This week on the WHOOP podcast, CEO Will Ahmed is joined by WHOOP SVP of Data Science & Research, Emily Capodilupo to talk all things alcohol. As many WHOOP members already know, alcohol has a deleterious effect on the body, lowering HRV, RHR, and subsequently recovery scores, while also reducing sleep quality. But recent data shows just how much every incremental drink consumed affects your physiology. Emily shares more about why that is – and she also dives into WHOOP data published in Frontiers that found sleep and alcohol use were significantly different on the majority of US public holidays.
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3:06 – How recovery is captured
3:46 – The negative effects of alcohol on recovery
5:32 – Effects of every incremental drink on recovery
7:48 – Effects on men vs. women
10:14 – WHOOP member trends tracking alcohol
11:44 – Holiday drinking
14:54 – Alcohol consumption relative to bedtime – and why it matters
17:53 – Drinking hacks to optimize recovery
21:17 – The importance of water before bedtime
Read more about the data here