Julie Tramonte

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

Recent Posts

Millennial Co-Worker Learns Important Lesson at Verlo

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Mar 16, 2017 10:40:12 AM

THIS IS A TRUE story about a young man’s recent discovery that a mattress truly does make a difference in sleep quality.

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Topics: Sleep Health

Basketball and Sleep: The Dream Team

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Mar 14, 2017 2:45:43 PM

IF YOU'RE A COLLEGE basketball fan, today is the day you’ve been waiting for – the first day of March Madness!

With all the excitement for the 2017 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, sleep may be the last thing on your mind. But, hopefully, the basketball players and coaches are giving sleep the priority it deserves since it can mean the difference between a winning a bracket or falling off and having to wait until next year.

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Topics: Sleep Health

Sleep Tips for Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Mar 9, 2017 2:36:29 PM

THIS SUNDAY, March 12th, we will turn our clocks ahead one hour. And nothing signifies the end of a long, cold and dark winter like the springtime ritual of adjusting our clocks for daylight saving time. For those of us who live in the north, the change of time is a welcome turning point, a signal that our days will become lighter, our moods brighter and our lives more active.

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Topics: Environment

Pillow Talk with...Tiffany Ogle

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Mar 8, 2017 2:30:48 PM

While The Morning Blend on Today's TMJ4 was filming a segment at Verlo's Wauwatosa store, we asked talk show host Tiffany Ogle to answer some questions about her personal sleep habits. 


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Topics: Pillow Talk

Verlo Discusses Sleep on The Morning Blend

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Mar 6, 2017 4:50:42 PM

 IN HONOR OF World Sleep Day, which is being celebrated on March 17th, Verlo Mattress invited The Morning Blend TV show to our Wauwatosa store to discuss the importance of sleep and how Verlo can help people to get their best night of sleep.

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Time For Verlo's Mismatch Mattress Sale!

Posted by Julie Tramonte on Mar 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

IMAGINE TWO MATTRESSES side by side. One is a Verlo mismatch mattress, and the other is a regular Verlo mattress. Both are incredibly comfortable and supportive. Wondering what the difference is?

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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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