Not on the job of course but according to a story in The Huffington Post employees at health insurance company, Aetna, can earn up to an extra $300 a year if they get at least seven hours of sleep per night.
Do you have any idea how much sleep you get a night? You might be surprised at how little you get or how often your sleep is interrupted. I bought a Fitbit a year ago and found I toss and turn so much I’m lucky to get a good solid six hours a night.
So why pay your employees to sleep more? Aetna spokesman T.J. Crawford says “Having a well-rested and more present workforce is a win for everyone — our employees, our members and our shareholders”.
Here’s how employees earn extra money: For every 20 days an Aetna employee reports sleeping at least seven hours, he/she can earn $25 — up to $300 in total for the year.
That’s 240 nights of good sleep. Employees can use a Fitbit to track their sleep or a similar device and sync it to the company’s wellness program and it will automatically be tracked.
Win win all around.