The aim of the long-term blood pressure measurement is to determine the blood pressure values during a normal daily routine. Therefore, one should pay attention to the day of the measurement on a normal everyday life and do not plan any unusual sports or other activities.
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Just as wrong is also exaggerated "do nothing", even if this does not belong to the usual habits. During the measurements, the arm should be stretched out and kept still.
As a rule, your doctor will ask you to keep a journal on the day of the measurements so that you can later reconstruct what triggered certain values (and what not). The diary should also record extraordinary events, mood disorders, sleep duration and sleep quality.
author:Dr. med. Julia Hofmann