Originally Posted by sherbear24
My doctor wants me to take my blood pressure every Monday morning. So, I was wondering when in the morning is it best to take it? My typical mornings are... eat a light breakfast, workout for an hour, shower, and then begin my day. Is first thing out of bed too soon? And how soon after a workout should I wait to take it?
What do you want to learn about your blood pressure? If you are interested in tracking your blood pressure at home, you might want to take it several times during the day.
If you are only interested in supplying your doctor with one reading per week, as requested, then if you take it upon getting out of bed, tell your doctor that all monday morning readings are upon rising. From what I have read, the blood pressure is at it's highest when first getting up.