Julie Tramonte

Julie Tramonte is a staff writer for the Verlo SNewzzz. She values a good night's sleep as much as good grammar.

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The Gift of Sleeping Alone - Even on Valentine's Day

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Feb 14, 2017 11:32:15 AM

EVERY FEBRUARY 14, romantic people of the world decide that life is meaningless if you aren't sharing a bed with someone. While I harbor no ill will towards all my friends who are happily paired off and enjoying blissful marriages or steady partnerships, it's not for everyone.

Specifically, the joys of spooning are wildly overrated.  

Partnering up almost always means sharing a bed with someone, but it turns out that this romantic practice can have some serious consequences for your health. Sleep studies have shown that sharing a bed can lead to more fragmented and less restful sleep than sleeping alone, and that in turn can actually make your relationships suffer. This should surprise exactly no one who has ever dealt with a snoring spouse or has been elbowed in the ribs by the tossing and turning of an (ex-) boyfriend.

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Best Mattress for Couples

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Feb 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Do you and your partner battle over the thermostat? Argue whether to watch a romantic comedy or an action movie? Struggle with the decision to eat Italian or Chinese?

If you’re like most couples, you’ve learned that compromise is the name of the game for a happy relationship. (That is, if you want to stay a couple.) Sometimes you get your way, other times you have to grin and bear with your partner getting his way. But, what happens when you can’t agree on something really important, like an investment that affects your productivity, health and mood on a daily basis?

Yes, I’m talking about your mattress.

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The Verlo Sleep Challenge - Week 4: Put On Your Big Girl Pants and Fight for Sleep

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Jan 25, 2017 1:50:15 PM

YEARS AGO, ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, had a life-changing experience that forever altered her relationship with sleep.

In her book The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, she writes of how, in her quest for success, she had deprived herself of sleep to the point that one day she actually blacked out and later woke up on the floor in a pool of blood (she had hit her face on her desk on the way down).

It was, quite literally, her proverbial wake-up call on the importance of sleep.

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Stop Treating Sleep Like a Dirty Little Secret

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Jan 17, 2017 5:25:28 PM

HOW MANY OF YOU have ever been woken up by a ringing phone, and when you answer and the caller asks if you were sleeping, you quickly clear your throat and respond, “no.”

Here’s another scenario: You’re out clubbing, and your friends want to migrate to another spot. Do you tell them you can’t join them because you’re meeting up with other people – only to secretly sneak home because you’re so tired?

Why are we embarrassed and reluctant to admit that we want and need sleep? Why do we have “sleep shame?”

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The Verlo Sleep Challenge – Week 2

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Jan 10, 2017 2:17:01 PM

FOR THOSE OF YOU who accepted the Verlo Sleep Challenge, this should be your second week of trying to get more sleep so that you can feel better, get healthier and supercharge your New Year’s resolutions.

Last week, we challenged you to go to bed 15 minutes earlier and increase that amount by five minutes each night so by now, many of you are going to bed 50 minutes earlier than your normal bedtime.

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Sleep and Weight Loss

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Jan 6, 2017 3:15:20 PM

THERE ARE ALMOST as many diets as calories in a doughnut. There’s the grapefruit diet, the cabbage diet, the Atkins diet, Nutrisystem , Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.…just to name a few.

But have you ever heard of the Sleep Diet? It doesn’t cost a thing, it requires no extra work or denial (in fact you should give in to it as often as you can!), and it is scientifically proven.

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Take Baby Steps to Sleep Like A Baby

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Jan 3, 2017 3:43:06 PM

Congratulations to all of you who have decided to take the Verlo Sleep Challenge! By sleeping more and better, you are giving yourself a fighting chance of accomplishing the top New Year’s resolutions, such as saving money, getting healthy, losing weight, exercising more and being more productive.

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Supercharge Your Resolutions With the Verlo Sleep Challenge

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Jan 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM

 

IT'S THE FIRST day of the new year, a fresh start to what we all hope will be a better year, and statics show that you’re in one of two camps: those who make New Year’s resolutions (45%) or those who don’t bother (38%).

For the optimistic half of the population that resolves to improve their lives in some way, only 8% actually wind up achieving their goals. With a 92% failure rate, clearly there’s room for improvement.

But how? What can you do to increase your chance of accomplishing the positive changes you've resolved to make?

The answer is so simple, it’s almost ridiculous: Sleep.

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Local Verlo Owner Explains the Verlo Value

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Dec 2, 2016 4:24:06 PM

MAYBE YOU NEVER thought buying a mattress was akin to buying a car, but Verlo Mattress franchise store owner Ray Westman can't help but see it as the same type of investment. 

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Wake Up Easier With A Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Nov 23, 2016 11:50:55 AM

HAVE YOU EVER noticed that it’s harder to wake up some mornings than others – even when you’ve gotten the same amount of sleep the night before? Why is that?

It could be because your alarm clock wakes you up at the same time each day, instead of during the best time in your sleep cycle for waking up.

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