Ok, I think iv found the best way to wake up (your music might work good too grizzled)
I went to bed at 1:30 am, and set an alarm exactly 3 hours after I go to sleep, so it was set at 4:30am.
(I have an alarm right next to my bed so i dont have to get up)
If you time it correctly, you should wake up rather quickly when the alarm goes off (in the REM stage)
Ok, So i did that last night, and I just tried relaxing for a few mins, try to get my self really tired (about to fall asleep). So i was like, ok i feel really tired, lets try this, but it didnt work (I felt too awake for some reaon, I wasnt sure why) and then looked at the clock - it was 6:40am … oops
I will set my alarm again for 3 hours later, and will try not to fall asleep this time, heh …
Also, I tried doing the tech at 6:40 am (sun out, and I can hear some sounds) and I could never get my self to the point where im just about to fall asleep…