Having just come back from my 3 weeks 6-city- road trip in America, encountered all kinds of extreme weather on the way from New York to New Mexico, I am a big fan of warm and hard…bed.

Holiday Inn, operator of over 4,000 hotels worldwide, will begin to offer a free five-minute “human bed warming service” at its London Kensington hotel for a week!

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.

Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre (I would love his job.), 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.

I know is cold darlings, but getting some stranger to warm my bed, they might as well have someone to defecate in my toilet to help combat the embarrassment of my constipation!