Monitoring your Blood Pressure at home

Keys to Successful Monitoring.

Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day.

We recommend that you are consistent in your daily measurement routine:

Daily measurement routine

  • Use the correct cuff size to get an accurate reading.
  • Use fresh alkaline batteries.
  • Measure at the same time every day.
  • Preferably no smoking or caffeine in the hour prior to  the test.
  • Sit in the same chair/position.
  • Do not cross legs and keep your feet flat on the floor.
  • Relax for 5 minutes before measurement.
  • Arm should be at heart level; rest the arm on a table during the procedure.
  • Sit still during measurement – no talking, eating or sudden movements.
  • Record your measurement in a logbook.