I am a very HEAVY sleeper and the old beep doesn't work for me. I have tried just about every alarm clock that says "Extra" Loud. Though all they do is beep and music generally doesn't work. Though the palm centro had a alarm that if I set the 5 alarms and had them playing each 32x times per alarm as loud as possibly set apart 5 min. by the end of the 25 min of alarms I could manage to hopefully get up. The tone was called treo for those of you that possibly know that tone on the palm os. The only way that I can think of to describe it, was a bell that rang and it hurt your ear drums like it made your ear twinge if that makes sense. So is there an alarm on the market place that could possibly be this irritating or possibly worse?