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Get ready to spring forward and lose an hour of sleep at 2 a.m. local time on March 8, which marks the beginning of daylight saving time. While all of our smart devices will automatically turn one hour ahead, our body and mind won’t adjust as quickly.
In fact, it could make waking up for work on Monday even more of a drag.
With the time change, our circadian clock will be thrown off, which will inevitably impact our levels of morning grogginess. Of course, this all depends on the type of person you are — hey, some of us are just never going to be morning people. But some simple hacks can help make the wake-up process minimally painless.
We looked to enthusiastic shoppers to see what they use to make waking up easier, especially when a precious hour of the day is taken away. Ahead, shop six top-rated products to help you adjust to daylight saving time and make Monday morning less dreadful.
Sure, a refreshing shower will perk you up, but blasting your favorite playlist will get you pumped up for the day. “I have been using it in my shower where I can jam out and wake up in the morning. It’s fuss-free and has decent sound for as small as it is. Sticks wonderfully on its suction cup to the tile in my bathroom,” wrote one reviewer.
Shop it: VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $18 with on-page coupon (was $20), amazon.com
Invigorate your senses and energize your mood by using a few drops of uplifting citrus essential oils on pulse points. “Great citrus scents for the morning!” wrote a reviewer.
Shop it: NOW Essential Oils (three-pack), $19, amazon.com
Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser like this one to fill up a room with an energizing aroma to get you ready for the day.
Shop it: InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, $15 (was $16), amazon.com
If you’re really not a morning person, you might need to take a more aggressive approach. This extra-loud alarm clock flashes red lights and comes with a bed vibrator to get you up and running. One humorous reviewer summed up the experience: “This alarm is no joke. I often find myself waking up before the alarm even goes off due to what I believe is almost fear. Imagine someone putting a jack hammer to your bed and the loudest alarm you can imagine going off. If you can sleep through this then you may not be alive.”
Shop it: Sonic Bomb Dual Extra Loud Alarm Clock, $32 (was $53), amazon.com
For the caffeine enthusiast who needs that cup of tea (or coffee!) in the morning — and needs it fast — we suggest this 15-ounce mug with a tea diffuser and lid. “This is a high-quality product. I was especially impressed with the workmanship of the large deep infuser. The whole setup makes it so convenient to quickly steep a nice cup of tea in the morning while I’m still half asleep,” explained one reviewer.
Shop it: Sweese Porcelain Tea Mug with Infuser and Lid, $18 (was $21), amazon.com
If you prefer a more gentle wake up in the morning, this light therapy lamp is your answer. The sunrise and sunset light clock is a bit of a splurge, but it’s clinically proven to help you wake up feeling more refreshed. “I love that I don’t need a startling sound to wake me up in the morning anymore,” wrote a reviewer. “If you’re a snooze button abuser (like I was), get this clock! It truly allows you to wake when your body is ready to, not because of some obnoxious noise.”
Shop it: Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock, $113, amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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