I am not a morning person, although I really try to be. I set 3 alarm clocks at varying distances from my bed so that at some point, I actually have to get up to turn off the loudest one. Unfortunately, most of the time, I am still half-asleep and just end up turning them all off, and I am ultimately late for class… or I was in the past.
I have not had a problem oversleeping since Cody came to live with me. Every morning, between 7 and 8 am, he wakes up, stretches his legs against me, pushing me to the edge of the bed, and then uses my back or rear as a spring-board as he leaps from the bed. If I don't get up right away, he grumbles loudly as he walks back and forth between the bed and the door.
When he first came to live with me, I would just open the bedroom door to let him into the living and dining rooms so he could get to the window to look outside as well as his food and water, and I would lay back down for an hour before taking him outside for his morning walk. I have since come to realize that isn't what he wants. He wants me to wake up and join him for breakfast and watching for cats, birds, and squirrels (our downstairs neighbor has a cat that they let out every morning, one of the reasons we go out a little later) as well as anything else that moves, like lawnmowers and maintenance workers.
Now he plays the make-sure-Crystal-is-awake-game. After he leaps from the bed and I get up to open the door, just as I put my hand on the doorknob, he jumps back on the bed and lays back down, like he has changed his mind. That early in the morning, I am still sleep-addled, so I think, "Great, I can lie back down for just a little longer". Just as I am getting back in bed, he rushes back to the door. This happens about 5 or 6 times, and then I am awake enough to realize what he is doing, and I give up and just leave the bedroom with Cody trailing behind me.
I?m not sure if this is really his aim, but needless to say, I haven't had any real need for my alarm clocks since Cody moved in.