Do you hit the “snooze” button in the morning after your alarm goes off?
There’s a word for that.
It’s called drockling… and instead of giving you a few extra minutes of sleep to help you feel more rested, it actually can make you feel groggier!
This month we’re talking a lot about starting the day off right and drockling is NOT a part of the plan.
Here’s why: that extra 5-10 minutes of dozing you get between alarms isn’t enough time to give you a complete sleep cycle, and disrupting it in the middle can leave you feeling foggy, cranky, and even more tired.
And according to the National Sleep Foundation, that grogginess can last up to 90 minutes!
Not the best way to start your day.
Instead: if you find yourself getting into the “drockling habit” … ask yourself WHY.
- Are you going to bed too late to get a full night of sleep?
- Is something interrupting your sleep?
- What can you do to make sure you get 7-9 hours of sleep at night?
- Or maybe it’s time to do a little goal setting so you’re more inspired and excited to get up and tackle the day!
This will go a long way toward having less stressful and more productive mornings – which can set the tone for a really great day.
How are you doing with your health and fitness goals? Are you on-track? If you’re like most people, you’re not where you want to be right now! Come join me for a live program discussion where we can talk about your goals and what might be holding you back.
What keeps you up late at night? Maybe too much phone usage? I am guilty of that sometimes. If you are interested in some tips to get better sleep, let us know in the comments below. 😉