Sunday, October 28, 2007

Zombies or sleepwalkers??

They sound more like zombies than sleepwalkers...


Read this article in the media...and all my brain induced stupor, went into a flying spacewalk....


A surge in naked sleepwalking among guests has led one of Britain's largest budget hotel groups to re-train staff to handle late-night nudity.

Travelodge, which runs more than 300 business hotels in Britain, says sleepwalking rose seven-fold in the past year, and 95 percent of the somnambulants are scantily clad men.

"We have seen an increased number of cases over the years so it is important that our staff know how to help sleepwalking when it arises," Leigh McCarron, the chain's sleep director, said in a statement.

One tip in the company's newly released "sleepwalkers guide" tells staff to keep towels handy at the front desk in case a customer's dignity needs preserving.



The company said naked wanderers often ask receptionists such questions as "Where's the bathroom?," "Do you have a newspaper?" or "Can I check out, I'm late for work?"

Studies have found that sleepwalking can be brought on by stress, alcohol, eating cheese or consuming too much caffeine. It generally takes effect an hour or two after going to bed, when people are first slipping into a deep sleep.

Asked Thursday why she thought 95 percent of its sleepwalkers were naked men, a Travelodge spokeswoman said: "We have more men staying with us than women, so that could be a factor."



I think the Shunyata state was far better.....

11 comments:

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hmm..interesting..Our Lok Sabha is full of sleep talking politicians..lol
TC
CU

Ps said...

Glad I didnt stay in travel lodge when I went to UK recently!:-)

Raghu said...

@cu
scary to imagine our politicians in *this kind* of avatar!

wouldnt mind if it were bolywood stars (read acresses) in this mode instead!

On second thoughts do they really need to sleep walk? :P

@prats
Time to move from 'shunyata' to 'anantha' :) Wake up girl!

Prats said...

@cu Sleep walk talking politicians, wonder what more will come out....can't handle what they are already now..

@ps Oh thank god!! or else, you would have been haunted for years i'm sure...

@raghu I'm sure none of us can handle anyone in such avtars, be it bollywood or not....
And shunya state did give me bliss, even if for a while...

Thinking aloud said...

moral of the story...'sleep with your clothes on' ;))

Keshi said...

Sleep-walking sound freaky.

Keshi.

Prats said...

@ta Good advice, but I wonder if anyone does think of it..Now I have more to stress on, cos my son sleep walks....I better start training...

@keshi Doesn't it?? Initially it sounded funny, but then thinking of the plight of the guys at the reception...i'm freaking out...

Tys on Ice said...

boy, am i glad tht these guys didnt try to use the vending machine in their sleep...

tht wud hve been messy

Prats said...

@tys vending machine...man!!! it wouldn't have been messier

Ziah said...

Heehee.. mebbe i shud rob a bank at night in the uk:) If caught I'll pretend to wake up n say huh? where am I?? :)

Prats said...

@ziah hehehe...only your high octane mind will think of such brilliant ideas...just imagine what a scoop it will cause???