Getting good sleep is something most of us associate with weekends when you have no plans.
You can stay in bed and sleep as long as you want, maybe get up in between naps eat a good breakfast or lunch.
However, none of us have been paid to sleep or to lie in bed – but now our dreams can become a reality.
Space organization NASA is now looking for participants for a study that involves lying in bed for two full months.
The reward: more than $6,000 a month, according to Ladbible.
NASA is an acronym for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The agency is responsible for the US space program, which includes carefully studying how astronauts respond to space conditions, in order to best ensure the safety and health of astronauts during space travel.
Get paid to sleep
Most of us will never get close to go out in space, but now we can still help NASA, here at planet earth.
For a study that NASA plans to carry out in the fall, they are now looking for healthy women between the ages of 24 and 55 to spend 60 days in bed. The purpose is to research how the human body responds to being in a horizontal position over a long period.
All daily tasks, such as eating, showering and going to the toilet, take place lying down and you also get a sizeable salary for your troubles. What do you think about $6,000 a month?
Watch TV or study
The research takes 79 days; you have five days of introduction, 60 days in bed and then 14 days of recovery and adaptation to normal life again.
The participants will live in a single room with an even temperature where you spend all their time lying down.
Besides sleeping, NASA recommends that you study or learn a new skill.
But the fact is that you can do whatever you want, as long as you remain in the assigned position, so you are free to watch your favorite TV series or read a book if you like.
30 minutes in a “human centrifuge”
Once a day, however, one must spend 30 minutes in what they call “human centrifuge”.
This machine “generates artificial gravity and distributes body fluids back into the body.”
It may sound uncomfortable but NASA promises it’s a rather enjoyable experience.
If gaining weight during the study period worries you, you can relax, professional dietists will plan all meals to fit the participant’s personal needs so they‘re healthy and full of nutrition during the entire process.
What a dream job for us sleep-lovers! Now press SHARE so your sleepy friends can sign up!