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How to wake up one only instead of their partner too?

Asked by yungtik (7 points ) April 29th, 2012

I’m doing a product design project about how to wake up one person only, instead of their partner too. I have thought on the sound dome, bone conduction, spotlight, massage… I’m trying not to use the direct contact like vibration because the device would be uncomfortable when it is used in bed. Yet, it has to look good between the couples so it won’t disturb them during day and night.

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nikipedia's avatar

Headphones. Or if you go with vibration, something that attaches directly to the person’s body, like a bracelet or anklet.

dabbler's avatar

Dunno, I’m such a light sleeper that if you wake my partner up, then you woke me up too.

ragingloli's avatar

Splash them with ice cold water (or “wader” as americans say).

yungtik's avatar

I have tried that a kiss is quite effective for a pleasant wake-up! Well…. But he needs time to cold down afterwards :p

gailcalled's avatar

Train the dog to slobber over the face of the one person who needs to wake up.

(You need time to cool down.)

thorninmud's avatar

How about a sleep mask that has LEDs on the inner surface, where the eyes are. There’s a separate bedside clock that sends a bluetooth signal to the mask, which makes the LEDs blink on and off.

ucme's avatar

Place a clothes peg over the nose of the one intended to stay asleep, fart right into the face of the about to be immediately wakened one, works a treat…..i’m guessing.

funkdaddy's avatar

Lark – Wake Your Potential. Not your partner.
Zeo is similar.

Most of the companies go with the solution you’ve dismissed. Basically a vibrating bracelet.

If you want to switch it up, undies that got cold at the given time, vibrated, or become constrictive would certainly encourage wakefulness.

GladysMensch's avatar

Make a small “rumbler” that’s bluetooth enabled. You could make a few different types of rumblers, one that fits inside a pillow, wear as a watch or ankle bracelet, an earplug… etc. The rumbler could vibrate or shock (like a dog collar). Set an alarm on a smartphone app. The app will send signal to rumbler when alarm is triggered.

GracieT's avatar

My husband has discovered that when he wears earplugs he sleeps through my alarm. Some differences though: I sleep more lightly and retire earlier than he does. He goes to bed and sleeps later than I do, and I wake up often over night. But he says that his earphones actually work, and it takes a sleep medication- Remeron- for me to sleep at all.

edit: His earplugs didn’t keep me from waking him up when I had my first tonic-clonic seizure around him. I usually have simple partial seizures and am conscious throughout them. I can even talk to you and tell you I’m having one. When I had that particular seizure I fell over in our bathroom. (I pulled and Elvis and fell off the toilet) than I started jerking. Luckily he heard me. Because he wasn’t used to them he called the squad, and I didn’t begin to wake up until they arrived and tried to begin to put me on the stretcher.

wildpotato's avatar

How about a weaker and smaller version of the grocery store blood pressure cuff that relaxes and constricts at intervals? I think this would work better than vibration, and have les chance of waking the partner – might feel like being tapped by someone a few times, I’d imagine.

gailcalled's avatar

There are also the expandable anti-embolism compression stockings that one wears after surgery. They are very efficient because they keep the wearer up all night.

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