Nude Sleepwalkers in Hotels, What About Timeshare Resorts?

It’s Monday, and for many people it is the first day back at work after a long holiday weekend that probably involved overeating, too much football (hey, maybe there’s no such thing as too much football), and perhaps too much time with relatives and in-laws.

I thought you’d appreciate something on the lighter side.

Last month Travelodge UK published the results of a study they did that involved guests in 310 Travelodge Hotels. The study, conducted by OnePoll in July of 2007, involved 3000 British adults and here’s what it found.

The number of hotel guests who sleepwalk has increased sevenfold over the past year, and 95 percent of the sleepwalkers have been male and nude!

I can honestly say, it has never really occurred to me that a measurable number of hotel guests sleepwalk, such that they leave their (presumably locked) hotel room and wander into the corridors or lobby. Nor has it ever occurred to me that so many Brits don’t own pajamas.

The study went on to say that, the sleepwalkers often asked the hotel desk clerks one of the following questions:

  • Where is the bathroom?
  • Can I check out, as I am late for work?
  • Do you have a copy of today’s paper?

After over 400 incidents of sleepwalking in their hotels this past year, with over 360 of those being by nude hotel guests, Travelodge has issued a training memo to employees on handling the matter, including advice to keep a stock of towels in the reception area to preserve guest’s dignity.

Sleep expert Chris Idzikowski, from the Edinburgh Sleep Centre says: “Sleepwalking is a serious disorder that can develop for a variety of reasons. It can be triggered by a stressful lifestyle, sleep deprivation, alcohol abuse or not breathing properly during the night.”

Now, aren’t you glad you read the Timeshare Owners Blog today?

You’ve had a good laugh. You have an interesting bit of information to share with your coworkers, and most importantly, you will never again spend a night in a hotel, motel or timeshare resort without your pajamas.

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