The Beauty of Cuddling in Bed

January 29, 2018

Cuddling, embracing, showing affection and intimacy… All of it has a special significance. In fact, it can turn into a very positive and useful routine.

Why Cuddling in Bed is Good for You

A little look, an embrace, a warm touch. We might see these things as mundane but they’re actually very good for us. They go beyond simple, momentary happiness. They can even improve our lives because do a lot, both psychologically and physically. Take notes…

cuddling in bed, intimacy

It Raise our Oxytocin Levels

Oxytocin is the hormone our body releases when we experience happiness and intimacy. A simple caress or a shared glance can produce quite a bit of it. It gives us the feeling we’re experiencing something truly intimate with the other person.

That’s the reason we feel more relaxed and happy when cuddling in bed. And if it becomes a habit, we’ll associate that person with intimacy. So every time we think about them, whether they’re with us or not, the relationship will get stronger and closer.

It Improves our Resistance to Pain

Oxytocin isn’t just the hormone of happiness. It also helps us tolerate pain better. It’s responsible for making us feel “like we’re on a cloud,” and just feel good when we see our significant other.

When it’s released, we ignore unpleasant stimuli. Instead, it focuses on the ones that make us happy in some way or another. A sincere embrace when we’re feeling blue, or a supportive physical touch when we’re depressed will help us feel better.

It Enriches Our Relationship

Cuddling in bed enriches our relationship. 

It’s normal to associate our bed with sleeping and sex. But it can also be a meeting place for building intimacy and trust. It can be a space to share deep feelings.

Our bed isn’t just for sleeping in. In fact, the more uses we give it, the greater our personal and relational enrichment will be. Hugs, touch, and cuddling are part of this added use, beyond our simple need to rest.

a couple in bed

It Lowers Stress

Pleasurable physical contact with a loved one significantly reduces our stress and anxiety. And also, if we do it in bed with someone we love, it’s even better.

We live in a world where everything seems to go by really fast. In fact, cortisol, the hormone we release a lot of when we’re stressed, goes down significantly during contact with a loved one.

An embrace, a brush against your skin, a cuddle… they are amazing mood boosters.

It Improves Childhood Development

When we talk about cuddling, we can’t forget about children and babies. Because for motherhood, physical contact is fundamental. 

They’ve discovered that cognitive development in babies that spend a long time in the incubator is lower than other children. In part, it’s because of a lack of physical contact in their first days of life. 

That’s why it’s so important not to forget this detail. We have to express our love through cuddling.

“Carry my soul in your skin, and I’ll carry your soul in mine.”

a mom and her child cuddling and sleeping in bed

Now you know that cuddling in bed isn’t just beautiful, it’s also very good for you. We could even say it’s necessary. So what are you waiting for?