Get Paid to Nap: 12 Ways to Earn Money While Sleep

Make money while you sleep – it sounds like a dream – but could it come true? Everybody loves napping. A good nap can help reenergize us and power through our day. Everybody loves making money while they sleep too. There's nothing better than passive income piling up for the eight hours you (hopefully) sleep each night.

Hotel Mystery Shopper

This is similar to restaurant mystery shoppers, only for hotels instead. Pretending to be a run-of-the-mill guest, you'll go through the entire hotel experience: checking in, checking out, quality of service, amenities, food, and of course – sleeping! 

Sleep Product Tester

There are two ways to earn money via sleep product testing. The first is to have an online presence (such as a blog or social media profile). In this case, you purchase sleep products, try them out, and then put your findings online. If you gain enough of a following, you could eventually get products sent to you for free. 


Eachnight is a company that is all about sleeping. It offers guides on mattresses, bedding, and sleeping. Eachnight also does sleep research and occasionally asks for help from its readers. 

Hotel Blogger

Before booking a hotel, most people read through reviews online. As mentioned earlier, hotel or travel bloggers generate a large amount of this content. It could take a while before you have a blog that makes money, but with enough work (and some good shuteye at hotels), you too could earn money from your hotel blog and get paid to nap.