Travelodge to host a Sleep Concert

22 June 2010 by
Travelodge to host a Sleep Concert

Travelodge]( is hosting the UK's first Sleep Concert, where musicians will play special commissioned snooze-inducing melodies.

The event has been developed in response to findings from the company's annual [Sleep & Professions study]( which reveals that 75% of Britain's workforce is getting less than the recommended eight hours of sleep per night.

"Sleep concerts have been a great success in Japan where stressed-out workers will pay £50 for the privilege of nodding off to a live music performance," said Leigh McCarron, Travelodge sleep director. "This idea has inspired us to create our own UK version giving exhausted workers the opportunity to relax, take a nap and feel revitalised, resulting in improved physical, mental and emotional health."

Travelodge has consulted a range of professions across the UK to establish the repertoire for the performance. As a result, a diverse range of sleep-enhancing music - which will include works by Mozart, Back, Michael Buble and Snow Patrol - is being devised by quartet String Mania.

The inaugural, free Sleep Concert will be held on 20 July at 12.30pm at [London City Road Travelodge](, where all those attending will be supplied with pillows, duvets and eye masks. To register for a place, email

Conducted in May 2010, the Travelodge Sleep & Professions Study was conducted amongst 6,000 workers. The top three causes of sleep deprivation are worries over job security (36%), performance at work (27%) and financial concerns (12%), while civil servants, bankers, factory workers, doctors and teachers are said to be the workers hardest hit by lack of sleep.

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By Janet Harmer

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