A new smoke alarm is set to premiere on the market this October, just in time for the start of cold weather in most parts of the United States.
The Sleepy Flame 3000, manufactured by a company that wishes to remain anonymous, is the world's first smoke alarm with a built-in snooze button.
A public relations specialist from the company said in an interview Monday that engineers working for the company were brainstorming for a way to combine fire safety with a way to help people get more sleep.
"The problem of too little sleep is a situation of epidemic proportions with dire consequences for everyone. People simply need enough sleep and we have found a way actually address the problem instead of just talking about it."
She went on to say that people shouldn't miss out on needed sleep just because the smoke alarm sounds prematurely.
"If you can get a few extra minutes, or even just seconds, of sleep before calling 9-11, you should go for it. You deserve it."