Aside from sleep, cuddling is possibly the next best thing you can enjoy in bed. Holding a loved one closely while you relax and drift off to sleep is always a great feeling, letting you unwind even more and fall asleep peacefully. So, in celebration of this wonderful activity, here are some of the sweetest and coziest cuddles that will make you want to run home and get in bed with a loved one – may it be your special someone, your child, or your pet.
According to experts, cuddling can help you sleep better. Cuddling releases the cuddle chemical, oxytocin, which is a hormone that helps relieve pain and stress, boosts the immune system, and helps you sleep. It also drops your cortisol levels, making you less anxious and more relaxed, ready to catch some zzz’s. These make cuddling a great way to get yourself ready for some shuteye as it can easily help you unwind even after a stressful day. With all of its benefits, cuddling is definitely a great addition to everyone’s bedtime routine.