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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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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

Sleep Sickness and International Travel

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 18, 2019 9:15:00 AM

International travel has never been more popular. College campuses offer cultural and service-oriented trips to experience the world outside the classroom. Church groups travel overseas to help with the sick or dying in remote villages and work projects for clean water. Families travel abroad for educational purposes or child adoptions.

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Topics: travel, sickness

Mattress Mayhem: Purchasing the Bed of Your Dreams

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 6, 2019 7:03:00 AM

Toss and Turn to a New Mattress

When you are tossing and turning at night, what pops into your mind as the reason? A lot of times, we are riddled with to-do lists when we put our head to the pillow. Some may have a partner who snores keeping you up at all hours. Others may struggle with kids climbing into bed after a nightmare.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, Sleep, relax, environment, get better sleep, sleeping

Proper Exercise for Proper Wellness

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 31, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Within a 24-hour day, it is hard to fit everything in: the commute, work, meals, family time, volunteering, activities for your kids. It all compiles into a quick 24 hours. But two of the most critical components to a healthy lifestyle are probably missing during the busiest of schedules: sleep and exercise.

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Topics: exercise

WAKE UP!!  There has to be an easier way.

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Five more minutes. We normally think about this phrase from a teenager with little sleep avoiding a day of school and a trip on the bus with all their other tired peers. But we all want five more minutes to sleep in. My snooze sees multiple swipes on the phone for five more minutes of sleep.

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Topics: waking up, sleep debt

If Momma Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Mother’s Day rolls around once a year to appreciate mom. This year Mother's Day is May 12th.  THAT IS THIS SUNDAY!!  Don't forget Mom! Though the appreciation should come all year, dads and kids are searching for the perfect gift every May to celebrate mom. There are lots of choices including chocolates and jewelry that mom might like, but I can share as a mom of two elementary-aged children, the gift we want is sleep and relaxation.

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Topics: losing sleep, moms

Can't Turn Your Brain Off at Night? We Can Help!!

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 5, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Outside the normal snoring or heartburn, sometimes sleeping through the night can be a challenge. If you are experiencing an unusual high amount of stress, journaling can be the answer to start piecing together with your doctor before taking the next step with a sleep study.

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Topics: stress, sleep hygiene, cognitive sleep issues

To Pillow...or Not To Pillow?  That is the question.

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 4, 2019 6:22:00 AM

There are many options that go into the perfect night sleep especially when you need to reevaluate restless nights. The mattress is one of the staples to a restful sleep, but for many who still toss and turn, a new pillow could be the inexpensive change needed in the bedroom. Considering each year you lay your head on your pillow 3,000 hours, it is important to get it right. Today we will look at different pillow options along with pillowcases to try.

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Topics: bedroom

Sleeping Surfaces

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Apr 26, 2019 7:00:00 PM

Depending on your background and culture, bedrooms are equipped with differing items for a healthy night sleep. In modern society, the use of a mattress, box springs, and traditional bed frame are commonplace.

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Topics: sleep habits, bedroom, mattresses

Maternity Sleep Care

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Apr 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A lot of energy goes into making Mommy stay safe while pregnant. Monthly appointments, blood work, and ultrasounds are no strangers to the process.

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Topics: pregnancy, OSA

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