I’v always wondered when this amenity would finally come through. Leave it to the UK to get this ball rolling!
The Holiday Inn has decided to hire human bed warmers to help guests get a good night’s sleep. These employees, dressed in all-in-one sleeper suits, will actually climb into your hotel bed before you in order to warm it up!
This could help restless business travelers and vacationers slip into slumber, according to Dr. Chris Idzikowski of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre.
“There’s plenty of scientific evidence to show that sleep starts at the beginning of the night when body temperature starts to drop. The decline occurs partly because the blood vessels of the hands, face and feet open up and release heat,” he told The Press Association. “A warm bed is a good way to start this process whereas a cold bed would inhibit sleep. Holiday Inn’s new bed warmers service should help people achieve a good night’s sleep especially as it’s taking much longer for them to warm up when they come in from the snow.
Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall likens the serve to “having a giant hot water bottle in your bed, warming it up before guests climb in to give them a great night’s sleep away from the cold—of course they jump out before you jump in.”
The human bed warmers will be a free service to hotel guests. It’s expected to be tested in Manchester and in London later this month.