There should be no button on the top surface of an alarm clock, other than the Snooze.
No Alarm Reset
No Radio adjustment
No button that changes AM to PM
No decrease of the volume
Therefore when, in a sleep-induced haze, one begins to slap blindly and randomly at the top of the wicked noise maker, one can then fall back asleep with the assurance that in 7 -9 minutes, the angry clanging will begin again.
I mean, THAT’S ITS JOB! To wake me, no matter what!
It should NOT give one or two half-hearted attempts and then develop some defeatist attitude.