Reliably achieving peak performance requires balancing the strain of the prior day with sufficient recovery to be ready for the next day. Surgery has a long standing tradition long hours of hard work often at the expense of adequate sleep. Decreased sleep and recovery has physiologic consequences which can be measured using biometric data. The goal of this study is to quantify surgeon performance and biometric data to understand how modifiable behaviors including mindfulness training and diet can maximize recovery and performance. The goal of this study is to quantify the impact if modifiable daily behaviors including sleep, nutrition, in order to understand the factors that contribute to high level performance, burnout, and physician wellbeing in surgical trainees and attendings.
Impact of Circadian Alignment, Autonomic Control, and Physiologic Feedback on Measures of Resilience: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
Informed consent will be obtained prior to participation in the research study. A member of the research team will provide the participant with the consent form and allow them adequate time to read and ask questions prior to giving consent. If consent is not obtained, the participant will not be allowed to participate in the research study.
Participants will be asked to wear a biometric sensor for six months. The biometric sensor (The WHOOP strap) collects heart rate, heart rate variability, activity, and sleep metrics. Half of the participants will complete coaching to improve resilience with Arena Strive and half will be a control group instructed that sleep is important. In the latter 3 months of the study, the control group will have the opportunity to wear a continuous glucose monitor. At the completion of the study period all participants will have access to Arena strive coaching.
Other data gathered will be in the form of surveys and comments from subjects on wellness, burnout, modifiable activities including sleep, nutrition, glucose levels using continuous glucose monitoring, exercise and mindfulness.