Can this monitor be fitted whilst you sleep and check blood pressure constantly overnight automatically?
- Asked by James B from Concord
Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
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1 Answer from the Community
Very Unlikely ! I'm a physician, and the way a BP cuff works, it must blow itself up to increase the pressure around your arm to the point that it cuts off the blood supply to your arm temporarily. Then it slowly lowers its pressure to detect when the pulse is first felt, and then when last felt. This gives you the two numbers for the blood pressure.
To "continuously" measure your pressure overnight, it would have to somehow be set to go off frequently during the night, which it may not be able to do, AND, more importantly, it would likely wake you up every time it took the BP, because that much pressure is a LOT to try to sleep through ! !
- Answered by David B from Lawrence