I've posted my blood pressure stats for 2008, at the bottom of this post, so that these "now" very healthy blood pressure ranges can be compared against my unhealthy ranges for 2003. Why do this? Well.... these types of blood pressure ranges and patterns are not available anywhere else, and might be helpful to those who suffer from malignant, or difficult to treat High Blood Pressure. After all, I spent seven hours per day, over the past 10 years collecting these readings. No one else would but NUTS enough to do something like that! Plus..... I got the data, why not share it with others.
A cursory look shows the "normal" trend towards higher afternoon and evening blood pressure than the morning hours. Someone who only takes their blood pressure once in a while, and only in the morning is not getting a true picture of their blood pressure.
Hmmmm!? The blood pressure seems to jump at around the 13th hour (1pm), and then peaks at the 17th hour (5pm) and then starts dropping around the 20th hour (8pm). I take my Coreg at 6pm at night, so that might explain the lowering blood pressure trend around 8pm.
The kicking in of the Coreg, after 2-3 hours, and then the trailing off of the effects of the Coreg, several hours later, would certainly have an effect on Blood Pressure. It would be interesting to see someone's blood pressure trends who doesn't take any blood pressure/heart medication. Even so, normal blood pressure increases during the afternoon.
Another point: If I would have taken my blood pressure ONLY around 5pm (average 131/78), I would think that I suffered from high blood pressure, which in fact, is probably just normal, healthy blood pressure at that time.
Blood Pressure Statistics for
Hour (subtract 12 starting with the 13th hour for PM time.)