The concept of a job that pays to sleep became popular after Bengaluru

The concept of a job that pays to sleep became popular after Bengaluru-based sleep and home solutions company, Wakefit.co, created a viral sensation with its Sleep Internship initiative in 2020.

Wakefit.co on August 24 unveiled the winner of The Wakefit Sleep Internship Season 2 – Batch of 2021.

15 candidates from across the country were selected as sleep interns last year, to applaud their passion for sleep.

The interns who were selected in Season 2 had to work every night in the comfort of their home for a deep, uninterrupted sleep of 9 hours for 100 consecutive nights.

26-year-old Triparna Chakraborty from Kolkata, one of the four finalists for the season, was crowned ‘India’s First Sleep Champion’. She took home a grand prize of Rs 5 lakh.

4 finalists were selected from the 15 interns to compete against each other for one last time in a “live sleep-off” to bag the crown.

The finalists, namely, Abadur Siddiqi (Kolkata), Kushagra Sharma (Bilaspur), Yogesh Bhatt (Dehradun), and Triparna Chakraborty (Kolkata) were monitored live on camera throughout their night’s sleep and were judged on parameters such as sleep duration, awake time, REM sleep, light sleep and deep sleep to determine their sleep efficiency score.

Triparna emerged as the clear winner with a sleep efficiency score of 95%, making her India’s First Ever Sleep Champion.

Apart from Triparna, who took home the grand prize of Rs 5 lakh, other 14 interns after having slept for 100 days have received their stipend of Rs 1 lakh.

Wakefit.co now announced that entries for the Sleep Internship Season 3 are now open and nterested candidates can fill in their entries at https://www.wakefit.co/sleepintern/

The contenders who clear the selection process in Season 3 will have to turn up to work every night in the comfort of their home for a deep, uninterrupted sleep of 9 hours for 100 consecutive nights.

The selected sleep interns will not only get Rs 1 lakh but the pool of interns will get to compete with each other too, for a grand prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Each of the interns will be provided with a Wakefit.co mattress and a sophisticated sleep tracker. They will also get to participate in various sleep-related challenges as part of the internship to emerge as India’s most passionate sleeper.

As part of its scientific approach to sleep, the company will also facilitate counseling sessions with sleep experts, fitness experts, home decor specialists, etc. for the interns.

The Wakefit Sleep Internship was one of the most viral campaigns since its launch in 2019. While Season 1 received 1.75 lakh applications, Season 2 took the internet by storm and garnered an overwhelming response with 5.5 lakh applicants from across the country.