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Press Releases

These 3 Common Sleep Aids Actually Do More Harm Than Good!

If you dread going to bed at night because you know you’ll spend more time tossing and turning than actually sleeping, you are not alone. 

“Many people turn to common sleep aids to try to get to sleep, but according to Lauri Leadley, sleep expert, and President of Valley Sleep Center,  “The common sleep aids that most of us turn to can be actually be doing us more harm than good!” 

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Observing Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT – Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach Since 1949, the United States has been observing Mental Health Awareness Month or Mental Health Month in the month of May which was started by the Mental Health America organization. Back then the...

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The Optimal Amount of Time to Nap

Have you ever stopped working for a few minutes to take a nap, and woke up alert, refreshed, and ready to finish a project? Or, have you ever tried to nap to reenergize and woke up groggy and even sleepier than when you fell asleep? The answer to why you may have...

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Can You Die of Sleep Deprivation?

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT- Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach I know what it’s like to not be able to sleep. It wears down your body and your mind. You can feel so exhausted that you may feel like a walking zombie. Many people ask me, “Can I die from sleep...

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How Does Jet Lag Affect Sleep?

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT- Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach Anyone who regularly travels across time zones has experienced jet lag. Moving between different time-zones can disrupt your internal clock or your circadian rhythms which in turn impacts your...

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Media Appearances


June 20, 2016 – Is It Better to Sleep Twice a Day or Just One (Fox 10 Phoenix)

February 18, 2016: – Sleeping on the Job? Some Employers want you to.   (3TV Phoenix)


November 6, 2015 – Valley Sleep Center ABC 15 Commercial

November 5, 2015 – Sleep and Lack of It (Newsladies.net) (Teaser)

November 2, 2015 – Holidays Can Run You Down, Ruin Your Sleep (AZ Central.com)

October 5, 2015 – Most Everyone Experiences Insomnia at Times (AZ Central.com)

September 2, 2015 – Say No to These 3 Things for a Better Night’s Sleep(AZ Central.com)

July 22, 2015 – How to Get a Better Night’s Rest (Rachael Ray)

June 29, 2015 – How to Stay Cool and Sleep Better During the Summer(AZ Central.com)

June 5, 2015 – 5 Sleep Myths You Can Consider Busted (AZ Central.com)

April 24, 2015 – Short Naps Can Improve Performance (The Arizona Republic)

2014 and earlier

April 9, 2014 – Sleep Tips to Combat the Heat (92.3 KTAR FM)

Dec 2, 2013 – Health Experts Warn of “Email Apnea” on Cyber Monday (CBS 5)

Nov 24, 2013 – ASU Spirit of Enterprise Winners Honored (Phoenix Business Journal)

Nov 21, 2013 – Overweight Truckers Should be Screened for Sleep Apnea (92.3 KTAR FM)

Aug 30, 2012 – Use Your 5 Senses to Get a Better Night’s Sleep (ABC 15 Phoenix)

Feb 16, 2012 – Introducing Our Top 25 Women in Business (Phoenix Business Journal


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