Change where workers are paid to sleep as “professional sleepers”

If you work shifts, it can be difficult to get enough sleep compared to people who work regularly from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Over 3 million people in the UK work nights, but the average shift worker loses one to four hours of sleep per night, often impacting their overall physical and mental health.

In an effort to help UK Night Workers, is looking for ‘Professional Sleepers’ to help them experiment with various methods and find the ultimate sleep routine.

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Five successful applicants, of different ages and professions, will each receive £ 500 for participating in a national study aimed at better understanding the habits and disruptions of night workers.

This will see them fitted with sleep monitoring equipment and participate in a series of changes to their usual routine, advised by a sleep specialist, such as; by adjusting their sleeping temperature, light source, sound and diet.

Commenting on the study, Jason Peterkin, Director of, said: “The past decade has seen a significant increase in the number of people working nights.

“While we are happy to continue to manufacture and sell blackout shades to shift workers, we believe it is important to better understand the nuances of daytime sleep.

“By undertaking this important study, we can use real-life scenarios and data to enable us to develop the most effective products, while sharing our broader findings to help the UK public overcome the challenge of daytime sleep. “

To apply, you must be a regular night shift worker and be prepared to try different methods to allow 247 Blinds to measure the quality of your sleep.

Dr Deborah Lee said, “The importance of good quality sleep should not be underestimated.

“Fatigue is unpleasant and difficult, but a lack of regular sleep can have serious and irreversible health consequences, including metabolic problems, heart disease, gastrointestinal difficulties, obesity, some cancers and poor health. mental.

“It’s crucial to understand that successful sleep during the day is not just about recreating the night, because our bodies are not programmed to sleep during this time.

“This study will provide insight into the factors that have a real impact on daylight hours rest and could make a real difference to the productivity and well-being of the growing nighttime workforce in the Kingdom. -United.”

Shift workers can apply for the position here until October 21.

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