Blood Pressure pattern

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There is a regular pattern of blood pressure. Usually, blood pressure is lower at night when you’re sleeping. A couple of hours before you wake up, your blood pressure begins to increase. During the day, the blood pressure begins to climb, normally peaking in the middle of the afternoon. Then the blood pressure starts dropping again in the late afternoon and evening.

That can mean you have a health condition if you have an elevated blood pressure pattern, such as high blood pressure during the night or early in the morning.

Consultation with a healthcare provider will inform you if treatment could be required for an irregular everyday blood pressure pattern. It may be suggested for 24- hour blood pressure monitoring test. The system used for this test monitors your blood pressure over a 24-hour cycle at daily intervals which gives a more detailed representation of increases in blood pressure over a normal day and night.