10 Reasons Why you Should Cuddle

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 20, 2014

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Holding your partner in your arms makes them feel special and secure. Besides, cuddling has several other health benefits that are quite surprising. Find them out.
  • 1

    Cuddling is More than Intimacy

    Cuddling is more than intimacy. By holding your partner in your arms, you make them feel special and secure. Besides being mushy, cuddling can have lots of health benefits for the body.

  • 2

    Bonds you to your Partner and Child

    Cuddling is healthy for you because of the emotional attachment it creates. Couples who cuddle more tend to have a better understanding and a long-lasting relationship. Studies have found that cuddling has a biological role in bonding between the mother and baby. This bond prevents the onset of a lot of medical problems such as stress, depression, etc.

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  • 3

    They help create a Happier Life

    There may be endless things that you can do for happiness, how about an easy quick-fix called cuddle. Cuddling is known to elevate serotonin levels, the hormone that influences mood and helps in making one happy.

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  • 4

    Helps you Communicate Better

    Communication problems are relationship-wreckers. Cuddling is an expression that tells someone how you feel. Sometimes, an embrace communicates and passes on those message to our partner that words can't convey.

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  • 5

    Makes You Feel Sexy

    Cuddling helps you get closer to your partner in the physical sense as well. Also, there is scientific evidence that cuddling releases dopamine, which is an excitatory hormone that increases sexual desire and makes one feel sexy.

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    Good Way to Make Up After an Argument

    Most couples have fights once in a while. Fortunately, there are ways you can patch up with your partner, even after a nasty exchange of words. You don’t have to verbally tell your mate what you are feeling. All you need to is a little cuddling.

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    It Feels Good

    Cuddling is known to release oxytocin which is the feel-good hormone into the bloodstream. According to a study by the Center for Sexual Wellness in Farmington Hills (Michigan), acts such as cuddling, holding, and sexual play release chemicals like oxytocin, in the brain that create a sense of well-being and happiness.

  • 8

    Wakes you Up with a Smile

    What can beat a feeling of waking up smiling in the morning? Finding your partners hands rolled on you in a cuddle pose. When you wake up happy, you have the positive energy with you throughout your day.

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    Lowers Blood Pressure

    Physical contact with others can help to reduce stress as the acts of hugging, kissing, or more physical acts of touch increase oxytocin levels. The reaction reduces blood pressure and lowers the risk of heart disease.

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  • 10

    For Better Sleep

    Is something worrying you? Cuddle with someone you love. Cuddling releases oxytocin, a stress-inhibiting hormone. The release of oxytocin lowers the cortisol levels, which decrease the levels of nervous tension helping you to sleep better.

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    Steers you Out of Depression

    You can actually help stressed to overcome their problems as an embrace can instantly boost oxytocin levels. When you're in the arms of your partner and you hold them tight, it makes you forget your stress and steers you out of it.

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