Sleep quality assessment

My sleep assessment results just came back, turns out that I’m not getting the REMS that I really need.  I went into the sleep facility and slept with censors on every night for a week.  They had a number of graphs that calculated how many hours of deep sleep I received, how many times I woke up, and at what stage of the sleep cycle I woke up in.  While there I was sleeping on a Saatva luxury firm mattress, which I really liked.  At home I don’t have a very high quality mattress, but even with this improved sleeping experience, I didn’t get a great night’s sleep.

I spoke with a physican, who had a number of sleep recommendations.  He said that I should try sleeping on my side or my back, rather than my stomach.  This is uncomfortable for me currently, but I guess it will pay big dividends in the long run.  He also mentioned that I should put a pillow between my legs to keep my posture aligned.  Finally, he said that I should invest in a quality mattress.  The reviews of the Saatva mattress are very good, so I’m going to check my bank account to see if it’s time to make the investment.

The matter of the issue is that getting a better mattress and pillow, and thus a better night’s sleep, will surely make me feel much better in the long run.  I just hope that I will get the good night’s sleep soon!  I’ve been lagging a at work, drinking more coffee to stay alert, and tossing and turning all night.  It hasn’t been a pleasant situation, but if I can make some small changes to improve the situation, I would definitely be happy to make them.

The best recommendation I’ve seen is from this Saatva mattress review video.  They go through every point about the manufacturing, and even things like the customer service.  They do say a few bad things about the mattress, but overall the review is very positive, and has convinced me that I should get one.  Here I come sleep, very excited!

sleep assessment

Texas Pharmacy Technician Certification

ptcb-test-prepThe state of Texas regulates pharmacy technicians and requires them to meet the relevant criteria as set by the state. One important prerequisite of registering as a pharmacy technician is to take the PTCB Practice Test after completing a training program from a state approved training institute. To register as a pharmacy technician in Texas, you are required to do the following.

  • Have a PTCB certificate (you will get this after clearing the PTCB exam).
  • Be a high school graduate or have equivalent education.
  • Undergo a criminal background investigation and submit your fingerprints.
  • Complete and submit an application form to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy as a request to register yourself as a pharmacy technician.
  • Send the application fee with the application. This fee is nonrefundable.

After the submission of your documents, you will be issued a license once the state board approves your case. The license has to be renewed after every two years.

Training is an important part of the job. You will receive training from the pharmacist in charge, who will keep a proper record of your training progress. You can also take a PTCB Practice Test to help you get prepared.

With the American economy experiencing a down-turn, it makes sense for you to embark on a career path to advancing opportunity. With the population growing older, the need for health care professionals – and pharmacy technicians specifically – will continue to grow. For a nominal cost, you can insure your family’s future, in spite of our worsening economy!

Remember – Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. That means you may have excellent job opportunities open to you upon completion of your training.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Technicians who pass the (ExCPT) Pharmacy Exam are granted the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Our program was established by the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) which is now a part of NHA.

Some of the pharmacy technician ptcb training institutes that offer state approved training courses in Texas are listed below.

  • Milan Institute
  • Everest College
  • Sanford-Brown College
  • Virginia College
  • Brown Mackie College
  • Penn Foster Schools
  • Fortis Institute
  • Ashworth College