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To boldly snooze.

Wanted! Employee willing to snooze on the job!

Ever dreamed of a boss who pays you to stay in bed?

That's the opportunity awaiting 28 men after a French agency launched a search for volunteers to take to their beds for three months - all in the name of science.

Pay is handsome at pounds 6,000 for 90 days of total inactivity.

The Institute of Space Medicine in Toulouse is seeking to map the impact of the immobility caused by long star treks on the human body.

'The absence of gravity modifies blood circulation, causes muscular atrophy and reduces bone density,' said Bedrest co-ordinator Anne Pavy-Le Thraon.

The downside is round-the-clock surveillance by doctors, nurses and therapists.
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Date:Feb 4, 2001
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