I know quite a few of us have hard-to-wake kids and spouses. I grew up with a bro like that. Even when my Dad made his alarm about as loud as could be with-o getting noise citation (neighbors could hear it from INSIDE their homes with the doors/windows closed!), he didn't wake up or stay up. If he had to walk over to it, he just went to sleep on the floor or wherever. Drove me NUTS because my room was next to his. In high school I came up with a solution. NOT one your loved ones will enjoy. Gfgbro didn't. But I DID!!! He paid me $5 per week - in advance to make SURE he would get up in the morning at a set time (time was same all week). I kept a quart of ice water in the fridge and poured it on him in his sleep. :irock: He was NOT allowed to be angry with me because he didn't ask how I would wake him up. He always woke up hitting - hard. My mom and I had several black eyes already that year from that (TOTALLY not intentional - he truly was asleep. Now I know it s tactile defensiveness). I could pour the water from behind the couch he slept on (he did have a bed - couch was his choice). It worked so well I did it for most of a school year. He PAID me to do it for the rest of the school year!!! So that wouldn't work so well for most of us now. We would just have angry kids/spouses/whatever to deal with all of forever and we would have to listen to the story of how cruel we were forever too. Plus if you can't get paid then it isn't nearly as much fun!! So I have a solution for you!!! Clocky is that solution. Clocky has sturdy wheels on each side and runs around the room until you can turn it off. It isn't always easy to catch Clocky either, Clocky is around $40 on amazon but I bought ours for a bit under half that plus shipping about 3 yrs ago. My niece adores it and drove gfgbro NUTS with it. (I did NOT give it to her even though it was pink - it only came in pink, I promise!! Pinky Swear!!) and he ended up begging my mother to keep it at her house. You could always use it a few days and then keep it as a consequence. Don't get up for your reg alarm? Make ME late to work because YOU cannot get it together in time to leave? CLOCKY will help you manage your time for a few days! Here is the link to amazon listing: http://www.amazon.com/Clocky-Alarm-...TFQ4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1336823094&sr=8-3 Just something that popped into my head this morning.