Help my sister wake up on her damn own, or so help me...
June 28, 2007 8:53 PM Subscribe
I need the best alarm clock to wake up my impossible-to-wake sister. Issue: it can't wake ME up, in the next room.
posted by flibbertigibbet to Shopping (30 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My sister sleeps unbelievably soundly. She already has an alarm clock, but sleeps through it, so it falls to everyone else to wake her up according to the signs she posts everywhere.
This has gone on for so long that we are all well beyond pissed off at the thought of waking her up. And she's so damn impossible to wake up.
Punk music at the loudest level possible? Sleeps through it.
Flickering lights? Lights on full-blast, pointed in her face? Zzzz.
So far, the best way of waking her us is to pull her blankets off of her, and then I would shake her. This works. Woohoo!
But I'm not willing to rig up a blanket-pulling-mechanism that allows for the fact that some nights, she mummifies herself in there... so most blanket-pulling mechanisms risk breaking a bone of hers.
There needs to be an alarm that will go off regularly (like, every 5 minutes) for an hour, and is preferably attached to her body, since one of her favourite habits is to wake up, go to the couch, watch whatever is on and fall asleep there. She's so groggy when she does that, it's almost like sleep-walking; I don't think 'training her out of that habit' would work.
I can sometimes sleep very lightly, and she can sometimes need to get up at weird hours (3 a.m.), so if it wakes me up, I'll be grumpy.
I can think of nothing that will work.
Help, please. Do I need a Rube Goldberg machine involving canaries, a bucket of ice water, and a lit candle? Is divine intervention needed?
(the question written in conjunction with my unwakeable sibling herself).