Is it best in the morning or evening and why is this so?
Many factors will influence your blood pressure such as physical activity, anxiety or the time of day you take the reading.
There is no real best time to take a blood pressure reading but for an accurate picture of your blood pressure it is best measured at the same time each day.
Blood pressure is typically low in the morning and increases from afternoon to evening. It is lower in the summer and higher in the winter.
When you take a reading make sure you are relaxed and sitting comfortably. You should be at a comfortable temperature, no bathing, drinking alcohol or caffeine, smoking, exercising or eating for 30 minutes before a reading.
You have gotten some great answers here.
If at all possible I would do it twice a day.
Once in the morning right after going to the bathroom. You wasn't to catch your resting BP.
I would do it next when you are at your stress time.
You want to see if your BP is related to stress or is it elevated even when getting up in the morning.
You don't need to do this close monitoring for more than a week.
It would also be good if you took your pulse at the same time.
This will give your doctor the big picture.
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