5 Reasons Why You Should Cuddle More Often

5 Reasons Why You Should Cuddle More Often

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?

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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.

The Gentleman

A young, enthusiastic man with a passion for fashion, healthy lifestyle and a constant need for improving myself. Having enjoyed ( and still enjoying ) the benefits of my current lifestyle, I am dedicating my time providing short, insightful posts and tips on how to become a better man.