10 Reasons Why you Should Cuddle

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.

Himanshu Sharma
Written by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Mar 20, 2014

Cuddling is More than Intimacy

Cuddling is More than Intimacy
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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.

Bonds you to your Partner and Child

Bonds you to your Partner and Child
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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. Image courtesy: Getty Images

They help create a Happier Life

They help create a Happier Life
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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. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Helps you Communicate Better

Helps you Communicate Better
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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. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Makes You Feel Sexy

Makes You Feel Sexy
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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. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Good Way to Make Up After an Argument

Good Way to Make Up After an Argument
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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. Image courtesy: Getty Images

It Feels Good

It Feels Good
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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.

Wakes you Up with a Smile

Wakes you Up with a Smile
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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. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Lowers Blood Pressure

Lowers Blood Pressure
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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. Image courtesy: Getty Images

For Better Sleep

For Better Sleep
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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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