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When a lot of people wake up, they sometimes (for whatever reason)
find it hard to make a fist. Another common problem is the repeated,
consecutive usage of snooze on alarm clocks in the morning. There
should be an alarm clock that requires you to grasp a pressure sensor
and squeeze it hard
in order for the snooze to activate. Not only
would this really wake you up, but it would also, over time, strengthen
wrist muscles, eliminating early-morning hand weakness.
Kind of like this...
A common exercise device. [DrWorm, May 22 2010]
An alarm clock. [DrWorm, May 22 2010]
Trouble making a fist on waking up in the morning?
[mouseposture, May 22 2010]
A lack of blood in the hand.
[mouseposture, May 22 2010]
[FlyingToaster, May 22 2010]
||//for whatever reason// <link>
||In some cases, it actually might just be a lack of blood in the
||//a lack of blood in the hand// Requires some skill to do that
<link>; I doubt it's happening accidentally.
||It's not too difficult. My friends and I used to cut off blood
flow to our hands for kicks. We would grasp someone else's
wrist tightly just below the hand for 30 or so seconds. When
you release the wrist, the rush of blood into the hand feels
like a strong tingling sensation radiating out to the fingers.
||Also, for people like me that sleep with their hand under the
pillow, our hand is compressed for a few hours straight.
||Not sure whether it's the hand getting compressed under the
pillow, or the median nerve at the wrist. Anyway, the idea
that exercising the hand would improve the symptom
probably works better if it's carpal tunnel syndrome than if
it's restricted blood flow. In neither case is it really the best
||That's all you do? To keep my reflexes sharp, I usually try to
catch a bullet left-handed every morning.
||[21_Quest] I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that lying on
the right side is very correct, according to a fatwa I just
found via Google. Practicing left-handed shooting wasn't
||[admin: The "Realistic Rooster Alarm Clock" is very funny, and does require squeezing to shut off - but I don't think that invalidates this general idea. There are aspects of the rooster clock that don't fall under this idea, and possible embodiments of this idea that wouldn't involve simulated strangulation of poultry. So, I'm ignoring the marked-for-deletion tag.]
||// possible embodiments of this idea that wouldn't involve
simulated strangulation of poultry.// I think that must
count as a [-]
||I use my phone for a wake-up but the snooze feature is far too easily activated. I often trigger the snooze when I'm trying to fumble for the proper "OK I'm getting up" button.
||I'd like your idea to be implemented as a feature on mobile phones too, please.