Sleeping on the job? Not a problem!

Sealy retail marketing manager Kim Bennett announces the Sealy Sleeping on the Job competition.
Sealy retail marketing manager Kim Bennett announces the Sealy Sleeping on the Job competition. David Nielsen

IT MAY not be “The best job in the world” but it’s pretty close.

Bed manufacturer Sealy is looking for a new employee and the job description is simple – you just have to sleep on the job.

The successful applicant will sleep on a top-of-the-line Sealy bed for 30 nights and complete a sleep journal about their sleep routines.

With Sealy’s head office based in Wacol, Ipswich locals are in prime position to score the job.

National training manager Daniel Robinson said the company hoped to gain some valuable first-hand insight into sleep habits.

“We get a lot of feedback and information from our customers already on sleep habits, but this gives us an opportunity to document someone directly in a bit of a controlled environment,” Mr Robinson said.

“The bed is a huge component of helping someone sleep well and the other step is what we do prior to going to bed.

“We know we’ve got the manufacturing side down so now we want to share more insight into what things people can do to sleep better, as well as the bed.”

Mr Robinson expects the job to attract a lot of interest due to the $10,000 salary package, which includes a top-of-the-line queen bed and manchester package.

“In all honesty it’s the ultimate job. It’s one I wish that we could apply for,” he said. “We’re going to give someone the opportunity to get paid for sleeping.

“Everyone knows that person who loves to sleep, falls asleep in meetings, working on the computer and that’s the kind of person we want. It’s a work from home job, we want them as comfortable as possible so we’ll give someone a $100 a night pay, the bedding package and deliver it to their home.”

Anyone over 18 can apply via twitter, with the most unique and clever responses to be shortlisted.


The average adult aged 25-55 should have eight hours sleep a night.

Less than five hours a night can double your risk of cardiovascular disease.

If you fall asleep in less than five minutes it means you are sleep deprived. Between 10 and 15 minutes is ideal.

The older you get, the less sleep you need.

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