Travelodge is training staff in handling naked sleep-walking men.
Travelodge sleep director Leigh McCarron says the chain has seen a seven-fold rise in the number of sleepwalkers in the past year, and 95 percent of those affected were nude men.
The company’s new “sleepwalkers” guide advises staff to keep towels at reception in case a guest’s dignity needs preserving.
“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,” McCarron says.
Sleepwalking can be brought on by stress, alcohol, excess caffeine or eating cheese.
It generally affects people in the first hour or two of sleep, when they are first slipping into a deep sleep.
By staff writer