NASA is paying you $100,000 to stay in bed and here’s the reason why

Wouldn’t you just love to carry on sleeping on a Monday morning without having to submit to the Monday morning blues and get ready for work? What type of heaven would you envisage if you were paid to stay in bed; it would be a glorious one wouldn’t it? If only it were possible!!! But!! Hold it right there, don’t be disappointed because what if we told you it is possible!! You can get paid a huge sum of money just staying in bed for two whole months and by you know who?? NASA no less!!!

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Yes the American space agency NASA is paying $100,000 to stay in bed for 60 days. Find out why and if it is really too good to be true.

1 NASA is looking for candidates to laze in bed

NASA is now looking out for volunteer candidates for their lazy job to participate in a research called ‘Bed Rest Studies”. Participants will have to sit in stay in bed for 60 days straight. Aren’t you wishing right now or looking where to join up? While it could be a dream to many, do you think you will manage to remain in bed for two whole months or will it drive you cuckoo.

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Participants can read, watch TV, play games and do whatever they want to keep themselves occupied but they will be restricted in bed and laying down.

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2 The reason for research

The research will seek to study the effects of the body and how it responds to lengthy periods of time at rest. The observations are for the benefit of astronauts who may have to experience extended periods of space travel. The three main factors that NASA seeks to derive through results and analysis of the research are:

  • Understanding how a human’s changing physiology while in space may impact space missions
  • Understanding the impact of a humans physical state on the ability to perform particular tasks
  • Preparing remedial and counter measures to combat the impairment and problems caused by such physiological conditions.
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3 The experiment consists of two categories

Exercising and Non-exercising. In the exercise group, participants will be allowed to use special tools to help them remain active while lying down. Non exercising groups on the other hand will have to remain at rest the whole time.

During the course of the study, various tests will be conducted on the bones, muscle, heart and other important elements of one’s physiology. Test will also be carried out of the circulatory system, nervous system, nutritional and metabolic conditions and the ability to ward off infection and disease. SO do you think you have it in you to laze around for two months? Since NASA is paying $100,000 for you to stay in bed for 60 days, why not take up the offer.

Exercising and Non-exercising

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