Based on the data collected during sleep, Oxa presents various metrics. This article explains what data Oxa records while you sleep and how to review your sleep summary once you wake up.
If you sleep phone-free and disconnect the sensor from the app overnight, the sleep session data is stored on the sensor. Reconnect the sensor to the Oxa app to upload and view your sleep summary and journal
Upon waking up, share key observations about your sleep, make notes, and add tags to your session.
- Notes are a space to reflect on the quality of your sleep and any dreams you want to remember. Use it however you like or not at all - it's up to you.
- Tags represent things that may affect your sleep. By keeping a daily record, you'll be able to filter and compare your data. You will begin to uncover patterns and understand how to sleep better.
Your observations are stored in your personal sleep journal, alongside Oxa’s summary of your sleep.
Each overview of an Oxa sleep session includes:
- your sleep health and bedtime state, presented as equalizer bars. The height of the bars indicates the health of each parameter. The color of the bars visually represents the range from Optimal to Poor. These colors are consistently used across the app — for scores, in graphs, and on the metric cards as well.
- a percentage breakdown of your sleep position (side - right and left, back, and belly)
- number of position changes: a good indicator of sleep quality. Most people will change positions between 10 and 40 times a night. The ideal sleep position is different for everyone. However, as you get older, side sleeping can help prevent snoring.
- sleep onset, including past comparison: The time it takes you to fall asleep can indicate whether you're getting enough rest. The ideal range is between 10 and 20 minutes. If you fall asleep very fast, it's likely you're over-tired. Longer than 20 minutes could mean you're experiencing insomnia.
- detailed, interactive sleep timeline graphs.
Choose between the calmness, heart rate, HRV, and breathing rate graphs. Tap along the sleep timeline to explore how your vitals change throughout the night.
The sleep graphs show detailed information about your vital signs and your position changes over the duration of your sleep. Each position change is shown by a vertical line. You can tap and hold the graph to zoom in and see an exact breakdown of your calmness, breathing rate, heart rate, and HRV. How do your vitals change over the course of your sleep? How are they affected by your position?
This helps give you an insight into your sleep quality and your health. For instance, the average heart rate during sleep is 40-50 bpm. Your heart rate is normally slower during sleep, but it also changes during different stages of sleep. It’s at its slowest during deep sleep and speeds up during REM sleep.
Most people also breathe more slowly during sleep. Breathing rate may be more erratic during REM sleep, and very slow breathing could indicate sleep apnea or another health issue.
Return to the Sleep tab and scroll through the History section to review previous sleep session metrics.
Export a sleep session’s details to explore the data (JSON format) outside of Oxa.