Actual Dream Job: This Company Will Pay You to Take Day Naps


It’s the literal dream: getting paid to sleep. Though we’d happily do it for free (and right now), one company is looking to hire five ‘Nap Reviewers’ to sleep on the job and earn a little pocket money.

Each Night is a sleep hygiene collective on a mission to improve sleep for people everywhere. The site believes in a “full-circle approach to sleep and wellness that incorporates mental, physical, and environmental well-being” and has a number of resources available for those looking to improve the quality and quantity of shut-eye.

They’ve got a pretty good understanding of nighttime sleep, but are hoping to gain some insights around the benefits or downfalls of the day nap, hence the job listing for professional nappers.

“We wanted to test a few theories behind the pros and cons of napping to provide our community with some valuable insight. We know that in general different length naps have different benefits, but we are keen to put this to the test, and we need your help,” the job listing reads.

In order to be successful in the role, Nap Reviewers must be prepared to take a day nap every day for a month. They must be able to sleep alone during the testing period to ensure naps are undisturbed and will have strong English written skills to craft nap reviews after each session.

“Over the course of 30 days, our dedicated nappers will be required to take part in a variety of experiments testing out theories such as 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.

“The individuals will be required to take part in a video call before and after each experiment, to ensure they understand their tasks fully, and to complete a verbal questionnaire detailing their experiences and results.”

In return for your hard work and dedication, each Nap Reviewer will receive US $1500 (AU 1,939.83) at the end of the testing period.

People from all around the world are invited to apply. Nappers must be over 18 and applications are to be submitted before May 31.

We wish you the best of luck in securing this literal dream job, but if you’re looking to practice, Each Night has kindly provided its expert day-napping tips. According to the site, you need to find a quiet place, set an alarm, avoid naps too late in the day, and give yourself enough time to wake up properly.

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