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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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Working Out and Sleeping Well in Winter

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 21, 2019 11:03:00 AM

It is dreary, windy, snowy, and bitter cold outdoors most of the fall and winter months for Americans. One of the quickest times of year to gain weight is through the holiday months from Halloween to New Years. Winter is also a challenging time to fit in a workout when you want to cuddle up with a good book by the fire at home. With less daylight and more comfort foods in the cupboards, spending time at the gym is the last place you want to be. But did you know without exercise your sleep can greatly affect your health?

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Topics: winter, exercise

Parasomnia Events: The Rarely-Talked About Sleep Disorders

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 14, 2019 4:05:00 PM

It is the other sleeping disorders people are either too embarrassed or too confused to talk about with others. But they have become problems that plague many Americans each day creating an unhealthy environment in the bedroom when trying to sleep the recommended 7 to 9 hours every night.

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Topics: parasomnia, hallucenations, sleep habits, sleep walking, cognitive sleep issues

Health Problems That Stem From Sleepless Nights

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 11, 2019 2:05:00 PM

Anxiety, depression, and exhaustion are logical reasons behind lack of sleep and restless nights. The more uncommon explanations come from other ailments plaguing the normal daily functionalities of the human body.

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Topics: health, fibromyalgia, dental

The New Trend of Binge-Sleeping

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 10, 2019 8:20:00 PM

We have all experienced Netflix asking, “Are you Still Watching?” It pops up more frequently for some while watching a show in constant succession. Binge-watching shows is the new trend in television. Instead of waiting 8 months and watching commercials, you can binge-watch an entire season overnight.

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene

Camping In Winter

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 8, 2019 4:04:00 PM

Camping enthusiasts that live in climates with drastic temperature changes do not want a limited time to explore the outdoors. But in order to stay safe while camping in the frigid tundra, especially snowy or icy covered regions, requires smart planning and research.

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Topics: camping, sleep apnea, winter

Sleeping Well In Winter

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 7, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Sleeping well may seem easy in the winter months during gloomy weather and grey skies; but winter can be the hardest time to catch enough zzzz’s. Post-holiday, winter blues can set in, disrupting sleep and creating a long-lasting cabin fever.

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Topics: holidays, exercise, sleep training, winter

Surviving the January SLUMP

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 4, 2019 2:55:00 PM

The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone, Santa is back at the North Pole, but the weather is still frightful. Though the Christmas lights may stay up a few more weeks until a break between snowfalls and frigid temperatures, the mood changes after the holidays.

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Topics: holidays, new year's resolution, slump

Sleep Texting: The Latest Phone Issue for Teens and Parents

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Dec 26, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The idea of being unconscious and not remembering past actions can be a scary thing. For decades, medical professionals have studied the act of sleepwalking and treatment options. As the world becomes more connected everyday, issues have shifted effecting a full night’s sleep. Sleeping next to or with a cell phone is not out of the norm. Because of this normality, sleep texting is on the rise.

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Topics: sleep walking, sleep hygiene

Holiday Stress: Don't Just Manage; Find a Way to Enjoy

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 22, 2018 11:25:00 AM


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Topics: stress, holiday, Family, losing sleep

Surviving Daylight Savings

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 6, 2018 2:57:56 AM


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Topics: daylight savings, insomnia

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