Like to sleep? How does getting paid for it sound? The Beijing Morning Post reported March 17 that a Shanghai company is seeking for professional sleepers. Employees can rake in more than $14,000 a year for taking dietary supplements and evaluating their effects on sleep. Global demand for professional sleepers has increased in recent years.
The Associated Press reported Helsinki’s Hotel Finn was looking for multilingual professional sleepers a few years ago to assess the hotel’s accommodations and blog about them. According to job search engine Simply Hired, professional sleepers are counting more than just sheep, with an average salary of about $61,000 in the United States. On a larger scale, the job trend is part of a booming sleep industry. According to data from market research firm in Euromonitor, sleep aid sales in the U.S. are projected to hit more than $830 million in 2021.