Originally, we started Cuddle Connect site and thought of coming up with a Cuddle Connect’s Cuddle Day of the year. We decided to pick 21st December to be the most ideal day for us to define as the cuddle day for the various reasons. You can find about the reasons more here. But after we were educated that there is already a National Cuddle up Day, we decided why to reinvent the wheels on it 🙂 ! So when is truly the National Cuddle up Day if not on 21st December? – Well, National Cuddle Up Day falls on January 6 for a very important reason.
WHY NATIONAL CUDDLE UP DAY?
Primary reason being that January has some of the coldest temperatures of the year. Making January as a great excuse for anyone to cuddle up with ones closest to you! Get real cozy in January for cuddles. Cuddling is not just limited to married couples or people in dating relationships. You can cuddle with your children, cuddle with your friends or buddies, cuddle with your pets, cuddle up with siblings. Cuddling is not just to be get romantic but it is more about spending a quality time connecting at intimate levels that could be more affection oriented or care oriented.
Did you know you can even pay Professional Cuddlers on our website or mobile apps to cuddle with you? Our site also have Cuddle Buddy Enthusiasts who cuddle for free. Find a cuddle buddy and get ready to cuddle up this January!
HISTORY OF CUDDLE WORD IN HISTORY
Century – In the early 1500s – Cuddle as a term first got introduced into English
Century – In the early 2000s – It was proven by several research efforts that cuddling is extremely beneficial at various levels. A great thing to be added into our routine of self care. Benefits controlling your blood pressure, stress level, anxiety, depression, and may more aspects!
Year – In the year 2015 – First Cuddle Convention took place. Growing platonic health wellness oriented communities started to get recognition in form of awareness at various levels
Why National Cuddle Up Day Matters?
Significant Mental Health Benefits – Act of Cuddle comforts our body and even more importantly it has significant benefits for our state of mind. Cuddles releases happy hormones like oxytocin / dopamine — a chemical in the brain that helps improve focus and memory.
Cuddling Makes you Feel good – Effective for warming your body and more importantly your heart – Well, thanks to the oxytocin released! This “feel-good” hormone offers tremendous health benefits, like giving us the “warm fuzzies” and reducing aches and pains. Oxytocin also reduces heart disease, lowers blood pressure, and even decreases stress and anxiety. So, no matter when you cuddle up, you’re bound to benefit from these mood-boosting side effects.
Strengthens Connection & Builds Relationships – Cuddling with someone enhances your connection with that person. Even if you’re not verbally communicating, this type of contact helps increase feelings of trust, comfort, safety, and reassurance between cuddle partners. These feelings can also remain long after the cuddle session is over.
How to Celebrate National Cuddle Up Day on this 6th January 2020?
Cuddle up – Just the national day suggests “Cuddle up” 🙂 ! It’s not about being romantic or getting sexually active. Cuddling goes way beyond that. Cuddle partner can cuddle platonic for affectionate bonding and care. That’s why every sibling or friends or even furry pets can make excellent cuddle buddies!
Schedule a Therapeutic Cuddle or Massage session – Cuddle Therapy is an emerging industry just like Massage Industry. Cuddle Therapists offers services that benefits you in areas such as stress reduction and positive feelings of well-being.
Socialize – Spread the word about National Cuddle Up Day? Use the hashtag #NationalCuddleUpDay and #CuddleConnect ! Share with us on Instagram @cuddleconnectcc with us how you’re celebrating this wonderful feel-good cuddly national holiday.
Get Cuddle up Creative – Well these are just some ideas or thoughts to celebrate. At times, all we would have to do is go out, socialize with our friends, or hug our family. Give someone a consent affectionate hug! Play with your pets, cuddle up with them. Cuddle up by the fire place with your cuddle buddy, or listen to music. Play fun cuddle games.
Some other reasons to cuddle up
Physical touch can communicate trust, commitment, safety, and reassurance. This goes for human to human contact as well has human to pet contact. Cuddling communicates all these things which are vital to a strong connection and bonding to form a valuable relationship.
Cuddles help a mother bond much better with her infant or toddler children. As cuddling releases Oxytocin, it relaxes the mother so breastfeeding may come more easily. It also enables sleep, even when the mother might have difficulty sleeping with a newborn in the house.
Cuddling can actually help with social anxiety which helps you have a positive outlook on the world.
National Cuddle Up Day is a real day! And while some may debate that the true-true origins of the holiday remains wrapped in mystery. The debate is not worth against the intent of this day! Cuddle up Day is a reminder for all of us about the health benefits of hugs and daylong snuggle parties are supported by science!
Think no more and say your Cuddle Buddy – Cuddle Up to me now !