I, like probably 90% of the world’s adult population, live in a perpetual state of exhaustion. I run on coffee fumes and chocolate infusions. I mostly blame my kids for this. Blessed be the fruit.
Trying to get in 40 winks in a day overrun with working, paying bills, endless laundry, cooking, cleaning, and keeping small humans alive (not to mention the other billion and a half items on the to-do list) is pretty near impossible.
But maybe not anymore.
A company that specializes in sleep is hiring professional nappers. As in YOU GET PAID TO NAP.
The company, Eachnight, will pay people $1,500 to take naps every day for 30 days. That’s $50 per nap for you non-mathy people. To sleep. And I just gotta say, this is literally my dream job.
If you love sleeping AND money, and let’s face it, who doesn’t? This could very well be the job for you too.
Eachnight is a mattress and bedding review company that also offers tips and how-to guides to optimize your sleep and improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
According to a post on their website, eachnight.com, they are in the market for 5 super snoozers to become nap reviewers. Seriously.
“We are currently hiring for a team of five people to become ‘Nap Reviewers’, and get paid to nap! Also, no, we are not joking…”
Forget the sheep and count me in.
As for the requirements, they seem easy enough: you have to be committed to nap time, possess strong English writing skills, follow instructions, and be able to sleep alone. “Sorry honey, not right now, mommy’s working.”
“The team of ‘Nap Reviewers’ will need to be prepared to start work straight away, as well as being committed to napping every day for 30 days. Applicants must be able to sleep alone during the testing period to ensure that the naps are undisturbed. All applicants must also have strong English writing skills in order to accurately carry out the reviews of their naps and follow any relevant instructions.”
Over the 30 days, researchers are hoping to glean valuable insight into the pros and cons of napping and the benefits gained by varying nap durations.
Nappers will take part in a variety of experiments to help determine the “best nap duration for feeling refreshed, the effects of napping on overall levels of fatigue, and the effects of napping on memory, motivation, and productivity.”
In order to maximize your napping experience, Eachnight recommends setting an alarm, finding a dark, quiet space, avoid napping late in the day, and giving yourself adequate time to wake up.
Participants are required to do a video call before and after each experiment and complete a verbal questionnaire with their observations and results. At the end of 30 days, they’ll be $1500 richer. Just for sleeping on the job. Literally.
And you get the added bonus of being able to put “professional napper” on your resume. Which may or may not be considered a benefit to future employers.