A Natural Sleep Solution
Theragun Percussive Therapy has previously proven to reduce pain and tension, improve range of motion, increase circulation, and maximize recovery. Now, we are looking at its effects on sleep and other biometrics measured using Biostrap biosensor wearable technology.
73 healthy 18-40 year olds, exercising a minimum of 3x week for >30 mins.
Five-week research study evaluating Theragun Percussive Therapy and recovery/sleep protocols via the Therabody App using the Biostrap wrist-worn sensor.
All results included in infographic were statistically significant.
Sleep is the foundation of optimal health and performance.
Over 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from diagnosed sleep disorders.1
Nearly 9 million Americans use prescription sleep aids.2
Lack of quality sleep has wide-ranging health effects leading to an increased risk of conditions including:3
- Type II Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Anxiety & Depression
- Neurological Disorders
People are seeking natural solutions to help them sleep.
of participants fell asleep faster
This was an average of 4min15s faster falling asleep each night.
of participants had less awakenings/sleep disruptions
This was an average of 7% less awakenings per participant.
Higher Overall Sleep Score
of participants improved overall sleep score
Score is built from sleep duration, deep sleep, efficiency, awakenings, movement, and other biometrics.
Health and performance is ultimately related to overall quality of life - physically and mentally. There are several ways this can be measured:
All health and performance benefits were maintained or continued to improve after one-week of discontinued use of Theragun Percussive Therapy.
Technologies such as Theragun Percussive Therapy can enhance the body’s natural recovery processes. Wearable technologies allow us to combine different measures into "Recovery Score" - Biostrap does this by using a proprietary combination of heart rate (HR), HRV, sleep duration, and sleep efficiency measures.
Overall Recovery Score
of participants improved "Recovery Score" with an average improvement of 9%
They maintained this benefit during wash-out.
of participants reported improvements in overall performance
of participants reported improvements in overall quality of life and would recommend Theragun to others
1 NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). National Sleep Disorders Research Plan, 2003. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health; 2003
2 Chong, Y., Fryar, C. D., & Gu, Q. (2013). Prescription sleep aid use among adults: United States, 2005-2010 (No. 2013). US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.
3 Institute of Medicine. 2006. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11617.