When it comes to a dream job, it probably doesn’t get much better than this: a mattress retailer is looking to hire someone who will literally be paid to sleep on the job.
Wakefit, an Indian start-up that describes itself as a “sleep solutions company,” is hiring a number of “sleep interns” to test out their sleep aid products.
Those selected will be paid more than $1,400 to sleep for nine hours a night for 100 nights after being provided with a mattress and fitness tracker by Wakefit.
Interns will have a work dress code of pajamas and can carry out their duties in the comfort of their own home, the company said. “We are seeking sleepy self-starters who are motivated enough to stay in bed for at least 8 hours of solid sleep,” an advert for the role on the company’s website reads.
The ideal candidate is someone who can thrive in a “slow-paced environment” and demonstrating an affinity for “cozy environments, napping, lazing and lounging” is a bonus.
Candidates need to demonstrate “a fanatical passion for sleep and an innate ability to fall asleep at the slightest given opportunity,” the company said.
The jokey job description explains that the successful candidate will be someone who can “fall asleep just about anywhere—in traffic, in a meeting or even a noisy place like the bus stop.”
It adds that the role offers the opportunity “to keep your boring day job and to make money while you sleep at night.”
Basic qualifications required for the role include a degree in any field—but a “history of falling asleep in class” will count as relevant experience. Applicants should also be able to fall asleep within 10 or 20 minutes of their head hitting the pillow.
The company said it also prefers the successful candidates to be someone who prioritizes their sleep over social media and people who are not interested in binging television shows on streaming platforms.
Those who love to snooze alarms are preferred, the advert adds, but being a loud snorer is considered a disadvantage.
The company’s social media posts about the role led to a number of responses from prospective applicants keen to land the role.
“I can do it, I can sleep 10 hours in a day,” one woman wrote in response to the job post on Facebook. Another added: “It cannot get any better.”
Newsweek has contacted Wakefit for further comment.