3 Reasons why you should cuddle with your partner!
During this pandemic, we must keep our distance. We should be very careful with touching, cuddling included. However, when you are living with your partner, we recommend you to cuddle even more than before! You might not know this, but cuddling has proven positive effect on your health. The reason? One magic ingredient called 'oxytocin'.
When you cuddle with someone you care about, in this case your partner, your body releases a hormone called oxytocin that calms you and makes you more likely to deal better with stress. For example, you might laugh, distract yourself, or try to solve a problem. It also can lower your blood pressure and lower levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol, which also can help.
A good cuddle may give you more than just moral support after an injury. The oxytocin it releases can help block pain signals. It works so well that doctors are trying to figure out how to treat people with a lab-made form of it.
Helps You Sleep
Oxytocin is the magic ingredient again, probably because of its calming effects. But some people wake up often if they fall asleep in a cuddling or “spooning” position. That’s OK. You can get a lot out of it in the 10 minutes or so before you go to sleep at night.
However, the last two benefits might be obstructed if you cuddle in an uncomfortable position. Arm numbness is a common effect when you're cuddling lying down, which causes you pain and prevents you from falling asleep. Don't worry, we got the solution!