Ladies, You Ought To Cuddle With Him Tonight
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Cuddling isn’t just for bonding time with your baby or when you are watching a movie with your significant other. Cuddling does more than just keep you safe and warm. Believe it or not, there are actual health benefits that come with cuddling with your loved one!
So, ladies, if you are looking for a reason to cuddle with your man, look no further! Check out these spectacular health benefits!
1. Cuddling Makes You Feel Good. Cuddling with someone makes your brain release the same hormones that are released when you eat chocolate. Who knew? When you cuddle, or simply just touch someone, your brain releases serotonin and dopamine.
Serotonin is a chemical that maintains the balance of your mood. A lack of serotonin can lead to depression. Dopamine is responsible for regulating your emotions as well as playing major roles with your memory and attention.
2. Cuddling Reduces Your Blood Pressure. Making physical contact with someone reduces stress and therefore, reduces your blood pressure. When you make physical contact with someone such as hugging or simply touching an arm, your brain releases oxytocin, which is also referred to as the “love hormone” because it is released when you snuggle or cuddle with someone.
Oxytocin makes you have the feelings of love, trust and bonding. When oxytocin is released and you have these feelings, your stress and anxiety levels are reduced which in turn reduces your blood pressure, making you less vulnerable to having a risk for heart disease.
3. Cuddling Boosts Your Immune System. This goes back to having oxytocin released when you make physical contact with someone. Because oxytocin makes you “feel good,” your mind and body feel better, which decreases your feelings of depression.
Having less feelings of depression lessens your stress and anxiety and therefore, boosts your immune system. “Depression increases your risk of a number of diseases and other conditions by, for example, increasing levels of stress hormones such as cortisol or adrenaline.”
4. Cuddling Helps You Sleep Better. Another win for oxytocin and cuddling! The release of oxytocin increases not only happiness, but also makes you feel more relaxed, therefore, helping you to sleep better. Studies have shown that “couples’ emotional closeness and physical intimacy during the daytime and prior to bedtime may promote sleep.”
5. Cuddling Relieves Pain. Again, it is all from the release of oxytocin; the hormone is released, making you feel better and happier and more relaxed and therefore, reduces pain!
So, ladies, the next time you want to cuddle with your man, you can show him this article! I’m sure he will get a kick out of it, too!
If you don’t have a significant other that you can cuddle up with, try doing one of these:
- Give someone a hug.
- Play or cuddle with your pet.
- Simply look at your loved ones. Just looking at them, or even thinking about them, gets the oxytocin flowing!
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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