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Did you know that your heart rate drops while you sleep? According to medical doctor Kathryn Boling, it is common for heart rates to drop below 60 bpm. Some people even have heart rates in the 40s while sleeping. It is because metabolism slows and the nervous system, which slows your heart and relaxes you, is more active.
Based on the latest heart disease and stroke statistics by the American Heart Association Research, about 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, making it 1 death every 38 seconds on an average. It is also said that heart diseases take more lives each year than all forms of cancer and respiratory diseases combined. This alarming number makes people care more about their heart condition, making many heart rate apps more in demand. Be it on their phones or smartwatches, people want to find out what the best heart rate monitor app is. But with the huge amount of apps available for people, experts warned about the accuracy of these heart rate apps. Researchers say that non-contact heart rate apps performed less well than the contact apps. They say that the difference in performance between the contact apps is down to the program the app uses to calculate heart rate.