I have read in numerous places that those loud annoying alarm clocks are NOT good for your body. YOur body reacts to it by going into a "shock" like state, and the ph of your body is rendered acidic (not good).
Indeed, my own personal experiences support this. Whenh I am in a sleeping state and then that liud beeping annoyong sound or loud music "wake me up", I am cranky and irritated all morning.
I have read that the best (i.e. healthiest) alarms are those that start off quietly with nature sounds, and gently and slowly grow louder but with sounds that are not irritating or annoying or shocking to the body.
I know lelle that this will not help out your problem - just thought i would post for those of you using those loud annoying alarm clocks that "shock" your body awake in the a.m.
I have a hard time getting up too - that is because it takes me forever to fall asleep and my sleep quality is crap. I wake up every few hoours and never feel like I actually slept well. I am often late for classes because of my inability to "jump" out of bed!!!