Wake Up to Pleasant Sounds
Whoever thought that the blaring of an alarm clock beeping loudly into your subconscious was the best way to wake up was wrong. A good morning starts with waking up gently and serenely, and that has a lot to do with those first early morning sounds.
Through repetition (and perhaps a few backup alarms until you get the hang of it), you can train your body to wake up to the sound of anything. Find sounds that soothe you: wind chimes, bells or your favorite music. For example, I found the classical music station on my clock radio and set my alarm to play that every day at six in the morning. Eventually, the soft noises of Bach and Beethoven were my signal to wake up even from the deepest sleep.