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Alarming Rise In Naked Hotel Sleepwalkers...

Alarming Rise In Naked Hotel Sleepwalkers...

Staff Get Guide On Nude Sleepwalkers

Workers at a chain of budget hotels are being given advice on how to deal with naked sleepwalkers.

It follows an increase in the number of guests found wandering around in the night with no clothes on.

A study by Travelodge found there had been more than 400 cases in the past year, almost all involving men.

Sleep experts blame stress, alcohol abuse and lack of sleep for the disorder.

The research, conducted in 310 Travelodge hotels, found sleepwalkers wandered all over the building.

A number had walked into the reception area asking for a newspaper or saying they wanted to check out.

Travelodge said it was sending notes to its staff on how to deal with the problem.

The advice includes keeping a supply of towels in reception to help preserve a guest's dignity.

Chris Idzikowski, an expert at the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said: "These figures are a surprise.

"Sleepwalking is most likely within an hour or two of going to bed, when first slipping into a deep sleep.

"Part of the brain switches into autopilot and can manage well-learned movements such as walking, bending or sitting."

He added: "Sleepwalkers will awake quite unable to recall any of their actions."

The study also found one in 10 sleepwalkers had injured themselves on their travels.

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Oh boy, that could be trouble.
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Many years ago I attended a major trade association black-tie dinner in Liverpool, patronised by many wealthy business owners and executives. Most of us stayed at the Holiday Inn, since it was the most convenient large hotel to the venue. Anyway, having returned from various seedy clubs in the early hours, the peace in the hotel was shattered just before dawn by the sound of a persistent fire alarm and staff running along corridors asking guests to evacuate. The scene was like something from a traditional farce. Half-naked, bleary, hungover and confused folks scuttling in all directions. There were guys coming out of gals' rooms, gals coming out of guys' rooms, guys coming out of guys' rooms and probably funniest of all, myriad hookers being nudged towards various alternative exits, protesting that they hadn't been paid or that they needed to collect their things before they would leave. Then after the emergency had passed (false alarm) there was a kind of informal clearing house set up to reunite people with their belongings who had forgotten where they had left them. Classic.
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bwaahaahaaa - that was too funny !!!!!
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Many years ago I attended a major trade association black-tie dinner in Liverpool, patronised by many wealthy business owners and executives. Most of us stayed at the Holiday Inn, since it was the most convenient large hotel to the venue. Anyway, having returned from various seedy clubs in the early hours, the peace in the hotel was shattered just before dawn by the sound of a persistent fire alarm and staff running along corridors asking guests to evacuate. The scene was like something from a traditional farce. Half-naked, bleary, hungover and confused folks scuttling in all directions. There were guys coming out of gals' rooms, gals coming out of guys' rooms, guys coming out of guys' rooms and probably funniest of all, myriad hookers being nudged towards various alternative exits, protesting that they hadn't been paid or that they needed to collect their things before they would leave. Then after the emergency had passed (false alarm) there was a kind of informal clearing house set up to reunite people with their belongings who had forgotten where they had left them. Classic.
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Many years ago I attended a major trade association black-tie dinner in Liverpool, patronised by many wealthy business owners and executives. Most of us stayed at the Holiday Inn, since it was the most convenient large hotel to the venue. Anyway, having returned from various seedy clubs in the early hours, the peace in the hotel was shattered just before dawn by the sound of a persistent fire alarm and staff running along corridors asking guests to evacuate. The scene was like something from a traditional farce. Half-naked, bleary, hungover and confused folks scuttling in all directions. There were guys coming out of gals' rooms, gals coming out of guys' rooms, guys coming out of guys' rooms and probably funniest of all, myriad hookers being nudged towards various alternative exits, protesting that they hadn't been paid or that they needed to collect their things before they would leave. Then after the emergency had passed (false alarm) there was a kind of informal clearing house set up to reunite people with their belongings who had forgotten where they had left them. Classic.
And who, might we ask, was coming out of your room besides youself?
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