How To Monitor Blood Pressure

Your numbers often change. Did you know that blood pressure in the morning can be significantly different than at night, or when you visit a doctor’s office? By using an OMRON Blood Pressure Monitor at home you’ll be able to detect all the changes to your blood pressure any time you want. The accuracy of all OMRON blood pressure monitors—both upper arm and wrist models—is validated by three major global organizations that develop testing protocols.

Find the right cuff

Cuff size is also very important in ensuring an accurate reading every time you monitor.

Before you purchase a home blood pressure monitor, it’s important to determine if you need a standard or large size cuff. To determine your arm size, use a cloth measuring tape and measure the circumference of your left upper arm midway between your elbow and shoulder.

  • Standard Adult Cuff – fits arm sizes 9.0 to 13.0 inches
  • Large Adult Cuff – fits arm sizes 13.0 to 17.0 inches
  • ComFit Cuff – fits both standard and large size arms 9.0 to 17.0 inches
  • Wide-Range Adult Cuff – fits both standard and large size arms 9.0 to 17.0 inches

Monitoring at home

It’s easy. To ensure an accurate reading, follow these tips before you get started.

Do not measure within 30 minutes of:
Exercising, Eating, Smoking, Drinking Alcohol or Bathing.

Sit quietly for about 5 minutes with both feet flat on the floor.

By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to accurately detect and track the changes in your blood pressure to know exactly where you stand.

Watch these helpful videos to see how easy it is to monitor your blood pressure at home.

Video transcript 2

Visual: OMRON logo appears

Visual: Small zippered accessory case on table with person’s hand zipping it closed.

Woman’s Voice: Store your OMRON blood pressure monitor with ease. Here’s a quick tutorial to show you the best way to pack your device into its compatible carrying case.

Visual: Title of video appears, “Storing Your Blood Pressure Monitor: A Quick Tutorial”

Visual: Person is standing behind a table containing a blood pressure monitor, cuff and small carrying case.

Woman’s Voice: First, start on a flat surface with your monitor, cuff and carrying case. Place your tightly folded blood pressure cuff, horizontally, into the bottom of the carrying case.

Visual: Person picks up blood pressure cuff and places it into the bottom of the small carrying case.

Woman’s Voice: Now, position your blood pressure unit horizontally into the carrying case, on top of the cuff.

Visual: Person then places the blood pressure monitor into the carrying case, on top of the cuff.

Woman’s Voice: Press down a bit to make sure it’s pack tightly. Close the cover of the case, pressing down firmly, and zip it up!

Visual: Person closes the cover of the small carrying case with hand to push down on the contents inside and uses zipper to close the carrying case.

Woman’s Voice: You’re ready to go!

Visual: Carrying case is shown on the table zipped closed with blood pressure monitor and cuff inside.

Woman’s Voice: To learn more about OMRON blood pressure monitors and cuffs, go to

Visual: Text appears, “To learn more, visit”

Visual: Fade to black background.

Small changes, huge rewards

Managing your blood pressure doesn’t have to take a lot of work. In fact, small improvements can significantly boost your health. Make these changes, and you’ll feel better that you did.

  • EXERCISE Be active. It’s the best way to a better heart.
  • DIET Eat right. Low-fat, low-sodium substitutes are the best medicine.
  • HABITS Kick the habits. Minimize your alcohol and cigarette intake.
  • STRESS Stifle the stress. Relax by doing things you enjoy.
  • PHYSICIAN Your doctor can help you create a healthy plan of action to follow.

Want to learn more?
Download the Blood Pressure 101 Brochure.