Friday, January 22, 2010

Bed Warmers?

Sorry, but this is just kind of gross, not to mention AWWWKKKKWARRDDDDD!! A Friend of mine posted this article on Facebook:

'Human Bed Warming' Service Launched In UK
9:24am UK, Thursday January 21, 2010
Josh Halliday, Sky News Online

How to stay warm on those cold lonely nights away from home - the answer could be a "toasting suit" away.
Holiday Inn, operator of over 4,000 hotels worldwide, will begin to offer a free five-minute "human bed warming service" at it's London Kensington hotel throughout next week.

If requested, a willing member of hotel staff will jump in your bed, dressed head to foot in an all-in-one sleeper suit, until your nightly chamber warms up.

"Like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed" is how Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall described the idea.

Bed Warmers Jacqui Barry and Nick Woods (pictured) helped to beat the big freeze for Laurence Lancashire, centre, at the Holiday Inn Kingston-South in Surbiton, Surrey.

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.

"A warm bed - approximately 20 to 24C - 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."


Nene said...

This is the stupidest idea I've ever heard of. Why not just put electric warming mattress pads on the bed and then people could turn them on before getting in if they wanted it. Personally I love getting in a cold bed and warming it up myself.

Ramana Rajgopaul said...

Delirious, this needs much wider publicity than just your post. I am taking the liberty of linking this in a post in my blog. I hope you won't mind. I would be more, shall we say acceptable posting this!

Inklings said...

I think I'll pass. :0)

Max Coutinho said...


Hey D,

This is ridiculous: rooms are heated with central heat, so why would anyone need a bed warmer? I wonder if this is not disguised-prostitution...Hmmm...

Weird stuff going on out there...


Amber said...

I agree with you - GROSS! this is like sitting in someone else's butt-warmed chair, and it grosses me out. you know they could just put an electric blanket on the bed? wow, what a novel idea! LOL