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Community Results: What types of things influence how we feel day-to-day?

September 28, 2022
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We’ve been asking our members how they feel every day since June, in what was previously called the Daily Mood Survey. We’ve since renamed this offer to the Daily Check-In, and we’re excited to share an update on our findings. 

Screenshot of the daily check-in offer in the Evidation app

In our last community results post, we talked about the connection between how you feel and your activity levels. Since that last post, the percentage of responses for feeling “Good” has gone up—from 57% to 61%. See average results for July and August below:

  • Good: 61%
  • Okay: 33%
  • Bad: 5%

With over 7.7 million responses to-date, today we’ll take a deeper dive to see how things like day of the week, time of day, sleep, and exercise relate to how our members feel day-to-day. 

Day of Week & Time of Day

The last community results post showed that when it comes to how members feel, the "best" days were Saturday and Sunday and the "worst" days were Monday and Thursday. 

What has continued to ring true is that people are generally in good spirits on the weekends—Saturday and Sunday remained the "best" days for responses in July and August.

However, alongside Monday (no shock there), Wednesday replaced Thursday as one of the two “worst” days in terms of how people felt.  

But what about time of day? We found that the hours of the day when people respond most optimistically are mornings and early afternoons, specifically:

  • 9AM-10AM
  • 12PM-1PM 

For the time periods above, Good = 62%.

We can compare this to the least optimistic hours, which are 12AM-4AM (Good = 55%).

Amount of Sleep

For members who track their sleep, we took a look at how the amount they sleep in a given night affects how they feel the next day. 

We found that when members slept at least 7 hours the night before, they were more likely to respond that they felt good the next day (56% vs. 52%). 

This indicates that people feel better when they get an adequate amount of sleep.

bar graph showing the number of hours slept and the responses for how members felt: good, okay, or bad

For example, if Evidation Member "Sally" sleeps less than 7 hours on August 1, and more than 7 hours on August 2 she is more likely to respond that she feels good on August 3, which is the day after she slept more than 7 hours. 

If we combine "Sally's" data with data from all of our members, we find that members are about 7% more likely to feel good on days they slept for more than 7 hours.


For members who’ve connected their workout data to Evidation, we wanted to see if working out affected how they felt in the 24 hours post-workout. 

We found that members who worked out in the 24 hours prior to their response were more likely to respond that they felt good (65% vs. 59%). 

bar graph showing how members felt on days they worked out and days they did not

Additionally, this finding lines up with a survey we shared in August asking our members if they felt better when they were more active. Out of 40,000 responses, 91% of members responded "yes".

Want to receive personalized insights for how things like sleep, exercise, and more affect how you feel? Connect an activity app or wearable to your Evidation account, and be sure to answer the Daily Check-In offer (found on the app home screen) as regularly as possible. 

Better yet, you’ll receive more points to reach your 10k point goal!

The Daily Check-In offer is only available in the app at this time. If you typically log in on the web, be sure to download the app.

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