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Gingersnap
01-19-2010, 10:58 AM
Hotel chain offers human bed warmers
A hotel chain is employing human bed warmers to help guests get a good night's sleep.

Published: 7:30AM GMT 18 Jan 2010

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Five minute free bed warming sessions ''like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed''

The walking electric blankets are dressed in special all-in-one sleeper suits and are sent to warm the beds of guests staying at the Holiday Inn before they get under the covers.

Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said the idea could help people get off to sleep.

He said: ''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.

''A warm bed approximately 20 to 24 degrees Celsius 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 said the idea was ''like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed''. The five minute free bed warming sessions are being tried out in London and Manchester at the end of January.

They reference hot water bottles and electric blankets yet they can't seem to purchase any.

Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/7009900/Hotel-chain-offers-human-bed-warmers.html)

Apache
01-19-2010, 11:54 AM
Where and how do you find these stories....:eek:

Gingersnap
01-19-2010, 11:57 AM
Where and how do you find these stories....:eek:

They just come to me out of the ether. It's like that Ghost Whisperer thing except it involves News of the Weird and embarrassing pics. :)

noonwitch
01-19-2010, 12:55 PM
I was going to say, at least here's some more jobs for americans, but this program is being offered in London and Edinburough.


That's got to be a pretty easy job, though. It's up there with an actor playing a corpse on the easy job scale.

lacarnut
01-19-2010, 01:20 PM
I was going to say, at least here's some more jobs for americans, but this program is being offered in London and Edinburough.


That's got to be a pretty easy job, though. It's up there with an actor playing a corpse on the easy job scale.

That would be a good line of work for a liberal. Laying down on the job!:)

noonwitch
01-19-2010, 01:24 PM
That would be a good line of work for a liberal. Laying down on the job!:)



I was thinking it would be good for college students, because at least they could study while working. Same difference, I guess.

linda22003
01-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Why not just use the cotton flannel sheets? That's what we do in winter. Very toasty from the moment you slide in.

MountainMan
01-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Can the customer sue the hotel chain for sexual harassment if said "bed warmer" gives the customer a woody and refuses to take care of it? :D

This can't last long.

linda22003
01-19-2010, 01:32 PM
Can the customer sue the hotel chain for sexual harassment if said "bed warmer" gives the customer a woody and refuses to take care of it? :D




Given the examples in the photograph, it doesn't seem very likely that would become an issue.

BadCat
01-19-2010, 02:07 PM
Why not just use the cotton flannel sheets? That's what we do in winter. Very toasty from the moment you slide in.

Really. The 6 oz. Portuguese flannels sheets are fantastic.

noonwitch
01-19-2010, 04:00 PM
Why not just use the cotton flannel sheets? That's what we do in winter. Very toasty from the moment you slide in.


I've been looking for some that match my comforter, but have not been able to find any. You're right, though, I miss my Eddie Bauer flannel sheets from my old double bed, before I up-sized to a queen.


I have a dog, and she sleeps in bed with me. She usually gets into bed when she sees me putting my pajamas on, so she gets it warmed up for me.

lacarnut
01-19-2010, 04:26 PM
I've been looking for some that match my comforter, but have not been able to find any. You're right, though, I miss my Eddie Bauer flannel sheets from my old double bed, before I up-sized to a queen.



You should be able to find some on Internet sites such as Amazon or on the mfg. site.

JB
01-19-2010, 05:56 PM
I've been looking for some that match my comforter, but have not been able to find any. noonie, the dog or man in your bed does not care.

Nubs
01-20-2010, 08:54 AM
Do they charge extra for the "Dutch Oven"?