What’s Your Resting Heart Rate?

Just out of interest I thought I’d wear my Garmin Forerunner 305 heart rate monitor to bed last night to see what my resting heart rate was.

I expected it to be fairly low, as it always seems pretty low compared to most people and thought it would somewhere around 40bpm, but I checked it when I woke up this morning and it was 31 bpm. I’ve since checked the trace and it dropped to 31 bpm a few times during the night. Much of the time it was around about 40 bpm but there were quite a few times when it was up to over 70bpm.

I had expected to see quite a steady rate now and then when I was properly asleep, but there was only one time where it dropped low and stayed low (below 35) for about an hour which was not long after I’d first gone to sleep. After that it was all over the place all night long.

31 bpm sounds pretty low to me, does anyone know what their Resting Heart Rate is?

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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