Participants from different places around the have gathered in China for
a 2-Day Sleeping Competition and are eager to get the ultimate prize.
While many people are packing their suitcases for a trip during China’s seven-day National Day holiday, some people in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, are packing their sleepwear for a sleeping competition.
The competition lasted two days and participants needed to sleep on their deck chair from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm.
On the first day, a total of 16 people finished the competition, while only eight stayed the course on the second day amid the rain and temperatures falling to as low as 0℃ at dusk.
Although it was cold, participants were also not allowed to leave to get thicker quilts.
“I will win the game for my parents because winners are awarded a two-day stay at a spring hotel in Dalian, a coastal city. I want to take them there,” a female participant told the Harbin-based newspaper, Modern Evening Times.
“My girlfriend registered for me. I will prove that I can win,” a participant, nicknamed Leifeng Cap, said.
It was reported that the sleeping competition was not only a respite from electronics, but a challenge to people’s physical well-being.
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