Three Ways Cuddling Affects Your Sleep

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It is no big secret that cuddling feels good, but did you know that it has some excellent health benefits too?

That’s right, cuddling in bed can actually improve your health in many ways. It can affect your sleep so that you will not only feel better, but will be able to function and focus better too.

If you are looking for an excuse to stay snuggled up in bed with someone, rather than brave the cold outdoors, here are a list of ways that spooning can benefit your body.

Chemistry

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One of the biggest benefits of spooning when you’re getting ready to go to sleep is the chemical hormones that it releases in your brain.

Cuddling is known to release oxytocin, which can greatly improve your mood, relieve pain and create a stronger bond between you and your partner. Therefore, cuddling is a key aspect towards a healthy, long relationship.

Not only this, falling asleep at night is much easier as your trust in each other will be boosted and drifting off becomes a quicker, more relaxing process.

If you want to cuddle at night but can’t find a full-size bed that you both agree on, there are certain ways around this.

Zip and link beds allow you to attach two narrow mattresses to make one perfect mattress for cuddling, without compromising either of your needs. This can help to release endorphins, which contribute towards overall good wellbeing.

Good health

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Not only does cuddling help you to relax, but it can have benefits on your health.

Cuddling and other forms of physical contact can reduce stress, due to the chemical reactions that take place in the brain such as releasing oxytocin.

This lower level of stress and anxiety, in turn, can help to reduce blood pressure and lessen your risk of heart disease.

Having a stress-free, clear mind means you can fall asleep more quickly and without a struggle, as you will be able to relax more easily.

Your immune system can also greatly benefit from cuddling, due to the release of chemicals into your bloodstream, which can help you to heal faster and stay healthier for longer.

Better communication

With more trust and good feelings flowing between a couple, thanks to the released oxytocin and endorphins, the pair should find it  easier to connect and discuss any issues or points that they need to.

There you have it, a few reasons to have an extra five minutes in bed in the morning and spend more time spooning.

For more information on how to get a mattress made for cuddling, or other beds that can help you achieve the perfect night’s sleep, feel free to get in touch with our team of experts.