Top 10 Get Paid To Sleep Jobs

Have you ever imagined how you can get paid while sleeping?This is one of the highest paid jobs to some folks out there.It may sound unbelievable to many people out there how possible it is to sleep, wake up and get paid. Sounds easy right?

Without much ado, let’s quickly show you the TOP 10 GET PAID TO SLEEP JOBS and  how easy it is to get paid while sleeping.



NASA may not be the place to start a career in professional sleeping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be involved in research studies. Hospitals and Universities are constantly looking for participants to take part in various study opportunities, including those on sleep. These studies typically focus on measuring brain waves, respiration, heart rhythm, and muscle movement. Participants can be healthy individuals or those who suffer from sleep disorders it depends on what the study entails. You’ll just need to be comfortable with people watching you sleep, as they track changes based on your body and brain. According to one study conducted at the University of Colorado, a 14 to 17-day sleep study paid out as much as $2730.

The Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School is looking for subjects to take part in their 32- or 37-day sleep research study. Subjects will take part in this study at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Each study has different requirements, but you can make up to $10,125 if selected..


Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Sleep Disorders Center has been providing specialized sleep testing to the community since 1977. The Center is fully accredited with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has board certified medical and technical staff. The physicians at the Center specialize in helping people who are unable to sleep well and who struggle to stay awake during the day. These physicians detect and treat both common and rare sleep disorders. The Sleep Disorders Laboratory utilizes 21st century technology to evaluate sleep to confirm the presence of disease or abnormality, identify the nature of the sleep disturbance, determine the extent of the abnormality, and help define the course of therapy.  The Center offers include diagnostic and therapeutic polysomnography in the investigation of the following possible disorders:

It takes the contributions of many individuals to make Mount Sinai the world class institution it is today.  Mount Sinai’s Coral Gables satellite office has a rewarding opportunity for a charismatic customer service focused Sleep Technician.    We offer competitive pay, an excellent work environment and flexible schedule. 

  1. CHINESE SLEEP TESTERA : Chinese firm is giving a new spin to the saying “sleeping on the job”, as it is offering applicants 100,000 yuan (S$20,000) a year to be a professional sleeper. The job has been dubbed “the world’s most comfortable job” by Chinese netizens, China’s Beijing Morning Post said in a report on Friday (March 17). The Chinese paper said the company offering it is well-known health supplement firm Nao Baijin.
    Those selected for the job have to test the company’s products, simulate actual sleeping patterns of workers in different industries and write research reports on how taking the supplements affects sleep quality.

“For example, many programmers sleep late and wake up late and their sleeping patterns are chaotic. As a sleep tester, the workers need to mimic a programmer’s schedule and deduce the sleep quality derived, before suggesting ways to improve it,” a spokesman told Beijing Morning Post.

Beijing Morning Post understands that the entry requirements for a professional sleep tester are not very high – the main requirement is for one to love sleeping, and applicants are not restricted by their previous industry.

A career adviser told the Post that sleep testers are common elsewhere. In America, large public hospitals often have sleep testers. They are sought after in sleep deprived America, which sees 30 per cent of its population battle with insomnia, and can earn up to US$300,000 (S$419,000) a year.


If you hate getting out of bed, there’s no need to with these jobs. There are positions out there that pay people to test anything from mattresses to duvets. For the most part, individuals test products and then blog about their experience or help companies make decisions based on the products they test.

Another classic example of this was a position filled back in 2006. Travelodge’s Director of Sleep, Wayne Munnelly, was paid to nap within the company’s 25,000 beds. Not a bad gig if you ask me. There are also positions offered for luxury bed testers. Like Roisin Madigan, who earned £1000 to sleep in designer beds every day for a month.

There’s also Ms. Unsworth from London, who is paid to test duvets. She said, ’My friends and family think I’ve got the best job in the world – and they’re probably right.’ Her degree in textile management allowed her to land this opportunity which she describes as her dream job.

This goes to show you that random, yet fitting positions can be created based on what you offer. Like any company, bedding and mattress companies are always looking for unique ways to increase sales and strengthen their market presence. If you think you have something to offer this industry, reach out to see if you could be one of these lucky people.



Pediatricians and Neonatologists who work 12-and-a-half-hour shifts are paid £1,800 by the NHS and are allowed to sleep through their shift. This night shift pays triple, weighing in at a hefty £144 an hour (which is around $245 in the US).

During these shifts, consultants are on-call, meaning they’re allowed to sleep through their shift as long as there are no emergencies. Considering it would take an NHS nurse more than a month to earn what these consultants make in one night, there have been some concerns.


They work with doctors and others up all night to imrove patients’ sleep or relieve insomnia. Some are respiratory therapists, with a median US pay of $54,280; other are clinicians with specialties such has pediatric sleep. There are more than 1,200 openings for various sleep technologist postions. Job Summary a Polysomnographic Technologist works under the general supervision of the clinical director (MD, DO, or PhD) or designee to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. This may involve polysomnography, diagnostic and therapeutic services or patient care and education. A Polysomnographic Technologist can perform the duties defined for a Polysomnographic Technician and may provide supervision of other staff. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate. General requirements Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs.

