Image via Wakefit
This week on weird, new job opportunities, a company called Wakefit is offering up money for anyone who wants to sleep for nine hours a night for 100 nights. Wakefit is an Indian mattress company that, I’m guessing, is trying to drum up business by conducting a study showing their product improves sleep.
Any reader would be thrilled at first glance , considering most of us value and long for sleep throughout the day. If you take the time to look into what is required to become a ‘sleep intern’ as they call it, it’s actually pretty extensive and demanding.
My first questions was obviously is it paid—yes, yes it is. The catch is the nightly wage is only £1078, so it isn’t enough to live off of exactly. If you’re still interested despite the low stipend, because who’s kidding money is money, there are a lot of other hoops to jump through. The list of qualifications might as well be a mile long, take a look.
• A completed degree in any field. A history of falling asleep during class will be counted as relevant experience.Via
• We are seeking sleepy self-starters who are motivated enough to stay in bed for at least 8 hours of solid sleep.
• Should be able to fall asleep within 10-20 minutes of hitting the pillow.
• Strong knowledge and a distinctive point of view on sleep products and how they contribute to better sleep.
• Should demonstrate qualities of a team player, when the team is likely to miss their bedtime or likely to indulge in activities that discourage sleep.
• Past Experience in sleeping in any kind of environment – irrespective of noise and brightness levels.
• A focused and disciplined approach to record and analyse personal sleeping patterns.
• Demonstrated track record of prioritising sleep over social media.
• Attention to detail and a passion for clean bedsheets, cosy blankets and funky pajamas.
• Ability to adhere to strict guidelines of consumption of caffeinated beverages. We prefer candidates who have a taste for Chamomile.
• Binge watchers and people with nocturnal tendencies will be at a disadvantage.
• A low engagement and low activity on personal social media handles is a bonus.
• An innate ability to be laid back and stress free before bedtime.
• Snoring will be considered a disadvantage to securing this position.
• Lack of interest in content created by major streaming websites.
• Alarm snoozers, abilities to sleep through multiple alarms, etc. are preferred.
• A low screen time will be your biggest asset. The ideal candidate is one who has the ability to blissfully ignore phone notifications at night.
• An active interest in meditative sleep techniques.
• An in depth knowledge on the lyrics and tunes of lullabies. Good singing ability is a plus.
Knowledge of vernacular lullabies is preferred, but not mandatory.
A team player? Alarm snoozer abilities? Passion for comfy blankets and funky pajamas? I can’t tell if they’re serious or if this is a cheeky type of advertising to get people thinking about it.
If you’re considering applying anyways you can find the application here. See you next week and goodnight!