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Do you cuddle in bed with your partner at night? By Gemma Curtis. Whether you love it or not, the nation has decided cuddling in bed is here to stay. So, to help we decided to explore everything from how to cuddle and the best cuddling positions, as well as the main reasons couples choose not to cuddle. Half of the people who participated in this survey said they sleep better while cuddling. Here we explore the three key reasons for learning how to cuddle:.
Cuddling releases a hormone in the body called oxytocin. Oxytocin is mostly responsible for reproductive activities such as inducing labour and stimulating milk production in pregnant women. However, its other responsibility is promoting social interaction and bonding with your romantic partner. According to research carried out by psychology professor Ruth Feldman at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, the more oxytocin produced in the relationship, the longer it lasts.
Her team tested the amount of oxytocin present in couples. She and her colleagues found that new lovers had double the amount of oxytocin that is usually seen in pregnant women.
They were also more attuned to each other than the low-oxytocin couples when Feldman asked them to talk about a shared positive experience. In addition to boosting the love and promoting bonding within your relationship, oxytocin also reduces stress and blood pressure. Stress management coach and holistic therapist Catherine A.
The two combined are a match made in heaven for your immune system. A study from Carnegie Mellon University in tested the effects of hugging against the common cold. They found that those who know how to cuddle and did so regularly were less likely to contract the illness. The ones who did get ill reported less-severe symptoms.
It calms the body and makes us feel relaxed. Both partners face the same way with one hugging the other from behind. One partner lies on their back while the other lies on their side, hugging them. Perfect for couples with one back and one side sleeper. Facing each other with your bodies entwined. Ideal for those who are too warm to stay in the above position. What are your thoughts on cuddling in bed?
Read our other relationship articles here. See all articles by Gemma Curtis. Bedroom De. Search All. Popular Posts. The benefits of cuddling in bed Half of the people who participated in this survey said they sleep better while cuddling.
Here we explore the three key reasons for learning how to cuddle: 1. Improve your relationship Cuddling releases a hormone in the body called oxytocin. Reduce stress, blood pressure, and risk of heart disease. Half spoon: One partner lies on their back while the other lies on their side, hugging them. Full embrace: Facing each other with your bodies entwined. Spacious hug: Ideal for those who are too warm to stay in the above position. About the author Gemma Curtis. More from the Sleep Matters Club.Looking for nice Cuddle
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Cuddling In Bed – How To Cuddle & The Best Positions