Oura Integration

How to connect Oura directly to Veri for sleep and exercise insights

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Written by Alex
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What you can do with the Oura integration

With the Oura integration, you can:

  • Automatically receive sleep and exercise events - no more manual logging.

  • See your heart rate overlayed with your glucose data to understand how to fuel for workouts.

  • See your heart rate and sleep stage data overlayed with your glucose data to understand how sleep impacts glucose regulation and how managing your glucose levels can improve your sleep.

How to set up

Using Oura with Veri requires an active subscription to Oura.

Oura can be connected to Veri by navigating to the Connected Apps:

Tap the upper left hamburger menu

  • Tap "Connected Apps"

  • Toggle on Oura, tap "Settings"

  • Toggle on the data that you want to import

Tap the Oura toggle, then tap "Connect," and then tap "Continue."

Toggling Oura on will require you to log in with your Oura credentials and authorize Veri to connect with Oura.

You will be asked to give permission for Veri to read the Sleep, Readiness, and Activity data, Heart Rate Data, and Workout Data in accordance with Veri’s privacy policy.

Make sure each point is toggled on, then tap "Accept."

You can manually toggle off any of these permissions later, but not enabling them at this point will require you to reauthorize Veri if you want to enable them later.

At any point, you can remove the authorization by toggling the authorization off. Under the settings of the Oura section, you can select which data types are synced to Veri at any point in time.

You are now ready to use Oura! By default, Sleep, Heart Rate, and Workouts should be enabled. If you have a mix of devices (For example: Apple Health for Heart Rate, Oura for Sleep), you can make the appropriate adjustments here by toggling on or off the data points you want from each source.

Using the integration: sleep

Your sleep event should now come in automatically. Tap the sleep event on your timeline to see your sleep stage data.

When you sleep, your heart rate and glucose utilization decrease because you're not active, and your body shifts to processes that help you recover from the day.

Eating late at night, drinking alcohol, or having variable bedtime can cause your heart rate to take a longer time to lower once you fall asleep.

This can disrupt your sleep, increase overnight glucose levels, lead to high fasting glucose levels, and cause insulin resistance the following day.

Observe the changes in your sleep stages to see how meal timing, composition, and heart rate all impact your sleep.

By understanding the link between glucose, sleep stages and heart rate, you can adjust your sleep routine and meal timing to recover more effectively.

Using the integration: exercise

Your exercise events should now come in automatically. To see your heart rate data, tap the exercise event on your timeline.

When you exercise, your heart rate increases and depending on exercise intensity, glucose will increase or decrease.

Take low to moderate-intensity exercise, for instance. This would be where your heart rate is around 110-120 beats per minute (BPM) - think: walking, cycling, or anything where you can have a conversation.

If you are fasting, your blood glucose levels will stay flat or decline slightly, as your body will primarily use fat for fuel - a more abundant resource.

If you recently ate carbs, your blood glucose will decrease because your body will always favor the more readily available fuel source.

When you do a HIIT exercise while fasting - where your heart rate is above roughly 150BPM - you may see a glucose spike, even though you haven’t eaten. That’s because your liver and muscles provide glucose for fuel by breaking down stored glycogen - a process called glycogenolysis.

Use this information to experiment with exercise type, intensity, and timing that work for your health goals.

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