In this day and age, where spending time with other human beings has become a planned activity rather than something natural, we’ve now found some interesting facts about interacting with other humans that might make you want to consider it!
Cuddling anyone – your spouse, your baby and even your loved ones – can have several benefits. Want to find out what they are?
1. Releases a feel-good hormone
Cuddling actually releases the hormone Oxytocin, which is a happy hormone. It also enhances the bond between you and your loved one.
2. Helps increase immunity
Along with releasing the hormone Oxytocin, which makes you feel like nothing can harm you, cuddling also helps release hormones which are needed to fight off infection, leaving you relieved, relaxed and peaceful.
3. Pain Reliever
Cuddling has been known to relieve pain. Many times, the touch of a loved one is known to cure or reduce pain, and cuddling is the same. This is also because of oxytocin. It relaxes your body. And a simple, loving touch is enough to release oxytocin!
4. Reduces the risk of heart disease
One study states that hugging increases the level of oxytocin in the body, and this chemical reaction reduces blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease.
5. Reduces hypertension
Being a feel-good hormone, Oxytocin makes you feel light and positive. This in turn will make you more confident and happy.
6. Increases helps you breastfeed better!
Oxytocin is associated with childbirth and breastfeeding. When the mother cuddles her baby, oxytocin is released. As the oxytocin is released, the mother can proceed to breastfeed without any pain or fatigue.
7. Helps you sleep well
If you or your baby aren’t able to sleep, you can cuddle, and trust us, it really helps! Yes, you guessed right. The release of oxytocin again helps to keep your mind happy, reduces your stress and makes it easier to sleep.
Cuddling isn’t just with your partner – you can cuddle your baby, your friends, your loved ones and your beloved pet as well. Even massages and hugs have been known to release oxytocin, the hormone that is so good for you!
Share this with others and get cuddling! 🙂