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Get Paid $9557 to Sleep!

Written By: Gary on September 27, 2007 121 Comments

So you have to spend 47 consecutive days and nights living at the hospital in your own room but it does pay you $9557. I thought it might be interesting, especially if out of a job (or really bored). But here’s the downside:

You will not know what time it is during the 47-day study, and the room has no windows, clocks, TV, and you will not be allowed to bring devices that tell time. You will also not have access to a telephone during the 47-day study.

Holy cow! I think it’s really a suicide study. Or some kind of reality TV show. I’ve got to assume that means no ‘net access either!!!

You will be told when to go to sleep and when to wake up, when to shower, and when to eat your meals. You will also have to take performance tests on a computer in your room many times each day. In between these study activities you will have free time, but your free time will be interrupted frequently.

Actually, it does say “at no time are you being recorded on video or audiotape” so I guess it’s not a reality show. All the info is in the SlickDeals post if you’re interested…

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121 Responses to “Get Paid $9557 to Sleep!”

  1. ajooja says on: 28 September 2007 at 5:22 pm

    Part of this is really intriguing to me, but I couldn’t do it at this point in my life.

  2. Lindsay says on: 15 October 2007 at 9:17 pm

    I completed the similar study in Boston which lasted 39 consecutive days.

    It was close to suicide. But I came out of it with $9,150.

  3. Leroy says on: 22 October 2007 at 2:09 am

    I did one of these studies. And I almost hung myself. They had to come in and stop me from killing myself. DONT DO THESE THEY ARE STUPID AND ABSURD! YOU WILL COMMIT!

  4. Allan Martin says on: 4 September 2008 at 3:24 pm

    I really want to get just for sleeping

  5. chris says on: 20 November 2008 at 3:27 pm

    9000???and somme change??? could do 47 days standing on my head . Im not crazy but i need the money so bad. I would do anything to get enough money to get my life straight.

  6. Eric says on: 16 January 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I know that if you work as a security guard on graveyard shifts, many sites are quiet enough that you can get paid to sleep.

    Sleep for 45 minutes, and do a call check every hour. If you are in a building, sleeping in the bathroom or a room is helpful.

  7. Gary St.Laurent says on: 18 January 2009 at 11:47 am

    I really need the money and im willing to do anything to get my life back on track.

  8. Jaz says on: 20 January 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I think this is possibly the dumiest thing ever but it gets the bills paid so hey! And 9grand to top it of i would live in a hole for 47 days for that kind of money. its a freakin recession going on!

  9. marg says on: 31 January 2009 at 1:50 pm


  10. Christiana says on: 17 March 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I’m ready to sleep for 47 days and night, sign me in.

  11. FELTON RATLIFF says on: 20 May 2009 at 1:19 am

    i would like to try the sleep study

  12. James K says on: 28 May 2009 at 1:51 pm

    How do you sign up???

  13. Gary says on: 28 May 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I’m assuming since this post is 2 years old, it’s not an option any more…

  14. Annette Brown says on: 24 June 2009 at 7:59 am

    i can do this, i have some free time, i would love to get some sleep. you can call me at 347-xxx-xxx

  15. movinon says on: 12 August 2009 at 12:20 pm

    The study is still going on, I applied recently and didn’t qualify but they have others as well. There are strict requirements you have to meet and your stay may require blood draws via IV’s or needle sticks.

  16. deborah mccray says on: 21 August 2009 at 5:17 pm

    please consider me for this sleep study i really need the money

  17. david mccray says on: 21 August 2009 at 5:21 pm

    please consider me for this project

  18. amanda rhoten says on: 21 September 2009 at 5:30 pm

    i want to sign up

  19. Joe Crespo says on: 14 October 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I really need the money, and I have trouble sleeping anyways…

  20. Stephen says on: 8 December 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I would like to study wat affect you while you’re in a room by urself, to studie ur sleeping habbits.

  21. Skippy says on: 15 January 2010 at 12:31 pm

    That averages about $200/day and at 24 hors a day, you are only getting paid about $8/hr. Not much off from minimum wage. It isn’t worth it.

  22. matthew tait says on: 2 February 2010 at 2:17 pm

    when do i start?

  23. s. prince says on: 2 June 2010 at 10:42 am

    sign me up twice back to back.

  24. Alex Alvarez says on: 11 June 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I’m interested in the 47 day sleep study. I am 18 yrs. of age

  25. fernando hurtado says on: 15 June 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Im interested in the 47 day sleep study. I am 38 years of age.

