AN HOUR FORWARD PUTS US
HALF AN HOUR BEHIND? The time has come to once again put our clocks forward and begrudgingly get out of bed an hour earlier. But just like waking up on the wrong side of the bed, SA remains a groggy 30 minutes out of step with the rest of the nation. There was a chance to right the half-hour wrong when the states synchronised daylight saving day in April 2008, but the time passed. Turn your clock
forward at 2am tomorrow.
WAKE UP ON TIME Avoid the confusion tomorrow and let your smartphone do the work. Besides automatically adjusting itself to daylight saving time, your phone can wake you gently with the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock. This handy app wakes you during your lightest sleep cycle. $1.99, itunes.apple.
THE GREAT DEBATE The daylight saving debate continues to rage. Some say it causes tech glitches, safety concerns for morning travellers, confusion for farmers and health issues. Those arguing the affirmative believe that the extra hour of daylight can mean fewer road accidents, more time for family and leisure, increased tourism and energy
savings. Where do you stand?