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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Stefanie Leiter

Stefanie Leiter is a May 2016 graduate of Purdue University earning a 4.0 GPA in the master's of science communication program. She is a graduate of Anderson University (Indiana) with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications with a specialization in public relations. Stefanie serves as assistant professor of public relations at Anderson University. Stefanie is the faculty advisor for Fifth Street Communications, a student-run pr agency; AU's PRSSA faculty advisor; and serves on the United Way of Madison County board of directors. She also earned a graduate certificate in strategic communication from Purdue University in 2015 and starts her Ph.D. in Communications from Regent University in 2018. Stefanie is married to her best friend, Dave, and their two adorable, young children.
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Need a Kickstart Today?  Here is Your Morning Motivation...

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Aug 16, 2019 7:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: exercise, food, motivation, morning

Is It Time for a Sleep Divorce?

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Aug 15, 2019 1:34:00 PM

 

The clock shows 4 a.m. You are ride awake trying to count sheep and count down the hours until the alarm goes off. Nothing is on your mind, but your bedroom feng shui is completely off the rails. But the problem is not the temperature of the room or a thunderstorm keeping you awake: the problem is the person sleeping soundly next to you.

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Topics: sleep schedules, marriage, divorce

Family Sleeping: Surviving All the Individual Sleep Needs

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Aug 9, 2019 8:43:37 AM

The hardest part about being a family is that everyone is their own unique person. It is exactly how we were designed, but it doesn’t mean it is easy when everyone's at different life stages affecting their sleep cycles.

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Topics: teens, Family, sleep habits, babies, toddlers

Sleeping Outside in the Summertime

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Aug 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In the summer months, getting outdoors is a must. Hiking, camping, fishing, walking, swimming, and gardening are a few of the opportunities the longer summer days afford.

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Topics: Sleep, Family, sleep habits, summer, camping

Avoiding Those Distractions at Bedtime

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 31, 2019 1:10:00 PM

We all are distracted during the day with responsibilities and activities, but when it is time to lay your head down, quality counts after a long day. It is not all about the number of minutes you are laying in bed. Several factors qualify as quality sleep.

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Topics: bedtime, bedtime resistance, distractions

Soaking Up the Sun

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 23, 2019 8:54:59 AM

Summer months are meant to be spent on the lake, hiking, or enjoying a walk. But, that doesn’t mean that everyone is outside enjoying the sunshine.

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Topics: seasonal affective disorder, exercise, summer, light therapy

Hot and Sleepless Summer Nights

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 17, 2019 6:09:56 AM

When you take so much effort to have the right sheets, comforters, and pajamas at night, the last thing you want is a sweaty mess as you lay your head down to sleep. Summer heat in Alaska is normally not an issue; however, temperatures have raised to record levels of heat this month.

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Topics: losing sleep, summer

Keeping Up Your Family's Sleep Schedule in Summer

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 5, 2019 8:35:00 AM

When a beat is dropped in a song, everything is off: the drummer, lead singer, and the bassist. Same with kids.

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Topics: Family, routine, summer

Sleeping Well On Vacation

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 3, 2019 2:00:00 PM

In 2017, more than $2.8 billion dollars a day was spent on travel: $32,800 a second. U.S. residents for the year took 1.8 billion trips. It is guaranteed that when summer traveling, you will support one of the 15.2 million American jobs that support the tourism industry.

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Topics: travel, losing sleep, summer

Night Owls to Early Birds

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 19, 2019 11:09:00 AM

Early to bed early to rise or night owl: which camp do you reside in? Each could have potential negative and positive effects on your body depending on your own sleep cycle. Today we will look at the positives and negatives of the night owl along with ways to convert over to an early bird.

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Topics: insomnia, circadian rhythm, delayed sleep phase

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