#782: Sleepslope

Today’s invention is a way to ensure that even the heaviest sleeper will be unable to ignore getting up time.

A bed frame is hinged as shown, so that the default, horizontal orientation is rudely interrupted at alarm time, rolling the occupant onto the floor.

The unhinged side of the frame would be supported by a glorified hot water bottle containing two chambers, connected by a clockwork-controlled valve.

One chamber would be located in the space within the frame, so that the bottle could simply be rotated the following evening and the clockwork reset.


  1. A more extreme slope might help teens and children who seem to sleep through conventional smoke alarms

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