  26. Allen Kmiecinski says on: 16 June 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I am 30 yrs old and would love the opportunity to participate in a study like that. I would love to know what kind of findings there might be

  27. Perry says on: 23 June 2010 at 1:03 pm

    i am 22 years old and would really like to do this sleep study. I usually only sleep 4 hours per day and have a lot of energy. I have been like this since I can remember.

  28. laura says on: 1 July 2010 at 11:21 am

    i have been thisway my whole life i want to try it

  29. Joseph Fleming says on: 21 July 2010 at 12:02 pm

    sounds good. sign me up

  30. Joseph Fleming says on: 21 July 2010 at 12:03 pm

    sounds good. sign me up. where is this hospital?

  31. donna says on: 2 August 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I would like to do this study knowing that i have sleeping problems need to know whats going on with that. sign me up

  32. beth thomas says on: 18 August 2010 at 3:05 pm

    sign me up ….lol na fa real

  33. sarah hines says on: 16 September 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Im 32 years young ,I also need the money

  34. thomas mccathy says on: 6 December 2010 at 9:52 am

    I’m 30 years old and i am interested in the test!

  35. big jay says on: 13 December 2010 at 6:14 pm

    The posistion is only available in BOSTON and you have to be 18-30 to apply.

  36. crystal williams says on: 29 March 2011 at 10:39 am

    I need to know what i need to do to get started i have insomia and this sleep study would catch me up on much needed sleep please contact me at 770-670-3317

  37. moses gross says on: 15 June 2011 at 4:08 am

    I would love to do this please sign me up my house num. is 606 662 4398 best time to call is after 4pm or before 1am i live in campton, KY. need to know how i get started i would love to start real soon

  38. Marcus says on: 27 June 2011 at 9:09 am

    I’m 26 years old and I need that money too. I’m in California.

  39. Monkey Butt says on: 4 August 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Hate to be the one to break it to you guys, but if there’s been a renewed interest in the experiments conducted during WW 2, there could be another incident. Think about it, your asleep, & they’ve prob got lots of doctors around, with their nice, pointy needles.
    They could drug your food, drinks, & even perform mental experiments on you while asleep, which are usually non-reversible. Who’s to say they’ll stick to the rules? They’ve got you, & if they can convince everyone your insane, no one will listen to your claims. Of course, this is just a possibility, & a worse case scenario.

  40. Nene colon says on: 19 August 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Sounds like fun to me. Gives me time to talk to me. Sign me up, twice.

  41. Josh Morales says on: 25 August 2011 at 8:14 am

    I’m scared of the dark. I like being alone. I like doing nothing. Sleep sometimes bores me. Sure, I’ll do this job. It seems really challenging. Mentally. Contact me.

  42. david says on: 27 August 2011 at 12:31 pm

    sign me up need the money to change my life who cares if its 47 days or 100 days look how the pows had to live for years i live in ILL.MY NUMBER IS 224 634-1034

  43. Robert says on: 26 September 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Send me more info I need some money r.smiley99 AT yahoo.com

  44. tony says on: 29 October 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Hook me up .I b ready

  45. Mary murray says on: 30 November 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I am interested in sleep study, because I did a take home one and it said I was positive for sleep apnea

  46. shawn says on: 5 December 2011 at 3:55 pm

    i would just like to say i would like to get a lil more info about the study that are going on and if i can get a list email to me at Levittownbristol2011@yahoo.com so if someone out there do have a up to date list for 2011 or 2012 i would be happy if u can email me that list thank yall

  47. Fern Lehmann says on: 18 January 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I would NEVER do this, because as one person pointed out they could do anything they wanted to you. Plus I would NEVER agree to be separated from my family for 47 days!

  48. Telease says on: 3 August 2012 at 12:12 am

    I have been suffering from insomnia for the past 3 months and I would love to receive some help. I am a 26yr old female from florida. contact me at leasygreasy@gmail.com. you can contact me any time (I’m always awake) and I will respond quickly.

  49. Gambino says on: 22 August 2012 at 3:18 pm

    So you signing yourself up for soitary confinement jail but you get paid for it i dont know how anyone can stay sane all you could do is sleep

  50. Durrell says on: 20 September 2012 at 11:19 am

    I’am interested! i would like more info about this study and if they are still recruiting applicants! please email me at stewrell15@yahoo.com

  51. herme says on: 26 December 2012 at 12:15 pm

    sign me up i’ve done worst and i need the money.will i make it,well find out?i wake up all hours,cant get a good night sleep!

