Get paid to sleep on the job

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 19 at 12:20 PM

PHOENIX -- Ever wish you could get paid for just lying around in bed? Well, you could be in luck.

NASA is looking for a few good subjects to take part in a space flight simulation study. The research will help NASA develop methods to keep astronauts healthier and safer when they spend a long time in space in zero gravity.

Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? Just lie in bed and do nothing. But here's the catch: you have to spend 70 straight days in bed. And you can't get up.

You can read, watch TV, play on the computer, or even work. But you have to remain in bed, lying down.

NASA is demanding that test participants be very healthy, and applicants will have to go through a rigorous physical, not to mention a brain test with a psychologist.

But if you qualify, if could be worth it. The study pays $18,000!

If you'd like to apply, you can find out more information at bedreststudy.jsc.nasa.gov.

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