Do you listen to a particular radio station when getting ready? Have a wake a playlist? Or maybe it's just a CD on repeat?
I was listening to my iphone (which has been substituting for my ipod since I got it), and realized I have a wake up system of sorts. I personally prefer country when I'm going to sleep or waking up. There's just something so mellow about it, very relaxing. I think it really started Sophomore year. I was living with a girl my second semester who got up particularly early, and whenever I'd come in our room, she'd have Rascal Flatts on repeat. It just was peppy but still allowed me to wake up.
To this day, because of this chica, I now think of Rascal Flatts (and Taylow Swift) as my wake up music.