When doing the graphs for the quantified flu data visualizations it occurred to me that I accidentally did an interesting experiment this year by ‘quitting’ smoking twice (for 3 weeks in January and now for nearly a week). So I decided to make a quick heart rate plot analogous to the sickness symptom plots around the dates I stopped/started smoking.
And the effect is very neat! Just a few days after quitting my resting heart rate and nightly sleeping heart rate decreases for around 10 bpm. And of course the same effect holds vice versa, a few days after starting to smoke again my HR shoots up 10 bpm again.
Either way, for now I hope I’ll not add to that data collection any more.