Here’s something completely different that might be just the ticket. Sunrise Serenade ($150) uses a soothing translucent orb that gradually changes the amount of light to wake you up to a simulated sunrise. You can also change it around and fall asleep to a calming sunset.
The traditional wake-up options are still available with the built-in FM radio and digital alarm clock, but the question is if you really want to go back after having tried it the sunset way.
Being jarred awake by a harsh alarm interferes with the body’s natural circadian rhythms. Research has demonstrated that a gradually brightening light, like a sunrise, results in a smoother transition to wakefulness, and a better mood.