How does camping in the great outdoors affect your sleep?
That’s what the company Sleep Junkie is hoping to find out — and it’ll pay a family $1,500 to help with the research.
Get paid to go camping
Mattress manufacturing company Sleep Junkie is exploring how outdoor factors like temperature, humidity and wildlife sounds can affect people’s sleep, according to an email sent to the Deseret News.
As part of this research, the company will pay a family $1,500 to go on a three-night trip at a camping site of the family’s choosing. The trip’s expenses will also be covered.
During the camping trip, family members must compile a report about their sleeping experience, detailing what kind of sleeping equipment they brought and how it helped with their outdoor sleep, and how various outdoor factors affected their sleep, according to Sleep Junkie’s website.
How to apply for Sleep Junkie camping trip
To apply for the position, you must be at least 21 years old and be fluent in English. The application, which can be filled out on Sleep Junkie’s website, requires a headshot, 60-second introduction video and links to social media profiles.
Only one entry per family is permitted. People have until Aug. 12 to enter the competition, and one winner will be notified via email within 14 business days after the closing date, according to the company’s website.
The benefits of camping
Research has shown that camping can be good for your health and improve sleep, Time magazine reported. A 2017 study in the journal Current Biology revealed that spending more time outdoors, even for just a weekend, can send people to bed earlier and help reset your internal clock.
You’re also less likely to be distracted by your phone and other technology while camping, which in turn can also lead to better sleep at night, according to Outside Online.