Mattress Firm Selects Two Snoozeterns for Dream Job

Emily Favian and Shakur Harrison were selected out of more than 2,100 applicants

HOUSTON (June 24, 2019) – After weeks of reviewing applications, Mattress Firm is excited to announce Emily Favian and Shakur Harrison as the Company’s 2019 Snoozeterns. During the search for the ultimate slumber star, Mattress Firm reviewed more than 2,100 applications and received more than 1,400 responses from voters on social media. Ultimately, the candidates were so nice Mattress Firm hired twice, bringing on both Favian and Harrison as the 2019 Snoozeterns.

As the Company’s “sleep-fluencers,” Favian and Harrison will do more than just sleep on the job. They will create engaging video and social content about how to get a good night’s sleep, serve as in-house bed testers providing real-time feedback to consumers about Mattress Firm’s products and accessories and have a first-hand look at the Company’s culture.

“We were absolutely thrilled by the sheer volume of applicants this year. The Snoozetern position resonates with job seekers and is clearly seen as a unique internship opportunity. And even though combing through the more than 2,000 applications was a process, we ultimately found not one, but two people who take sleep as seriously as we do,” said chief marketing officer Scott Thaler. “Sleeping on the job is not something most employers encourage, but we’re obsessed with connecting customers with the best bed for them, and we go to great lengths to make that happen – even encouraging our Snoozeterns to sleep on the clock. Emily and Shakur will experience a once-in-a-lifetime internship where they get paid to sleep while also gaining valuable real-world experience.”

Mattress Firm strives to hire the best of the best and the Snoozeterns are no different. Favian and Harrison are creative, self-starters who are enthusiastic about creating engaging content, and of course, share the Brand’s passion for sleep.

“Sleep and sharing on social media are two of my favorite pastimes, so when I saw that Mattress Firm’s Snoozetern would give me the opportunity to do both, I had to apply,” Harrison said. “It really is a dream job. I can’t wait to share my experience of testing products, interacting with sleep experts and getting to know Mattress Firm’s employees,” Favian added.

Favian’s and Harrison’s role as Snoozetern will go through mid-August, where they will be immersed in all things sleep at Mattress Firm’s BEDQuarters in Houston, beginning with their first assignment – a mini content series reviewing products for Mattress Firm’s upcoming sale. To follow the Snoozeterns on their journey, follow Mattress Firm on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About Mattress Firm

Since 1986, Mattress Firm has provided our customers with an expertly curated collection of quality mattresses from the best brands. Today, with more than 2,500 neighborhood stores, our experts help more than three million people a year find the right solution for their sleep needs at the best value. Our selection of mattresses and bedding accessories include leading brands such as Serta®, Simmons®, tulo™, Sleepy’s®, Chattam & Wells® and Purple. Committed to serving our communities, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program, in partnership with the Ticket to Dream Foundation, hosts three collection drives a year in communities nationwide to help foster children get better sleep so they can shape a better future. For more information, visit


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