5 Incredible Benefits Of Cuddling
1. It creates a stronger bond.
This is my favorite reason to cuddle - it helps create a stronger bond between you and your partner. It creates an environment for comfort and communication and helps us escape whatever stresses you and your partner may experience.
2. It gets rid of stress.
When you cuddle, oxytocin is released which directly counters cortisol, the stress hormone. Cuddling kicks stress's ass and helps you feel better emotionally. This reduction in stress can actually help with your heart health too.
3. It relieves pain.
We hug and kiss our kids when they get hurt, but it's not just some cultural phenomenon - it actually does help you feel better. That magical hormone, oxytocin, helps us feel better and has been proven to ease pain.
4. It helps us sleep.
Cuddling helps us fall asleep because oxytocin counters cortisol, the stress hormone. This reduction in stress helps us calm down and our bodies drift off.
5. It helps us beat addiction.
According to multiple studies, oxytocin that's released during cuddling actually helps reduce cravings for food, drugs, alcohol, and opiates. If you wanna lose weight, a quick cuddle session can help keep you away from late night munchies.