Five Technologies That Could Ease the Transition to Daylight Saving Time

Don’t forget, it’s nearly time to “Spring forward!” Here are some strategies to help you deal with the change

The Groclock aims to teach little kids to stay in bed until a predetermined time. (Gro Company)
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It doesn't really save energy. Farmers actually hate it. It may cause heart attacks.

But, despite attacks from states such as Florida, the 101-year-old tradition of Daylight Saving Time seems here to stay. And by the time June rolls around and we're enjoying 8 p.m. al fresco dinners in the sunlight, most of us appreciate it.

Still, change is hard, even when it happens twice a year. Here are five technologies and tech-based strategies that could help make the transition a bit smoother.

Don't Forget Your Meds!

Many medications must be taken at the same time each day for maximum effectiveness. Don't let the clock change mess things up. Try a management system like PillDrill, a device that reminds you when it's time to take a medication, then tracks whether you've actually done so via a digital scanner. This could be especially helpful if daylight saving throws off the contextual cues that aid with remembering—if you're used to, say, popping your birth control pill when you wake up and see rays of sunlight coming through the blinds, a sudden morning darkness could make you forget. 

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