I work shift work with different start and finish times everyday for 7 week cycles.
Sometimes I'm day shift, late shift or night shift.
I read in the accompanying HRV manual by Joel on page 11 talks about setting an HRV reading based on a time when you are recovered (but adjusting over time)
So my question is:
If I work shift work is my baseline number 'correct',
even 'over time'?
The reason I ask is because my HRV readings are generally high most of the time 85-90+ and I do very little in the way of aerobic training - Joel also makes mention of high parasympathetic activity being associated with an overtrained state on page 56
Part of me thinks that although I have a high HRV reading this perhaps reflect my body always (or for the most part) being in a parasympathetic state and trying to recover being constantly screwed up from the altered sleep cycles and sleep deprivation.
Thoughts are most welcome! Thank you :-)