When you cuddle with someone you love and care, the body releases a hormone called Oxycontin, (the “love hormone”) which calms you as you make physical contact with another human. For example, laughing or having deep, heart-to-heart conversation with that person can, lower levels of stress hormones.
Helps you sleep:
Oxytocin is like a potion because of its effects. The more your body is relaxed and comfortable, the easier it is to fall asleep. Especially when you are with the person you love, it makes it more comfy, and makes you just want to snooze off.
A good cuddle is more than just a moral support after an injury or lost. The oxytocin helps block pain signals, and makes you feel safe and secure that relieves pain for a little while.
Connects you to your partner:
You often have more of oxytocin in your blood when you hug. Couples who often cuddle and kiss tend to be happier, healthier, and less stressed.
Reduce risk of getting heart disease:
When your heart is happy, it helps lower your blood pressure, stress levels, and anxiety that can cause heart disease. As it has been said, a 20 second hug has an impact on your blood pressure and heart rate.