10 Products to Help You Prepare For Daylight Saving Time
Oh hey, it's almost everyone's favorite time of year: Daylight Saving Time. If you're wondering if we're going to gain or lose an hour when the clocks change on March 13, well, let's just say that you might need extra coffee on that first morning. (Sorry.) The good news about losing an hour of sleep? With a little preparation, you can make it a minor inconvenience.
Start by going to bed 15 minutes earlier now to make the shift less jarring when it happens; remind yourself of how wonderful it will feel to see sunshine later in the day; and make sure you're well-equipped with the tools you need to wake up refreshed, whether that happens with more caffeine or a more serene bedroom.
For that part of the prep, you can't go wrong by browsing Bed Bath & Beyond's Your Best Sleep Event (read: sale) — plus, from today through the 6th, you can get $50 in rewards for every $150 you spend online or in store.
So in hopes of helping you prepare for the big DST switch, we've highlighted a few products that will make it just a little easier.
Breville Barista Touch Espresso Maker
This best-selling Breville Barista Touch Espresso Maker ($1,000) is an investment, but it's pretty much the iPhone of espresso makers. It has a touch screen that can be programmed to remember exactly how you like your drink. Swipe, tap, and the machine walks you through the process of making a flawless flat white or delicious latte.
Breville Bambino Plus Stainless Steel Espresso Maker
Of course, maybe you're a minimalist and just want to pull a great shot. That's where Breville Bambino Plus Stainless Steel Espresso Maker ($500) comes in. The compact espresso machine fits in even space-starved kitchens, and it turns your space into a mini coffee shop — minus the long weekday lines.
Waterpik PowerPulse 2-in-1 Dual Shower System
There's nothing like a first-thing-in-the-morning shower to wake you up. If your current showerhead is feeling wimpy, swap it with this Waterpik PowerPulse 2-in-1 Dual Shower System ($55). It allows you to switch between a rain shower and a handheld shower — or use them both at the same time, if that's your jam. It has a total of 10 spray settings, too, so you can enjoy precisely the kind of flow you like.
Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Assistant
Is there anything this Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Assistant ($130) can't do to help you sleep and wake better? Short of bringing you breakfast in bed, nope. Not only does it serve as an alarm clock and sound machine, it also features color-shifting lights to help you read, fall asleep, or wake up.
Brookstone Sleep Sound Mixer
Why go with a white noise machine when you can create your own custom sleeping soundtrack? The Brookstone Sleep Sound Mixer ($90) allows you to customize a mix of nature and relaxation sounds, so you can drift off to the sound of whatever you like.
CRUX® Artisan Series Double Rotating Waffle Maker
Need an incentive to pull yourself out of bed? Let one single word motivate you: WAFFLES. This CRUX® Artisan Series Double Rotating Waffle Maker ($70) cooks two delicious, fluffy, thick Belgian waffles at one time — and because the waffle maker rotates, they turn out perfectly golden every time.
Bee & Willow Norwell Waffle 3-Piece King Quilt Set
Don't lament the fact that we're all about to lose an hour of sleep; instead, focus on the happy news that spring is almost here. A mood-boosting room refresh will help you maintain a sunny outlook (even if the sun is streaming into your bedroom a little earlier than you'd like in the morning). Swap your heavy winter bedding for this pretty cotton Bee & Willow Norwell Waffle 3-Piece King Quilt Set ($140) and you'll feel much better about that whole "getting up earlier" thing.
Bee & Willow Oakdale 84-Inch Grommet 100% Blackout Curtain Panel
Until your body adjusts to DST, you may want to catch up on rest with an afternoon nap. This Bee & Willow Oakdale 84-Inch Grommet 100% Blackout Curtain Panel ($30) blocks out sunlight to darken your bedroom, creating an optimal environment for sleep—whether it's 2 a.m. or 2 p.m.
KITSCH The Pillow Eye Mask
If you need incentive to hit the hay a bit early ahead of the big time change, treat yourself to this KITSCH The Pillow Eye Mask ($18). The satin fabric feels soft on your skin, and the mask blocks light so you'll fall asleep faster, sooner, more pleasantly.
Madison Park Silk 100% Mulberry Queen Pillowcase
Finally, a little splurge: Madison Park Silk 100% Mulberry Queen Pillowcase ($58) reduces friction on hair and skin. So even if you wind up feeling less than rested as you adjust to the time change, guess what? Nobody will be able to tell by looking at you.