UK Holiday Inns Offer Human Bed-Warmers

Man in fleece suit will take off the chill for you
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2010 12:09 PM CST
A man walks past a Holiday Inn hotel in Kensington March 13, 2003 in London.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Do you love it when your bed has that already-slept-in feeling? Then Holiday Inn is the hotel for you, friend. The chain is testing human bed-warmers at three locations in England. Request the service, and “a willing staff-member” will don a one-piece fleece sleeper suit and slip between your sheets, heating them to 68° Farenheit.

Sleep scientists say warming the bed should help guests nod off faster. It’s “a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed,” a hotel spokesman tells Reuters—though, to clarify, the employee in the fleece suit will leave the bed before you sleep in it. Holiday Inn wouldn’t confirm whether the bed-warmers will shower first, but they will wear hair coverings. (Read more Holiday Inn stories.)

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