As the lockdown started, people needed to spend most of their time at home, but it changed some of our everyday habits like getting up early.

A person might feel drowsy when he or she is groggy. Not sleeping for almost 8 hours or unable to sleep are some reasons a person may experience grogginess. Sleep inertia is the other term for grogginess, according to Dr. Natasha Bijlani, a psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Roehampton.

A neuroscience and psychology professor, Matthew Walker, illustrates a human brain as an old car that needs to warm up after starting it, just like a person’s brain after waking up. Aside from that, a sleep medicine professor, Colin Espie, studied that when a body doesn’t get enough sunlight could result in grogginess. He also added that lots of news about COVID-19 everyday cause people to feel panic which is energy-draining for them.

Things to do when you are groggy:

Practice doing your morning and evening routine. Always remember, we usually do better if we get enough sleep which is why it is important to maintain our daily sleep-wake routine.

You can create a relaxing environment by doing things like removing unimportant things from your bedroom and make sure it looks comfortable.