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Although this sounds a little controversial, it was most certainly real in 2009. The New Museum in New York was looking for women between the ages of 18-40 who were willing to be part of a Chu Yun exhibit. This job required them to take sleeping pills and sleep in the middle of the museum between the hours of 12 pm and 6 pm. although it only paid $10 an hour, that’s a lot more money than you’d get to nap at home.


`Big companies, such as Google, Facebook, Huffington Post, and National Wide Planning, all encourage their employees to take a mid-day snooze. They’ve even invested in energy pods which are chairs designed for power naps, costing anywhere from $8,900 to $12,900. These fancy pods offer a unique design, allowing employees to recline and block out sights and sounds from the environment around them. Some of the other bells and whistles include built-in speakers that play calming music and ’timed waking’ which allows individuals to pre-programme napping time. These companies have recognized the power of a twenty-minute nap. Experts say that’s all it takes to be able to get back to work, but recommend nap time between the hours of 1 pm and 4 pm. Any later and individuals could interfere with their critical night’s rest. Employees admit that when they have a quick rest, they’re able to approach the afternoon with greater force, increasing overall productivity. Although these positions involve a lot more than napping, sleep is seen as a positive part of the day and is highly encouraged.

If you’d like to sleep and get paid for it, your best bet is to start with local Universities that are looking for study participants. If you’re really ambitious, aim to work for one of the large companies discussed above. There are opportunities out there, you just need to go hunting for them.


POSITION OBJECTIVE:  The Night Sleep Technologist are responsible for a variety of tasks which include patient testing preparation for polysomnography, data collection pertinent to the interpretation of the sleep study, treatment intervention, and all other tasks within the scope of practice related to patient care.  The position reports to the Operations Coordinator.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

NPSG Preparation:

  • Review patient request form orders and protocols for study.
  • Review pertinent information in patient chart.
  • Communicate with ordering physician to clarify unclear orders and update physician (per protocol) of patient status in a clear, concise manner.
  • Administer appropriate questionnaires to patients, give tours, and explain procedures for evening.
  • Calibrate sleep systems and other equipment (CPAP, oximeters, etc.), as well as troubleshooting any problem areas during calibrations.
  • Select and change montages on sleep systems, as appropriate.
  • Score polysomnograms according to the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associates Events:  Rules, Terminology, and Technical Specifications.
  • Enter all necessary information in the logbook and the patient’s EMR.
  • Measure and apply EEG electrodes according to the international 10-20 system.
  1. SLEEP STUDIESYou mean you go to sleep every night and don’t get paid for it? Your luck may be about to change. Turns out several million people in the United States suffer through sleepless nights, which many researchers agree greatly affects overall health. Numerous hospitals dedicate entire divisions to studying sleep — and they’re willing to pay you several thousand dollars just to watch you nap. Most studies want healthy adults with consistent sleep patterns. I checked both boxes, and earned $12,000 participating in two studies in the same hospital. Here’s what I learned in the process, and how you, too, can get paid to sleep.

What Happens After You’re Accepted

You have just become the recruiter’s best friend! She’ll want to talk to you and see you all the time. Next, you’ll go to the hospital for a series of briefings and tests. You’ll likely meet the doctor conducting the research, who will give you a thorough explanation of the study and its processes. At this point, you’ll likely take two exams:

  • A psychological exam: The goal is to make sure you can handle isolation and a hospital environment in general
  • A physical exam: Like a standard physical, a nurse will weigh you, take a small blood sample, ask you to pee in a cup, etc.

You won’t know right then and there if your blood and urine earned an A+, but you’re well on your way to completing the process. The best part? This is paid time. If you get cold feet and decide to quit at this point, you’ll still get paid for each part of the process you’ve completed so far. Compensation varies, but most researchers want to dangle a carrot so you’ll keep going. Most of the time you can expect a $25-$100 payment for each step you complete. Most facilities are really good about the payout breakdown, but if yours doesn’t explain it at the beginning, ask. This is also your opportunity to discuss when and how you’ll be paid, as well as how your payment will be taxed.

After your exams, you’ll meet up with your new BFF, the recruiter who you will call every day for the duration of the study. At this point, I actually stopped calling her my BFF and started calling her “my mother.” She gave me a special watch to monitor my light and activity patterns, keeping an eye on what I was doing. You’ll also keep a physical sleep log documenting your progress as you wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, and you’ll call your new “mom” as you’re doing this to make sure what you say you’re doing is true. That said, Mom has faith in you. She wants you to succeed, and if you blow curfew a few nights, you probably won’t be kicked out of the study.

The Rewards of Participating in Sleep Studies

Though it is not easy but the rewards are great. I earned $4,000 for a four-day study and $8,000 for a seven-day study. Plus, when you’re not giving blood or following instructions, you can do pretty much whatever you want outside of activities that would raise your heart rate.If you want to relax, simply hang out in your comfiest clothes and listen to music, write letters, draw or paint. I never make time to create comics, but I completed three during one study, not to mention finishing several books that had been collecting dust on my shelves. Or, put your time to work. Devise a business plan for a new venture, outline your new blog’s content calendar or even write letters to members of Congress. During one of my studies, a technician told me another participant worked on his architecture senior thesis during his time in the study!

Although you’re subject to frequent interruptions, if you can bounce back to what you were originally working on, it’s a great time to really hone in on any type of project. I suggest packing a bag with notebooks, art supplies, books and projects you’ve been meaning to work on, and seeing what you feel like.