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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 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

Journaling for Better Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 19, 2020 8:05:00 AM

Talking with your primary care physician or a sleep specialist about your difficulties with sleep is critical to getting a sleep study performed to find out just what is going wrong.  And more than likely your physician will ask you to keep a sleep diary for at least two weeks so he can figure out why you may be having trouble sleeping.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, journal, managing stress

Maternity Sleep Care

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 19, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Some women can develop more severe sleep disorders while pregnant, or their pregnancy can make existing symptoms even worse. If your insomnia persists or seems to be getting worse, or if your sleep deprivation is due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), then the first step is to schedule a sleep study.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, pregnancy, getting better sleep

Create a Schedule for Rest

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 7, 2020 10:28:00 AM

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Topics: relax, sleep hygiene, wellness

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