Electricity is a wonderful invention. You are using it now. With electricity you can do things like read at night, listen to music, watch videos or even travel the world wide web. But it is also true that we get about 90 minutes less sleep than earlier generations that had no electricity. This time of year, we'd be getting more sleep as the nights grow longer; in this age of electricity, there is no reprieve from the length of days.
Every morning, alarms go off all around the world. As if there is not enough stress in the world, we start our day with alarm? The way that alarms work? Electricity is triggered on automatically.
In order to help people to get more sleep, why not reverse the alarm at night? Say that you have to get up at 6 AM and you want 7 hours of sleep. You set the alarm for 6 AM and all your electricity shuts off at 11 PM. You can't read, can't watch TV, can't get on your computer. Without electricity, people might actually get enough sleep.
If an alarm turns on electricity to wake you in the morning, electricity automatically turned off at night would be the opposite of alarm, no? It actually sounds fairly relaxing.
The opposite of alarm - lowers your utility bill, increases your hours of sleep, and lowers stress. Now if only I could come up with a name, I could trademark it before GE begins to mass manufacture these.
Ideas for a name?