I have a weird alarm clock at my cousin's house.
It is supposed to wake you up gently.
Half an hour before the alarm time, a light comes on, supposedly dimly, and gently becomes brighter, "like the sunrise!". grrrr.
15 min before the alarm time, noises start. You are supposed to be able to choose. I get bird screeches every morning no matter what I do.
Then, on the alarm time, it goes "BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!"
This morning, I managed to sleep through the "sunrise", and woke up a bit with the bird calls, but went back to sleep without hitting the snooze button.
Then I had a dream that my cousin was poking me with a curtain rod (white with little ball finial on the end) and telling me "see? isn't this much better than an alarm clock?"
=Knock= =Knock= =Knock=
"C, are you awake? We have to leave at 7 this morning, sorry, forgot to tell you!"
Yup, just like in the movies and really bad TV, I was awakened from my dream about my cousin waking me up by my cousin waking me up. Awesome.