Every parent knows the pain of sleep deprivation (all too well). So, when there is a night where you can truly get some quality sleep, the last thing you want is for your spouse to start snoring and break your REM cycle. It's one thing for a baby to ruin your sleep, it's quite another for your partner to do it - especially while they're obviously sleeping soundly.
Now, you can purchase a Somnibel, which is an actual buzzer your partner can use that will "buzz" them when they roll over onto their back (which is the position most likely to cause snoring). It will continue to buzz until they roll into a different position because, as it turns out, 75% of snorers only snore when they are laying on their backs!
While this may remind you of a dog barking shock collar, it's actually completely harmless to the person using it. Even better, The Respiratory Medicine Journal conducted a study on the effectiveness of the product and found that it can reduce symptoms (read: snoring) by a third in the first few days of using the product.
As if you needed another reason to yell "take my money!" at the manufacturers of this product, it can also help people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, which can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Those who have obstructive sleep apnea actually stop breathing at times through the night, which can lead to serious complications to the heart and possibly death.
So, while it may be more therapeutic and satisfying to shove your loving partner in the middle of the night so that you can disrupt their sleep as much as they're disrupting yours, this little buzzer may be just the thing that saves your sleep and keeps you both sleeping in the same bed.
As of now, these marriage-saving little buzzers aren't quite ready for sale, but according to the company's website, they will be very soon! It won't be much longer before you can get a full nights rest - well, unless you plan on having another baby anytime soon, there are no magic buzzers for newborns.