  52. juan says on: 15 January 2013 at 11:35 pm

    it’s not worth a single minute of my life. I will be away from my beloved kids, I won’t see the sunset or sunrise or the moon for 47 days. I won’t get to enjoy a nice cup of coffee or have sex or a kiss. 47 day of my life will be wasted,no sun light on my face, or cold breeze. All that have no price for a chance to go insane not even enjoy the money

  53. Larry Thompkins says on: 21 March 2013 at 10:01 am

    I am interested in the SLEEP STUDY PROGRAM. Please contact me at 305-989-9074.

    Thank you.

  54. Edward Loving says on: 17 July 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I am interested in the 47 day study please send me more information at: 269 s. Western. Av.#108 Los Angeles Ca. 90004. Call me 323-872-6198

  55. Rich says on: 19 September 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I’m really interested in the sleep study, I’m 44 male, don’t sleep much,like to find out why

  56. George says on: 11 October 2013 at 4:30 am

    Lol telling me when I have to fall asleep/wake up. Its impossible for me to do either or with an alarm clock

  57. George says on: 11 October 2013 at 4:35 am

    Listen I can easily sit in a room for 47 days and do absolutely nothing. I can day dream for 20 plus hours a day with my eyes closed. Its just the sleeping part itself that would be tough. Curiosity is always a good thing in my eyes

  58. Frank Stewart says on: 25 October 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I’m interested in the sleep study because i have a sleep disorder myself. However i could surely use the money so please contact me at 1347-513-9953..THANK YOU..

  59. Kelvin Collier says on: 1 February 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I very interested in doing sleep study.Can be reach at 470-269-9903

  60. juanita says on: 12 June 2014 at 10:37 am

    i have a sleeping disorder or something but i also can use the money to catch up on a few bills i think i can do this sleep study try me

  61. lemmond woodard says on: 25 July 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I would participate contact me at 2144345789

  62. branden rose says on: 16 September 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Im interested in the sleep study and. Would like to sign up asap.

  63. hi im jamilah and i am interested in a study says on: 12 November 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Sounds like a hard study but it doesn’t sound impossible!

  64. Frank Euseary says on: 18 November 2014 at 4:49 pm

    U would love to be in this study for I could use the money

  65. Isaiah says on: 9 December 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Sign me up im 26 and im interested
    Contact me on my email
    I always apply to it

  66. kevin says on: 27 December 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Sign me up

  67. Zoya Thorpe says on: 17 January 2015 at 10:55 am

    Where is this located and what are the requirements

  68. devorn burgess says on: 22 February 2015 at 1:01 am

    I am interested in the study my number 954 400 8799. 95430917084

  69. Alfredo says on: 7 July 2015 at 5:10 am

    Yes I will be interested . You can call me at 347-456-5166 or email me at alfredohenry2@gmail.com. Thank you

  70. chase thomas says on: 2 August 2015 at 1:58 pm

    832 248 8308 cell
    832 771-0588
    281 683 6573

  71. mike says on: 26 August 2015 at 12:16 am

    i want to do it mike p

  72. S. Funkellwerk says on: 12 September 2015 at 5:17 am

    interested as i have sleep disorder. 3137534486

  73. Clay Robbins says on: 5 October 2015 at 12:59 am

    I would really interested in this study if it still in effect. I will answer any and all replies to this email.

    Clay Wm. Robbins

  74. shalonda Page says on: 20 October 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I am Interested in the sleep study please contact me ASAP 6362970203

  75. Keatta says on: 31 October 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I’m am interesting


  76. Mark martin says on: 9 December 2015 at 5:21 am

    Yes i would like to do the study! Give me a call asap! Us army veteran

  77. Chantelle says on: 11 December 2015 at 3:42 am

    I would like to apply to do the 47 days and nights.
    I’m 19 years of age

  78. Sennaia says on: 12 December 2015 at 11:15 am

    If this is true I’m in need of money I go to college and it would help me and my family please someone help me sign up email me at mosleyforlife@gmail.com only if you can help me with getting paid

  79. Sydney Kent says on: 12 January 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I’m interested! are you still doing this!? freespirit001001@gmail.com

  80. OFRA says on: 16 February 2016 at 7:10 pm


  81. JoKay says on: 3 March 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Yes if ur still even doing this contact my email Thanku..mandygotzu@gmail.com?

  82. Jarrod Hunt says on: 11 March 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Please email me or call me at 732-535-6844

  83. mike says on: 20 April 2016 at 3:41 am

    I’m down for it any thing to get back on my feet let me know

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