While it’s true you may sometimes be tempted to chew your arm off rather than remove it from under your slumbering mate or child to risk waking him or her, you can’t deny it feels good to snuggle up close to the people you love. The benefits of cuddle therapy are vast and varied. So much so that the medical community is starting to notice how necessary skin to skin displays of affection really are. There are many health benefits of cuddling—and not just for babies anymore.
We know it’s tough to touch your partner when you’ve been ‘touched out’ by the kids all day, but there are benefits to staying close at night and taking a cuddle break during the course of your day, if possible. Here are 10 reasons why you should get cozy with your partner at night and make the time for more snuggles with your kids during the day.
1. Greater Intimacy
You obviously feel closer to someone when you are actually closer in proximity to him or her. Even the most innocent of cuddles will give your relationship better intimacy.
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