A small digital
blood pressure machine attached to your belt and connected to a cuff around the
upper arm, will monitor your blood pressure continuously for 24 hours. The cuff
will inflate at pre-set intervals throughout the 24 hour period whether you are
awake or asleep; this provides useful information for patients with
hypertension, as it tracks abnormal BP changes linked with daily activities and
sleep patterns throughout the 24 hour monitoring period. The heart rate can
also be measured at the same time.