Readiness Score Doesn't Match How I'm Feeling

Sometimes, the morning readiness score will not reflect how you are feeling. There are a few things to keep in mind when this happens:

Our HRV score is based off of the RMSSD value and will go up as your parasympathetic nervous system activity increases. When you receive a readiness score of 1-3 on the parasympathetic side, the app is indicating that your HRV has risen rapidly as a result of your autonomic system being overtaxed, meaning your body could be in deep recovery mode. Now, if you feel that this is inaccurate, keep in mind that the app also has to learn what a normal fluctuation of HRV is for you; everyone's HRV range from day to day is different. More on that here: 

What is Coefficient of Variation

Another thing to consider when your readiness score does not match how you feel is context. Think about how you slept, exercised, hydrated, ate, and felt mentally the day before. All of these can have a significant influence on your HRV, even if you feel fine. 

Of course, if you want detailed, personalized guidance on using HRV to improve your health and training, the best option is to seek the advice of a professional! We have a list of coaches who are familiar with using HRV with their clients here: https://directory.elitehrv.com/

It can also be beneficial to seek the guidance of a functional medicine doctor if you are having trouble figuring out why your body is functioning a certain way (or not). 

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