Do you find yourself in a situation where you cuddle less than you should? Perhaps your closest ones or loved ones want to cuddle with you more often, but you are a bit skeptical of doing that?
Well, here’s how cuddling and fondness affect your health and why you should do it more often:
Strengthens the immune system
Fondness and touches stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which releases oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin. These hormones, responsible for the feeling of happiness, affect immunity and help the body to protect itself against diseases.
It relieves pain
Oxytocin is released in our body even by the smallest touch, which increases our pain tolerance. Imagine then how it affects the organism when you are cuddling with your loved one?
It reduces stress
Reducing stress due to hugging is another glossy effect for which oxytocin is credited, which will help you stay close with your partner. In addition, it will help you to have more confidence when you are in company.
Reduces the risk of heart disease
Less stress and less anxiety you’ll get from cuddling and fondness, which means lower blood pressure. So, your heart will be healthier and exposed to a lower risk of heart disease.
Helps you sleep better
Anxiety is the main culprit for insomnia, and cuddling and touching reduce anxiety, which means you’ll sleep better.