There are many benefits to snuggling and spoon sleeping with your partner.
Snuggling up stimulates the production of oxytocin (the love hormone) which gives us amazing feelings and creates many other healthy emotions
It's a fact that hugs strengthen our relationships and generally make us feel better. Snuggling stimulates the production of oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, which gives us feelings of empathy, confidence, sexual desire and many more good emotions for health.
The Benefits of Snuggling and Spoon Sleeping
Strengthens the emotional bond with your partner
Because this position creates a comfortable environment for communication; something important that we tend to overlook. Good communication is key to building trust, so we recommend hugging your partner at least 15 minutes a day.
Because deep down, we are still children. And like in our first childhood, we need someone to comfort us when we are hurt. At that time (and always) we believed in the magic power of our parents to make us forget the pain.
Improve your sex life
Kisses and caresses after sex are essential for your partner and increase satisfaction in the sexual experience. Don't be fooled, even men feel happier with a good set of hugs. This is of great importance for couples with children, where romance is no longer a priority. In these few moments of intimacy, take the time to snuggle up.
Boost your immune system
There is a close connection between your brain and your immune system, therefore, what is in our head positively or negatively affects our health. Keeping calm, being optimistic, expressing feelings and having good personal relationships are great ways to boost our immune system. And sleeping in a spoon is, in one way or another, the art of sharing hugs.
It helps you fall asleep
Oxytocin counteracts the effects of cortisol (the stress hormone). And since it is released in our brain when we are relaxed, the quality of sleep increases. Oxytocin makes us calmer and sleepier.
Another interesting effect of the love hormone is its ability to relieve cravings, be it food, drugs, alcohol and the like. So you know: sleeping on a spoon can keep you from attacking the fridge at night.
And your stress level
Getting rid of stress and harmful emotions can reduce the risk of heart attack. So no one tells you that by snuggling up with your partner you are wasting your time. In fact, they invest in the most important thing of all: feeling better.