Oura’s Moment feature allows you to check in with your body anytime, anywhere. Choose guided or unguided rest, meditation, or a mindful breathing session, set the time of your session, and be still.

During your session, Oura monitors important health data like resting heart rate (RHR) and heart rate variability (HRV). Learn more below.

Taking a Break with Moment

One benefit of using Moment is simply giving yourself the opportunity to hit pause. Taking a break to let Oura measure your body’s signals can enhance your productivity and boost your recovery.

With Moment, you can also understand how effective different mindfulness practices are by comparing your results over time. For example, is there a breathing practice or soundscape that brings your RHR down? What happens to your body’s signals when you spend ten minutes in a guided meditation versus ten minutes of unguided rest?

If you try different practices under similar conditions (i.e., same time and place each day), you may uncover even more insights. Find the session that works best for you and incorporate it into your daily routine.

How to Take a Moment

To explore Moment, start by tapping the plus (+) button on the Oura home tab.

Choose from three options:

  • Presence: meditation
  • Rest: breathing exercises and naps
  • Body status: unguided check-in

Choose a guided or unguided session, set the time period (1–60 minutes or open-ended), and remain still for the duration of your session. Oura measures your heart signals best under complete stillness—movement may compromise your results.

At the end of the session, you will see your resting heart rate and HRV trends. Use these to gain an understanding of how your mind and body are doing.

Interpreting Insights From Your Moment

RHR and HRV are personal. Comparing these metrics to others around you is less useful than comparing them to your own trends over time.

As you interpret your Moment results, consider these tips:

  • Your daytime readings are usually different from your nighttime averages—even if you feel relaxed.
  • The closer your RHR and HRV are to your nighttime averages, the more relaxed you are.
  • When your body relaxes and your RHR lowers, your HRV tends to increase.
  • If your RHR is elevated compared to your HRV, you may be experiencing stress.

RHR and HRV can vary according to the time of day. Take a Moment at the same time and place each day to draw more helpful correlations between sessions.