Going out for a few drinks at the weekend? Here’s what you should know about alcohol and your temperature.
How alcohol affects your temperature
When it comes to Natural Cycles your temperature is the main indicator the algorithm takes into account to calculate your result. Alcohol can cause your temperature to rise, which could end up skewing your data. If your temperature is fluctuating, the algorithm will detect it, and it can result in more red days. And we don’t want that now do we?
When it’s time to tap ‘Deviating temp.’
That’s why it’s good to know when it’s time to skip measuring or tap ‘Deviating temp.’. If you’ve slept poorly or got up during the night many times, you should skip measuring. Also If you have hangover symptoms after drinking alcohol like: feeling sick, a headache or feeling groggy the next day, best leave it be.
Situations when you can still measure, despite the wine.
If you had a glass of wine or two over dinner, you probably won’t feel it the next day (depending on how often you drink etc.) So you can log your temperature as ‘Normal’, if you don’t have any signs of a hangover.
Here at Natural Cycles, we’re no party poopers, everyone has a glass of wine or more every now and then – especially at the weekend. Just remember to ‘Skip today’ or tap ‘Deviating temp.’ on these days 😉
Your Natural Cycles Team