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I Want My Hour Back!

March 11, 2013 1:29pm (EDT)
Nightstand - Social Reader, Weather & Alarm Clock
Nightstand - Social Reader, Weather & Alarm Clock

On Saturday, my friend asked me if I was ready to Spring Forward. I'm not sure what my face did at that moment, but she recognized the look and quickly changed the subject. Some people are excited to get an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day, but all I could think about was that precious hour of sleep that I was about to lose. If you're a creative type, like myself, you know how hard it is to get quality sleep. I couldn't help but watch the clock...


Once that catastrophic event was over, I opened up my Nightstand app and set my alarm to 8 AM. Realizing that it could take me about an hour to fall asleep, I put my ear buds in, and set the Lullaby function (background audio sleep timer) to play the sound of rainfall softly for 30 minutes. I was out like a light.

At 8 AM, the alarm sounded, and I was pleasantly surprised by how rested I was. For those who need a little more than just an alarm, Nightstand is a pretty cool app with a bunch cool features you didn't know you cared about until you used them in this app:

Features:

* Unlimited amount of alarms
* Flip clock with weather
* Background motion videos
* iPod music or sound effect alarms
* Sleep timer
* slide show from your personal photos

Gestures:

* Slide your finger ↑↓ - changes screen brightness.
* Shake device - Put the alarm on snooze or toggles the flashlight off and on.

In the comments, let us know what tools you use to wake up on time.

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