Are you a cheese lover? Well if you are, would you believe me if I said that you’ll get paid for eating cheese? Now, will you be stunned if that payment equals $1000 dollars?
Well, then get ready to believe and be stunned because it’s true. Sleep Junkie, the company that specializes in providing high-quality sleep products and solutions for those who are looking for better sleep is the one behind this amusing deal.
The company was founded with the belief that everyone deserves a good night’s sleep, and they work tirelessly to ensure that their customers have access to the best sleep products and information to achieve this goal.
Sleep Junkie is looking for “dairy dreamers” for their most recent project, a group of individuals who will each receive $1,000 for consuming a different type of cheese before going to bed every day for three months. Why? To know how cheese impacts one’s sleep.
What Is The Real Deal?
The connection with food and sleep is so connected and ingrained in our lives that every one of us has that something that we don’t dare to consume at night.
Most of us reading this piece may have one or more memories where your grandparents or parents have warned you to abandon certain food or drinks at night through the force of their random anecdotes.
“Kiddo, don’t drink black tea at night, you’ll lose your sleep”, I remember my late grandfather saying. Although I’ve had black tea at night like forever since I grew up, memories of my grandfather advising me have never left my mind.
The same goes for cheese in the public consciousness. “Don’t eat cheese if you want to sleep well”, says some lads. But Sleep Junkie has no plan to rely on that anecdote and wants it proven by scientific research. Hence their project.
The participants will have to endure three months of “eating cheese before bed,” as was previously mentioned.
The dreamers, a.k.a. sleepers, will then be required to document their dreams, energy levels, and sleep quality in written reports and on a smartwatch.
In a study that appears a little too small to provide definitive results but will provide some insight into cheese sleep, the company seeks to ascertain whether cheese affects sleep.
The Sleep Junkies team is particularly interested in determining whether consuming dairy products prior to bedtime will increase the likelihood of nightmares and hence affect the quality of one’s sleep.
Who Can Apply To The Job?
But hold on. This dream job is not available to everyone who enjoys cheese, is simply unemployed, and loves to sleep all day. No disrespect, but there are certain prerequisites.
To begin with, you must be at least 21 years old, have a reliable sleep schedule, a smartwatch or fitness tracker, and sleep alone during the trials. Plus hone your writing skills because you may need them to write some small reports.
The participants must also not currently experience any sleep problems and cannot be lactose or dairy intolerant. That is central to the qualification process.
The study is expected to start in March and last for three months.
All set except one thing, some might feel. They said cheese, but what type of cheese? Is it a single variety or is it going to be the cheese heaven where we’ll be served all kinds of cheese? Well, Sleep Junkie has a clarification on that too.
According to the company, a list of cheeses, ranging from hard and lactose-free to blue and soft-ripened, will be sent to “dairy dreamers” on a weekly basis.
The trial will also offer cheese that is vegan in case there are vegan participants. Cloud nine is guaranteed!
Food And Sleep: The Importance Of The ‘Sleep Junkie’ Research
Certain foods can affect sleep, both positively and negatively. Some foods can promote sleep and help to make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep, while others can disrupt sleep and make it harder to get a good night’s rest.
Food that is or contains complex carbohydrates (whole grains, starchy vegetables, etc), Tryptophan-rich foods (turkey, chicken, cheese, nuts, and seeds), Magnesium-rich foods (leafy greens, almonds, cashews, and black beans), Calcium-rich foods (dairy products, leafy greens, and fortified foods) are generally found to promote sleep.
Whereas stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, can disrupt sleep by making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Spicy foods, high-fat foods, and alcohol are other known sleep disruptors that affect the quality of your sleep.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that each person’s body responds differently to various foods, so you should always keep track of your own experience and modify your diet as necessary.
A regular sleep schedule is also important. This entails going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on the weekends. Your body’s internal clock will be better regulated as a result, making it simpler to get to sleep and stay asleep.