April 19

What you should know about “drockling”

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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 7-8 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.


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