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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

One needs to give high effort and sweat out hard to earn money. But, have you ever imagined that sleeping can turn you lakhpati? Yes, it did happen! Recently, a girl from West Bengal got crowned as the sleeping champion of India and turned lakhpati.

Good sleep is essential for everyone's health. It is as important as eating a balanced and nutritious diet. Good sleep rejuvenates the mind and body. Mental and physical relaxation helps improve concentration and productivity. Good sleep is also beneficial for the heart. There are numerous benefits of getting good sleep. 

However, it depends on your nature of work and several other aspects that impact the hours one requires to sleep. While toddlers need over 10-13 hours of good sleep, adults must sleep over 7 hours at night.

While some people require sleep to get prepared for the next day, few people develop sleeping as a hobby. A girl hailing from West Bengal has such a distinguished hobby which helped her become a lakhpati apart from getting crowned as the sleeping champion. 

Triparna Chakraborty from Shrirampur, Hooghly has set a record of sleeping outranking several other contestants at the All India level. As per reports, over 4.5 lakh people from across the country had applied for the competition of which 15 contestants were selected. After further rounds, only four contestants were able to reach the finals, including Triparna. 

Triparna outranked all other contestants and slept for 9 hours a day for 100 days. This helped her win Rs 5 lakh. She was given six cheques of Rs 1 lakh each. 

Sharing about the competition, Triparna said she got information about the competition through a website. Further, she said the contestants were given a mattress and a sleep tracker. The contestants were asked to show their sleeping skills. Triparna used to remain awake at night and slept during the day.

"I haven't really thought what I am going to do with the money. I have gotten something which is far bigger than a million. I am back on track with my sleep cycles now," said Triparna.

She added, "Whoever has come up with this idea, let's keep rolling this. Let's keep doing many many seasons of this and make a wave with this."

The sleeping contest was organised by Wake Fit Co.

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