Mine are just at the age where they've stopped sleeping on my command and do it on their own... Whenever they damn well feel like it. They've also decided that when they're ready to get up, so am i. Like it or not.
They have numerous ways of getting me up. First, I let them sleep in the bed with me. When they're sure I've gone to sleep and i'm not moving, they curl up in little balls. Usually right on the pillow in my face (always ass first) or right next to me under my arm.
When they decide i'm ready to get up they do a few things that are cute, and a couple that are annoying:
1. Climb on my head, paw at my eyes (no claws) and repeatedly meow.
2. like posted above they get right up close to my face and let their whiskers tickle me. I HATE that one.
3. I sleep on my side. They like to climb up on my shoulder, lay down and softly paw my ear, then sniff and lick the inside of my ear which sounds like a dump truck.
4. Climb into and on top my hair, and bite it, pulling out as much as they can. I don't see the fun in this one either.
It seems like they simply love waking me up. Which strangely puts me in a good mood after I'm up. unless I'm REALLY tired.