I’m one of those people whose car clock is either an hour ahead or behind for not observing Daylight Saving Time. I’m also someone who sets my clock 15 minutes ahead so I’m not late — of course, I automatically account for these changes anyway. So, setting clocks forward or backward for Daylight Savings time does little more than give me opportunities to redo that math for myself twice a year and think to myself,“ Oh it’s 2:24, so it’s really 1:09, but it feels like 2 in the afternoon.”
When my devices don’t update automatically (i.e. my car clock), I’m lost, late, and languid. It’s a first world problem that only my home electronics store can solve. They’re the ones that can tell me which devices automatically update and which devices won’t allow me to oversleep through Sunday and ruin the following Monday.
Most mobile devices get time signals from their networks and change automatically, so if you use your phone as an alarm, you should be okay. Unfortunately even the best online appliances and top rated iPod docks can fail to update their time. BUT if you have a combination clock with an iPod dock from Jensen, Sony, or Yamaha, you might just be in luck, because your charging iPod will automatically update, giving you an easy reference for changing the time on your alarm.
If remembering to set your clock forward is not the problem, you’re probably more concerned about losing an hour and feeling tired the week after Daylight Saving Time. In this case, you can download apps like the Sunrise Alarm or Public Radio App by Sky Blue Technologies to wake you up to your favorite radio stream, morning show, music, or gradual tones and lights, so that the Daylight Saving Time won’t slap you in the face, but gently prod you along to spring forward.