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Earn $3,000 by simply sleeping on a bunch of mattresses

Talk about a "dream job."

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

Always wanted to add "good at sleeping" to your resume? Turns out, that's an actual qualification for an actual job. 

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SleepJunkie, a sleep science and review platform, is looking for a real-life Sleeping Beauty to test out mattresses for the site. The payout? A steep $3,000, plus the chance to keep a top-rated mattress worth up to $1,500.

"The pandemic is obviously having a big impact on people’s sleep quality," reads the official job descriptions. "To help those who may have developed sleep problems over the last twelve months, whether it be due to disruptions to daily routines or increased stress, we want to ensure that our mattress reviews are as helpful as ever."

Here is where the professional rester comes in. The company will send the lucky candidate three mattresses over a two-month period to thoroughly test and evaluate based on their sleep quality, mood and the comfort of the product.

In addition to being very good at sleeping, the right candidate needs to be a self-starter, be available immediately and have clear writing skills. The company also asks that the chosen applicant guarantee his or her ability to sleep alone throughout the night and have space and easy accessibility for the products to be delivered and collected. Speaking of delivery: everything will be done following COVID-19-safety guidelines. 

SleepJunkie's desire to hire a work-from-home sleeper is rooted in science: internal company data suggests that search inquiries related to getting enough sleep have steadily risen over the past year, as have Google searches related to getting enough rest and mattress advice. So, in a way, your ability to sleep without interruptions will help humanity!

You've got until March 12 to apply for the dream job (see what we did there?) right here.

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