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Sleep internship in India

This Bengaluru-based startup is offering Rs 1 lakh to sleep for 9 hours

Falling asleep at work can be very embarrassing and it can even get you fired. For some individuals, chronically falling asleep at work can also be a symptom of an underlying health problem. But droopy eyes and wobbly heads are seen in almost every office.

Yet, ‘sleeping on the job’ is something that is never encouraged or even defended by companies. But what if we told you there is a workplace that pays interns a handsome sum of money for sleeping 9 hours every day? You’d probably think we are joking.

Well, an Indian startup that produces mattresses has a ‘dream’ offer for interns.

Wakefit.co is offering a ‘sleep internship’, where it’s asking candidates to nap for 9 hours a day for 100 days. The stipend for the job is Rs 1 lakh. However, getting the internship is a tad bit challenging as a candidate must convince the company about his or her love for sleep.

Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, director and co-founder of Wakefit.co, said they are looking to recruit the best sleepers in the country, who are willing to go any lengths to make sleep their topmost priority.

During the internship, the company will be monitoring a candidate’s sleep pattern while they sleep on a mattress. They will also offer counselling sessions and hand out sleep trackers to candidates.

The stipend will be offered to a candidate only after the complete data of sleeping 9 hours a day for 100 days is shared with the company.

Besides the sleep internship, the company is also campaigning for the ‘Right To Work Naps’, that will encourage short siestas in office.

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