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I have an alarm clock (which I love) which wakes me up by turning on a daylight spectrum light, dim at first, then brighter, and then by playing the sounds of birdsong, quiet at first, then louder.

But in a completely foreseeable turn of events, now I wake up whenever it begins to get light, or hear the sound of birds, so it’s impossible to sleep late.

And I’m pretty sure the birds have started imitating the birdsong on the alarm…

The only naturally occurring equivalent of the alarm on the clock radio my aunt gave me for high school graduation is the back-up beep on a garbage truck. Which occasionally wakes me up. But not often.