How to earn $120 an hour for sleeping

You could be paid to sleep- the only catch is you then have to review a variety of beds.
You could be paid to sleep- the only catch is you then have to review a variety of beds. Photo credit: Getty

One lucky person will be paid $120 an hour to sleep and review different beds for a luxury homewares company in the United Kingdom.

Online marketplace Olivia's is searching for someone to try at least two beds per month for five nights and judge the bed based on comfort, size, aesthetic and durability.

"It's certainly not like any other job, because essentially our Comfort Connoisseur will be paid to sleep in luxury beds and daybeds, and feedback to us on their experience. We'll then use the detailed feedback provided by our newly appointed member of the team to create a bespoke review system on all of the beds we sell through our site," the job advertisement says.

The job requires no experience or qualifications, but the candidate must be able to accept deliveries, have indoor and outdoor space for beds and be at least 18 years old.

Olivia's would prefer someone with no sleep conditions and good writing skills.

Founder Nick Moutter says during the COVID-19 pandemic the company has seen a large increase in traffic and sales so they are in the position to hire the 'Comfort Connoisseur'.

"From the very beginning my vision for Olivia's has been centred around offering our customers the best possible experience, which is why we invest so heavily in the customer journey," Moutter says.

"At Olivia's, we have a genuine passion not just for quality, but also for fashion, and this is why finding someone with an eye for detail and aesthetics is so important.

"Anybody can lie on a bed and sleep, we want someone who can analyse the experience and provide detailed feedback that will serve our community of interior-obsessed customers."

The bed tester will be paid $120 per hour and the company is after an immediate start.

Applications for the role can be made on their website until the end of May.

This role comes after a similar one from Hillary's Mattress company in the UK who advertised a position requiring the employee to sleep, with monitoring gear assessing the influence of different conditions.

Some simulations included blackout curtains and light and sound disruptions.

The employee is then required to fill out a questionnaire and paid almost $3000 for the 15 day study period.

Applications closed on April 9, and the company says they had a "huge volume" of applications that they are still sorting through.

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