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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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Sleeping in the Heat

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Alaskans love the summer and the midnight sun, but summers also come with their own set of challenges – the heat. Here are a few tips to help you sleep through the warm nights comfortably.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, Sleep Tips, summer, hot

Childhood Obesity and Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 19, 2020 11:15:00 AM

One of the greatest problems in generating awareness for sleep apnea is that all too often people have a preconceived notion of what a typical sleep apnea patient looks like. When most people think about a patient suffering from sleep apnea, an image of a middle-aged overweight male comes to mind.

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Topics: sleep and children, Pediatrics, OSA in children

Getting Back 2 Work After Quarantine

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 18, 2020 8:49:00 AM

After being home for three plus months, it was hard enough getting into a routine at home. But what happens when it is time to start transitioning back to work during Covid-19? 

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Topics: anxiety, work stress, covid-19

Sleeping Surfaces

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM

Beauty Sleep might sound like a myth that's being peddled on a late-night infomercial, but eight hours of sleep really can help you look and feel your best. Why? It comes down to what happens in your body when you drift off.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep hygiene, bedroom, sleep health

Colic and Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM

As new or repeat parents, you already are taking a lot on with a new life: feeding, sleeping, pooping, and napping are the essentials. But a lot of times, parents believe if they are unable to achieve perfection they have failed their children.

It is important to remember that no parent is perfect and every newborn has different needs. Colic doesn’t have a prescribed newborn: it can be a formula-fed or breastfed baby, a boy or girl, and preterm or full-term baby. Without a clear diagnosis, a few theories on causes for colic include:

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Topics: baby, colic, getting better sleep

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