Understanding Respiratory Rate
Your respiratory rate, often referred to as your breathing rate, is the number of breaths you take per minute. For most healthy adults, average breaths per minute typically range from 12 to 20 while in a state of rest.
Each breath, or respiration, has two phases, inhalation and exhalation. Oxygen is brought into your lungs during inhalation, and transported throughout your body in the bloodstream. Carbon dioxide is then eliminated and dispersed from your lungs during exhalation.
WHAT IS A NORMAL RESPIRATORY RATE
The average respiratory rate that falls somewhere between 13 and 18 breaths per minute. Most fitness trackers like Whoop, Oura Ring and Garmin are able to track this, whilst you are asleep.
HOW CAN THE INFORMATION BE USED?
While it is true that respiratory rate for adults is generally an indicator of cardiovascular fitness and load it is also a remarkably stable metric. You should not expect to see much change in your respiratory rate statistic. But when it does change, that change tends to be meaningful.
HIGH RESPIRATORY RATE =
Whoop has been able to dictate that it can often mean a the onset of a virus, a stress in your sleeping pattern or something isn't quiet right in the body.