For those who don’t know, I love hugging. I hug people around me to a point when they get sick of it. But somewhere deep down, I know that they don’t really mind. After all, who doesn’t love cuddling?! Our team at The Brunette Diaries agrees that there is no better feeling than snuggling up in someone’s arms while watching a re-run of Titanic. Blushing, are you? We did too. Well, let me tell you that there are many benefits of cuddling other than the obvious ones
Here are some good reasons to snuggle up with your partner; as if you needed them!
It strengthens your bond:
The closer you and your partner are while asleep the more likely you are to feel happy in your relationship. This is a good time to whisper sweet nothings to your lover and strengthen the attachment between you two.
It makes you happier:
Research shows that the touch of another person releases the hormones dopamine and serotonin. These are feel-good hormones that boost your mood and curb depression. Isn’t this a total win-win situation?
It banishes stress:
The moment you come in a skin-to-skin contact with somebody, your brain sends a signal to your adrenals to cut back on cortisol production, which in turn makes you less anxious.
You sleep better:
When you aren’t anxious or stressed, you naturally tend to sleep better. A good night’s sleep means a happier you the morning after.
It builds immunity:
If you’re unsure of this, then look it up on the internet. Cuddling stimulates the body’s relaxation system and releases oxytocin, another feel-good hormone. These hormones can do a much better job at boosting your immunity than popping vitamin C pills!
It leaves you more satisfied in bed:
A research by Archives of Sexual Behavior has found that couples who cuddle post-sex are more satisfied with their sex lives – and their overall relationships. Enough said.
Also read: Why sex is important between couples
So what are you waiting for? Go and wrap your arms around your beau; it’s alright if he’s late for work today…