Will RESPeRATE help control anxiety associated with having your blood pressure taken?
Many people suffer from “white coat hypertension”. With this condition, blood pressure readings are higher than normal when measured in a doctor’s office as compared to those taken at home. Use of the RESPeRATE has been shown to lower blood pressure readings taken in both the home and the office setting. The RESPeRATE uses calming music to guide you through the breathing exercises that lower your blood pressure. For individuals who fear blood pressure measurement, even when taken at home, remembering the RESPeRATE melody during readings may help you overcome your fear and get a more accurate measurement.