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Are you a cheese lover? We’ll pay you $1000 to try different cheeses before going to bed!

Sleep Research
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Here at Sleep Junkie, we love all things sleep and are continually looking for new sleep-related topics to educate ourselves and our readers on. For this reason, we wanted to test out one of the most popular European sleep theories, that eating cheese before bed gives you nightmares, and see if there is any truth behind this. We also want to look at, if this is true, do different cheeses have more of an effect than others? 

In order to test this theory we are hiring a team of five ‘dairy dreamers’ to experiment on the impact that eating cheese really has on our sleep quality, energy levels and whether it increases the likelihood of nightmares. The chosen candidates will be paid for their work and all cheese costs will be expensed. Our dairy dreamers will become our official cheese testers, providing honest feedback on how eating various kinds of cheese before bed impacts their sleep quality.

If you are chosen for the role, you will be expected to log your sleep quality via your sleep tracker, but also provide a written evaluation of sleep quality, energy levels throughout the week and any feedback on dreams and nightmares. You will begin work in March and will be expected to work for three-months. You will be compensated $1,000 upon completion of the study.

In order to apply you must be at least 21 years old, own a smartwatch or fitness tracker that tracks sleep, have a consistent sleep schedule, and be able to sleep alone during the trials. You should also not suffer from any current sleep issues and must not have any dairy or lactose intolerances. 

If chosen, our sleep experts will provide a list of cheeses that should be eaten each week, from a variety of cheese types, such as blue, hard, soft-ripened and processed. The trial will also include vegan and lactose-free cheese within the selection. As a dairy dreamer, you will then eat each kind of cheese every night at the same time before sleeping for a week taking a week break between each cheese swap to ensure results can be accurately recorded. 

We are looking for people who are self-starters, honest, with good writing skills and enjoy both sleeping and eating. So, if you think you’re fit for the role or know somebody who might be please apply below!

Dorothy Chambers of Sleep Junkie, said,
“Everyone knows the old wives’ tale that eating cheese before bed can give you nightmares, but we really wanted to know just how much truth was in that. Here at Sleep Junkie, we stay committed to ensuring that everyone can get a good night’s sleep, but what happens if it’s a cheese addict that needs some good rest?”

“We’re also aware that it isn’t just nightmares that can play havoc on a good night’s sleep, as other factors like not having one of the best mattresses can keep you awake. So we wanted to see if there was a link between the different types of cheese and other symptoms that can leave you feeling unrested.”

“So, if you’re a cheese-lover, sleep fan and can keep a good diary, this is quite the opportunity. We’re expecting a high volume of applicants so be sure to get yours in soon!”

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Dorothy Chambers is our in-house sleep expert and a firm believer in the benefits of a daytime nap. With a background in psychology, Dorothy is fully aware of the impact sleep has on our brain, mood, and overall well-being. In an effort to help readers lead happier, more productive, and healthier lives, Dorothy spends her time researching the best sleep habits to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling rested.

Dorothy Chambers spent years studying clinical psychology before joining us to promote a deeper understanding of sleep, along with some cursory research into biology and physiology. She’s particularly interested in the effects that different sleep positions have on the body. Later on in her career, she plans on pursuing a doctorate degree in behavioral sleep medicine.

Dorothy wakes up at 7 a.m. every day after a full night’s rest to better tackle a full day of work. After a session of morning exercise, she catches up on the latest sleep news and research before writing. She’s a fan of watching academic lectures, listening to scientific podcasts, and testing new sleep theories firsthand. Dorothy Chambers has written dozens of articles in her tenure with Sleep Junkie.

Her work has been featured on Home & Gardens, House Beautiful, Real Simple, Apartment Therapy, CNBC, Bustle, Yahoo! Finance, Fox 17, and even AARP.org.

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