February is the month we show our love for the people who matter to us the most. This year, we’re spreading the love with our
Month of Love Sale, but sometimes the best things in life are free. If you enjoy snuggling up to your loved ones, check out the some of the top three most amazing benefits of cuddling below!
1. Cuddling reduces stress and social anxiety.
Cuddling releases a hormone called Oxytocin which does everything from making you feel good to helping you feel connected to others. Oxytocin helps you have an optimistic outlook on the world. Which means even a quick hug from a friend can help you be more social which can be extremely helpful if you don’t know anyone else. Oxytocin also helps release stress, making you sleep easier, feel more connected with your partner, and more confident in social situations.
2. Cuddling deepens your relationships.
Communication is important in relationships, but people often forget how effective and meaningful touch can be. Taking a quick break to cuddle helps deepen your relationship as you focus solely on your partner and what you feel for them. Oxytocin is a feel-good hormone which will make you feel happier and more connected to your partner.
3. Cuddling makes you healthier.
Oxytocin also comes into play with your health. It boosts your immune system and can even decrease your pain levels. Feeling loved and secure with a positive outlook and lowered stress levels will lead to an increase in hormones that help fight infection. As an added bonus, less stress, less anxiety, lower blood pressure all results in a lower risk of heart disease. Keep yourself – and your heart – happier and healthier by cuddling with your loved ones!