Daylight saving time is two weeks away on March 11 — don’t get caught sleeping in when it’s time to spring forward.
We’ve chosen five alarm clocks to help you get out of bed and start your day on the right foot, even if it means a little algebra lesson before your first cup of coffee.
Albert Clock | $340
Though named after Albert Einstein, this wall clock isn’t only for mathematical geniuses. Times are displayed in equation form, so solving the correct time will aid in waking up the brain. There are six levels of difficulty and 12- or 24-hour time options for more arduous equations if you’re in a real need of a pick-me-up.
Banker’s Clock | $168
Based on the 1971 design by architect Arne Jacobsen for the Danish National Bank, this reproduction includes a simple face with an LED light and touch-activated snooze.
Withings Aura Connected Alarm Clock | $144.98
The Withings Aura clock is a multipurpose clock designed to help you sleep and wake better. The clock uses sensors to keep track of temperature, light and sound levels, which are reported to your smartphone.
Electrohome Projection Alarm Clock | $29.99
If you can’t even be bothered to pick your head up from your pillow, this clock will be of good use. In addition to the time displayed on an adjustable blue screen, it can also be projected onto the wall or ceiling for maximum convenience. Once set, it also adjusts to daylight saving time and automatically adjusts itself to always show the correct time, even after a power loss.
hOmeLabs Sunrise Alarm Clock | $19.99
Getting up can be hard if it’s dark outside or if the blackout curtains are shut tight. The hOmeLabs alarm clock mimics the gradual brightness of the rising sun to help you wake easier. Incorporate it into your evening routine with its sunset feature to help your brain get ready for bed.