Daylight Saving Time Is Coming—These 10 Top-rated Products Can Help You Adjust
By Elaine Selna
Daylight Saving Time can wreak havoc on your body's internal clock. This year, it officially kicks off at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, and will last through Sunday, November 6.
Even if you know it’s coming, the time change can still be a shock to the system. To help you better manage it, we've gathered a list of versatile sleep, kitchen, and beauty products—including top-rated mattresses, alarm clocks, weighted eye masks, and more—to help you rest easier and smoothly transition into the new schedule.
1. A Wake-Up Light; From $34
Waking up can be hard enough as it is, but factor in the way that Daylight Saving Time can throw your whole body off-course and that’s enough to take the shine out of any morning rise. This innovative light from Philips helps to restore it. Equipped with five natural sounds and a fully dimmable display, it mimics the glow of natural sunlight and gently builds in both volume and brightness, which Amazon reviewers say helps make it easier to get out of bed each morning. If you don’t want to drop $80 on this version, you can grab a dupe, like this one from TITIROBA, which does mostly the same thing but is available for less than $35.
Buy Them: TITIROBA Wake Up Light, Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light
2. Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker; $85
Changes to your sleep schedule can leave you feeling groggy and out of sorts for the rest of the day. The Keurig K-Slim coffee maker delivers a much-needed pick-me-up that will help get you through it. Unlike other coffee makers, you won’t have to wait around for a whole pot to finish brewing. It brews by cup size, meaning you can get fresh, hot java in an 8-, 10-, or 12-ounce cup within minutes. At less than 5 inches wide, the K-Slim doesn’t take up much countertop space, and boasts helpful features (like an auto-off function) that make it easy to operate.
Buy It: Amazon
3. Buffy Cloud Comforter; $129
Embrace your Daylight Saving Time-induced sleepiness with the Buffy Cloud comforter, a fun splurge that will make your bed seem even more enticing. It’s made from eco-friendly materials, including eucalyptus fabric and GRS-certified recycled fiber, the latter of which is shredded to form the blanket’s plush, marshmallow-like filling. According to the brand, each comforter recycles about 50 plastic bottles, so you can feel good in more ways than one about this pick.
Buy It: Buffy
4. Laneige Water Mask; $29
Aside from feeling foggy because of the time change, your complexion might need a little TLC, too. Laneige’s much-hyped water sleeping mask works overnight to restore moisture and hydration for all skin types, and can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated with apricot and evening primrose extracts, this paraben- and phthalate-free cream glides on smooth and absorbs easily into skin, so you won’t have to stress about leaving behind any tell-tale stains on sheets come morning.
Buy It: Sephora
5. Big Red Rooster White Noise Sound Machine; $25
If you’re prone to tossing and turning throughout the night, a white noise sound machine like this popular one from Big Red Rooster could help to change that. It offers six mellow sounds to choose from—so you’re not just stuck with rainfall—and can help block out ambient and background noise that might be disruptive for sleep. More than 26,000 Amazon shoppers have tested it out and several describe this 4.4-star-rated item as easy to use every night and great for the price point.
Buy It: Amazon
6. InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser; $16
Relaxation is a state of mind, and this cute little oil diffuser from InnoGear was designed to help you achieve it. Built to work with aromatherapy oils, this device offers two misting modes (continuous or intermittent) and can run for up to eight hours at a stretch, depending on the setting you choose. Another fun feature of this diffuser—aside from the useful auto-off function—is that it can light up in eight different colors, so you can add a little mood lighting to your bedroom before you drift off into a gentle slumber.
Buy It: Amazon
7. Calm X Gravity: Weighted Sleep Mask; $40
Gravity blankets have become immensely popular over the past couple of years, and now the company behind them has teamed up with the sleep/meditation app Calm to create an eye mask that will help you glide into a dream. Made of imitation cashmere, the eye mask weighs around a pound to give your eyes a comfortable amount of pressure while soothing you to sleep.
Buy It: Gravity Blankets
8. Blissy Pillowcase Set; $120
Silk pillowcases are gaining popularity due to their benefits for skin, hair, and wellbeing: According to Healthline, cotton pillowcases hold onto bacteria they come into contact with, but because silk is far less absorbent, it won't collect all of that funk and unpleasantness. This set includes Blissy's 100-percent pure mulberry silk pillowcase, an eye mask, and two types of scrunchies to keep your skin and hair in check as you slide into Daylight Saving Time.
Buy It: Blissy
9. Coop Home Goods Original Loft Pillow; From $70
When you want a good night’s rest, where (and what) you lay your head down on matters. While you can definitely find pillows to fit any budget, if you’re looking to upgrade to a memory-foam pillow, this fully adjustable pick from Coop Home Goods is one of the best to buy. It’s made from a proprietary blend of CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD Gold-certified materials, including bamboo-derived viscose rayon and polyester. It’s also filled with supple foam, and you’ll get a bonus bag of foam filling, so you can make your pillow as firm—or as soft—as you prefer. The brand claims it’s great for side, stomach, and back sleepers, but many reviewers (of which there are more than 49,000) say this pillow works especially well for side sleepers, offering lots of support.
Buy it: Amazon
10. Avocado Eco Organic Mattress; From $699
You don’t need to be a mattress expert to sense when it’s time to replace one. Whether it’s sagging in the middle so badly that you feel like you’re rolling into a pit of doom every time you go to bed or it’s just worn and frayed at the seams, the tell-tale signs of a bed that’s past its prime are easy to spot. Treat yourself to something better: a certified organic mattress made from Avocado Green. The brand’s Eco Organic mattress is made from certified organic latex, harvested right from their own sustainable farms in India and Guatemala, as well as breathable certified organic cotton and wool. This innerspring mattress has up to 975 pocketed coils, which can cushion your frame and provide contoured support. It’s also protected by a 10-year warranty, so if you start waking up with unexplained aches and pains and worry it’s time to replace yet another bed, all you have to do is reach out to them directly during the coverage period and you’ll be taken care of.
Buy it: Avocado Green