When you measure your blood pressure you need an accurate measurement. That avoids you getting medications you don’t need, suffering side effects and generally being stressed and worried!
The experts (National Institute for Clinical and Healthcare Excellence) recommend taking a diary of home blood pressure readings every morning and evening to get an accurate average measurement. We’ve written another post about how to do this here. So far so good.
But here’s the problem… I can usually find 10 minutes to relax in the evening to take a pair of blood pressure readings. But in the morning? Fat chance! If I try to squeeze the readings in and rush them they’ll be inaccurate… but if I don’t do them then the average measurement might not be right. Checkmate.
We’d love to hear how you get around this problem – please share. Do you manage to make time in the morning? If so, how?
Or do you do your morning readings at a different time?