While more than half of Americans reported losing sleep over money issues, one mattress company aims to put an end to that.
Wakefit, a sleep solutions company, has started a literal dream job that pays “sleep interns” to just go to sleep and test the company’s products. The company announced its hiring a slew of testers that will be paid more than $1,400 to sleep a whopping nine hours a night for 100 nights.
“The successful candidate will display an ability to fall asleep just about anywhere – in traffic, in a meeting or even a noisy place like the bus stop. This exciting role gives you the opportunity to keep your boring day job and to make money while you sleep at night,” the company said in a press release.
Wakefit said it will provide sleepers with its own mattress and a fitness tracker during the length of the internship.
The company said it’s looking for candidates who are self-starters willing to stay in bed for at least eight hours of solid sleep. Basic qualifications for the job include having a degree in any field and applicants should be able to fall asleep within 10 or 20 minutes after their head hits the pillow.
Wakefit said its preferred candidates would be someone who’s low key, meaning someone who doesn’t engage in binge-watching or staying up late at night, as well as others who keep a low profile on social media. While the posting said it was hoping for those who use the snooze feature on their alarms, Wakefit advised loud snorers to stay away.
Preferred qualifications include having the ability to adhere to strict guidelines of consumption of caffeinated beverages, with the company specifically searching for someone who likes chamomile.
For Americans, everyday expenses are what’s keep them up at night. In one study, 32% of American sleepers reported losing sleep just trying to make ends meet, while nearly a quarter said saving money for retirement and health care or insurance bills inhibited them from sleeping.
Beyond finances, lack of sleep also hurts workers in the office. Nearly half of respondents from one study said they were “nodding off” at working due to lack of sleep, according to the research done in 2017.