“Cuddling is one of our biological instincts and one of the greatest pleasures of life.” Lately, cuddling has been introduced as a professional form of therapy that reduces tension, anxiety, relieves stress and pain by boosting Oxytocin and reducing Cortisol. The exciting part is that you can now hire professional cuddle companions called “Cuddlers,” who are experienced in non-sexual, therapeutic touch. The more you connect with others the happier you will be.
Cuddling helps you sleep better. It can help in reducing and even curing insomnia. People who have sleep disorders can be helped by a nurturing cuddle. Cuddling soothes your nervous points, relaxing them and giving you a good peaceful sleep. Hugging and cuddling are very healthy signs of affection between two people, there’s no doubt about that. Science has investigated lately the effects of these types of activities on our well-being. The findings suggest they can boost our mood instantly and help us lead better lives.
Cuddling and Hugging Strengthen Your Immune System by stimulating the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free. A 10-second hug a day can lead to biochemical and physiological reactions in your body that can significantly improve your health. According to one study, this includes: Lower risk of heart disease, Stress reduction, Fight fatigue, Boost your immune system, Fight infections, Ease depression. Because of the release of oxytocin favored by cuddling, we might be more inclined towards positive thinking. And when we have a positive attitude, we’ll be able to connect with people more easily. If we have an optimistic approach on life, we will have a better relationship not only with our partner, but good social relationships in general. According to an experiment carried out by researcher Beate Ditzen, the release of oxytocin reduces cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone that promotes pain and negativity in your body. “Stimulating touch receptors under the skin can lower blood pressure and cortisol level.
Cuddling Boosts Happiness Hormones Oxytocin, often called the cuddle hormone, that acts on the brain’s emotional center, promoting feelings of contentment and reducing anxiety. Research from the University of California suggests that oxytocin helps human males act more affectionate and form closer social relationships. At a meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Phoenix, it was reported that ”a brief hug and 10 minutes’ hand-holding with a romantic partner greatly reduce the harmful physical effects of stress.” A full-body hug stimulates your nervous system while decreasing feelings of loneliness, combating fear, increasing self-esteem, defusing tension, and showing appreciation. Extended and long hugs can increase the release of serotonin which eventually increases happiness and promotes a joyful mood.
Cuddling Soothe Anxiety and the Nervous System, Helps Decrese Food Cravings According to an experiment carried out by researcher Beate Ditzen, the release of oxytocin reduces cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone that promotes pain and negativity in your body. Cuddling can reduce late night cravings. Some people have a habit of attacking the refrigerator at night due to digestion problems. A loving hug at night can help decrease these cravings. With all of that evidence piling up… it may be time to pull out all the stops to get the amount of cuddling you need to be healthy and happy. Even though the physical and psychological benefits of cuddling have been scientifically proven only lately, we all know that they feel good and that they are the indication of a good relationship. Cuddle for Happiness. Create a profile and find your perfect match to cuddle.