Who doesn’t love a good cuddle? Not only is a great way to show affection for someone that you care about, but it can also make us feel pretty awesome too. Whilst the basic feel good factor of cuddling is obvious, science has shown that there are plenty of other reasons that you should indulge in a cuddle or two.
To help inspire you to get cuddling, we have put together 6 incredible benefits that you may not have even known come with a bit of a snuggle.
Cuddling makes you feel good
When you cuddle someone, your body is triggered into releasing oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone that is known to make you feel pretty great, as well as connected to those other people around you. Oxytocin is not only going to make you feel great, but the release of this hormone also has an impact on a number of other things too.
Cuddling boosts your immune system
When your body release oxytocin, it also releases a number of other hormones that will help you fight infection. These hormones give your immune system a boost and because you feel so good and healthy, you are going to feel too healthy and happy to get sick. Along with a boost to your immune system, these hormones also have a healing power on your skin too, making sure that you are glowing and radiant with beautiful healthy skin.
Cuddling can relieve pain
Have you ever had a bad neck, or other muscle in your body? If you have, then chances are that you have given it a rub to help it to feel better. This act of touching the part of your body is going to release that all magical oxytocin, which is known to decrease your pain level and make you feel great. Imagine being able to do this over your entire body? A cuddle will help the entire body to release oxytocin and get rid of all those aches and pains.
Cuddling reduces stress
We all live in a world now whereby we feel stressed on a regular basis. It could be work, it could be family, it could be financial commitments. All these things can make you feel stressed out and a little down in the dumps. A cuddle is a simple way to make sure that you feel good and best of all, it doesn’t cost a thing.
Cuddling strengthens your relationships
It can be hard when life is busy, but working on our relationships is something that we should all make more of an effort to do. The great thing about cuddling is that it is not only a simple way to bring you both together, but it has a huge positive impact on your mental and physical health too. A cuddle shows the other person that you care and that you want to take the time out to indulge in some physical contact.
Cuddling can help you to sleep
You should never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep. So, anything that you can do to make sure that you get some good sleep is definitely worth a try. A cuddle before you head off to bed is going to make sure that you are feeling in just the right state for sleep, free of stress, free of anxiety and much more relaxed too.
There is nothing quite like a cuddle. Whether it is on the sofa, in bed, or wherever you can grab one, make sure that you make an effort to grab those who mean the most to you for a snuggle. We can promise you that not only will it make you feel good in the short-term, but it can also have a long-term benefit for you too.