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You Can Get Paid £1,400 To Sleep In New Study

You Can Get Paid £1,400 To Sleep In New Study

Most of us spend much of our Monday mornings longing to be back in your bed. But no one gets paid to sleep, right? Yes, they do. And this could be your chance to get in on the action - curtain and blind manufacturer Hillarys are looking for someone to take part in a new study.

They are investigating how light and sound can disrupt sleep and are recruiting someone to become a sleep executive - paying the chosen dozer £1,428.57. Not bad, eh?

The successful applicant will be invited to the firm's offices in Nottingham where, over the course of 15 days, they will be set up with some sleep monitoring gear to determine how different conditions affect the quality of their shut-eye over varied time periods.

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Some of the simulations will include the use of blackout curtains and various light and sound disruptions.

After waking from their slumber, the sleep exec will then be asked to fill in a questionnaire so the Hillarys team can analyse their perspective on each environment set-up.

You could get paid £1,400 to have a kip. Credit: PA
You could get paid £1,400 to have a kip. Credit: PA

Speaking about the exciting new role, Lucy Askew, interiors expert at Hillarys, said: "What a great way to not only test out our blackout products, but to also see the way light and sound affect sleep quality.

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"Sleep is so important, and many might not appreciate how even a slither of light can disrupt your much-needed seven hours.

"We're looking forward to getting the new sleep executive on board and seeing the findings of this experiment."

Potential sleep execs have until 11.59pm on 9 April 2020 to apply. To find out more about the role, you can visit the application page here.

Applicants have until 9 April to register their interest. Credit: PA
Applicants have until 9 April to register their interest. Credit: PA
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But if this doesn't sound like the one for you, fear not, because last month the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology (MEDES) in Toulouse, France, announced it was looking for someone to lie in the bath for a week.

The European Space Agency (ESA) wants 20 women (previous studies were all-male) to sit in a dry-immersion bath for five days to test the effects of weightlessness on the human body.

Dry-immersion means that participants lie in the bath on a waterproof sheet, so don't actually get wet.

Explaining the concept, ESA said: "Dry-immersion studies benefit from placing less pressure on the body as volunteers are supported and suspended evenly in the tub, a condition that mimics the floating astronauts experience on the International Space Station."

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]