Cuddling makes you a happier and healthier person – especially when done with the right person(s). It’s basically the closest you come to feeling perfect – even more so on those grey and rainy days of this season. It’s essentially the non-verbal way of telling someone you trust them and a (platonic) cuddle is a save sign you’ve got a friendship for life.
For all those cuddle monsters out there who need to defend their severe need for cuddles to whomever it is that ‘suffers’ from cuddle attacks (is that even possible?) – here are some very good arguments why we should definitely do it more often rather than less:
- Cuddling is super healthy! Body to body touch release oxytocin, which helps us bond, can lower anxiety, depression and blood pressure.
- Getting cosy with someone you love also releases the ‘happy hormone’ serotonin. While extra happiness is already a huge plus, there is a health benefit to this as well: Together, serotonin and oxytocin boost your immune system! A 2014 study found that people who hugged more, were less likely to catch a (severe) cold. Soo…Getting extra hugs definitely beats taking extra vitamins!
- ‘Hygge’ is trending non-stop lately and rumour has it that it explains why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Cosying up with a loved one for a movie – that’s hygge, too. If this isn’t reason enough for more cosy cuddle sessions, we don’t know what will be.
Another great way to spend some cosy time with your loved ones? Take them on a trip to one of our Top 5 hygge cafés all around the globe! Also a great opportunity to snap for picture for our monthly challenge: #timetobecosy.