There are many reasons you might need to regularly monitor your blood pressure. Don’t worry, there’s a simple way to do it! A wrist blood pressure monitor is a good option if you can’t use a regular cuff or if you want a monitor that’s portable and convenient. However, these monitors take your blood pressure in a different place, meaning you must be particular about how you take your reading for accuracy. Place the cuff correctly on your wrist for the most accurate reading, arrange your arm so it’s even with your heart, then turn the monitor on to take a reading.
Situating Yourself and the Cuff
Sit still for 5 minutes in a comfortable position. Before starting the reading, take a short resting period. Sit in a comfortable chair that supports your back. Place your feet flat on the floor
Move any fabric away from your wrist. It’s best to take a reading on bare skin. Pull up long sleeves. Take off jackets or sweaters if you can’t move the sleeve up enough to take a reading