overall readiness score (which is all connected in the app). The readiness score takes all of that into consideration in combination with my sleep score, so, if I had a bad night's sleep, it's likely my readiness score would be low, meaning I should take it easy when working out the next day.

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Now, you might be wondering how a ring tracks my heart rate. After all, most devices measure it from our wrists! But that's what makes the Oura Ring so special and innovative. Instead of measuring from the wrist, it measures from the fingers, which are much closer to our arteries, resulting in the most accurate read.

When I first started using the Oura Ring, I was most excited about learning all about my sleep. And it's honestly wild how much one little ring can tell me. After measuring my activity for a few weeks, the ring was able to tell me optimal times to go to bed, wake up and how much time my body requires to sleep. Additionally, the ring measures how long it takes me to fall asleep each night, how long I was in REM and how long I was in deep sleep. With all of this data in mind, the ring then comes up with a sleep score each and every night.

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Each morning I wake up, pretty much the first thing I do is check the app to see what sleep score I got. I've noticed a huge change in my relationship with sleep and have felt more rested and relaxed in general.


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I also love that the ring only needs to be charged once every five days or so! It makes using the ring that much easier and only takes about an hour to go back up to its full charge.

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Bottom Line

I am in love with my Oura Ring and can't imagine not having one. Whether you're a great sleeper or just want to improve your sleeping habits, I highly suggest getting your hands on an Oura Ring. It will not only optimize your sleep, but it will also educate you on ways to improve your sleep!

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