My job in IT means being on call overnight. Pages come from SMS messages and the occasional phone calls. The problem: they wake up my partner. Help me find a way to wake up when I'm paged without waking her up too!
My phone is an iPhone, so cable-y and bluetooth-y things work. I've tried: sleeping with earbuds in (they fall out and I'll miss a page); an old bluetooth headset that clips on my ear (really uncomfortable for hours, and it falls off); putting the phone beside the bed (we both wake up); putting the phone on loud out in the hall (she wakes up, I don't); putting the phone on my side of the bed, or in my pillow, on vibrate (the whole bed hums).
I sleep on my side, usually my right side but occasionally my left. Still, if something attached securely to my left ear I could probably get by sleeping on only my right the nights I'm on-call. Besides it's not my
sleep I'm trying to improve!
I saw these headband headphones
but I'm a warm sleeper to begin with. A friend of mine who needs music to get to sleep recommended these clip-on bone-conduction doohickies
but before I spend $75+ I'd like to see if there's something else I'm missing.
Any great ideas? Surely I'm not the first person to try to solve this problem.