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Drink while you sleep

Bedside IV drips alcohol into your bloodstream
 
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It is well known that waking up can be quite a drag. Perhaps if you had a little something to take the edge off it wouldn't be so bad?

If you went to bed sober, wake up a little sauced by making the drip deliver 2-4 drinks the hour before your alarm clock goes off. If you went to bed drunk, well then just start the drip hard and let it slowly decline over the entire sleeping duration. This may actually mitigate the hangover.

daseva, Sep 11 2010

Lethal sherry enema http://www.seattlep...573_sherry03ww.html
Bizarre. [8th of 7, Sep 11 2010]

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       Just wondering how well a pissed person would be able to attach an IV cannula.
nineteenthly, Sep 11 2010
  

       Harry Harrison - Bil the Galactic Hero
FlyingToaster, Sep 11 2010
  

       Those who are disposed to sleeping on their fronts (ie. alcoholics who risk choking on their own vomit) a tube can be inserted into the rectum and held in place by the anal sphincter to deliver the alcohol.
rcarty, Sep 11 2010
  

       People have killed themselves with alcoholic enemas because it avoids the liver and goes straight into the systemic circulation. I don't know what the lethal dose is, but i think it's very low compared to oral alcohol.
nineteenthly, Sep 11 2010
  

       Get rehydrated while you sleep. The old urban myths of med students putting in their own saline drip before the shift starts isn't too far fetched.
Jinbish, Sep 11 2010
  

       Maybe mix in a bit of vasopressin?
nineteenthly, Sep 11 2010
  

       Methinks a bit of caffeine would aid the wake-up pretty well.
DrWorm, Sep 11 2010
  

       // choking on their own vomit //   

       Marginally better than choking on someone else's ...   

       // tube can be inserted into the rectum //   

       Aha, naso-gastric feeding, but for politicians.   

       // People have killed themselves with alcoholic enemas //   

       This is correct.   

       <link>
8th of 7, Sep 11 2010
  

       //caffeine// holy shit, now there's an idea! How about both? How about just puring a redbull vodka into the thing and drip that? I mean, you'd have to let the fizz go out but there could be special reservoirs for all that.   

       Also, it's interesting to consider the rectal route. Perhaps little ping pong ball sized alcohol balloons that slowly leach the stuff... Could get buzzed during the meeting, pop pop! Hard to sell in the stores, though. We need a much stranger species.   

       [19thly], vasopressin? To keep you from peeing, right? Not a bad idea there too. Damn, you guys have to really take things to the next level. Also, if you're too drunk to use the device well, then deal with it. Drunky gets a normal hangover!
daseva, Sep 11 2010
  

       // Hard to sell in the stores, though. We need a much stranger species. //   

       We understand that Scotchmen are readily available on your planet ...
8th of 7, Sep 11 2010
  

       //vasopressin// The interesting thing about that stuff is that even pedants agree it reduces urination. As distinct from micturation. Which is a dicey proposition: When vasopressin's used to treat nocturnal urinary frequency there's a substantial incidence of hyponatremia, which, like alcohol withdrawal, causes a variety of exiting neurological symptoms including seizures.   

       //We understand that Scotchmen are readily available on your planet// The supply's been increasing since the immigration quota for giant blancmanges was raised.
mouseposture, Sep 11 2010
  

       We have noticed. You'd better call Mr. & Mrs. Brainsample immediately.
8th of 7, Sep 11 2010
  

       // Damn, you guys have to really take things to the next level//   

       Just because it is a halfbaked idea, doesn't mean it should be done in half-measures...
Jinbish, Sep 11 2010
  

       Oh, c'mon! Shooting heroin while sleeping is where it's at!   

       Personally, I like to be wired on speed while sleeping...
Wily Peyote, Sep 12 2010
  

       An easier solution: time release capsules.
ldischler, Sep 12 2010
  

       Time release capsules, as [ldischler] says. Make them a bit hard to choke down, so they get washed down with plenty of water, and you get rehydration and realcoholization in one glass. (And if the guy gags and vomits, it is still a win.)
baconbrain, Sep 12 2010
  

       Anyone know what happens when alcohol is released into the duodenum rather than the stomach ?   

       <THINKS>   

       If enterically-coated alcohol capsules can pass into the duodenum, and be absorbed effectivey, that might be a great way of getting "drunk" on a much lower overall dose of alcohol.
8th of 7, Sep 12 2010
  

       //a great way of getting "drunk" on a much lower overall dose of alcohol.// Cirrhosis is cheaper.
mouseposture, Sep 12 2010
  

       That depends on your level of insurance coverage.
RayfordSteele, Sep 13 2010
  
      
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