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7 Reasons Waking Up Next To A Partner You Love Deeply Is Good For Your Body And Soul

7 Reasons Waking Up Next To A Partner You Love Deeply Is Good For Your Body And Soul

It keeps you physically healthy and strengths the emotional bond that you share with your partner, making sure you two are always connected.

In your world, one of the safest places is in the arms of your partner. When you wake up next to the person you love so deeply, you feel that intense connection with that first cuddle or that first touch. And it gives rise to a number of feelings that benefit your mind and body, and it keeps your soul at peace. Here are a few reasons why waking up next to someone you love in the best feeling in the world.

1. It sets the tone for the rest of your day

Every morning, when the first feeling you have is that sense of security when your partner wraps their arms around you can ensure that the rest of your day goes wonderfully. When you start your day in the warm embrace of each other, it also reminds you that you have a loving partner to come back to at the end of the day, which only further prepares you to face your day head-on. So, you're bound to have more good days and fewer bad days when the first feeling you have in the morning is one of the best feelings in the world.

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2. It helps you let go of your stress and anxiety

When the person you wake up next to you is someone you trust, you wake up feeling relaxed because you know you are cared for by your partner. Reaching out for them in the morning and seeing that they respond to your touch with the same love you have for them is a reassuring feeling. It makes you less anxious through the day. “Having responsive partners who would be available to protect and comfort us should things go wrong is the most effective way for us humans to reduce anxiety, tension, and arousal,” said Dr. Emre Selcuk, who conducted a study, according to Independent, and found that people sleep better when they're next to someone who makes them feel loved.

3. It keeps your weight in check

The rush of feelings you get when you wake up to have your partner's arms wrapped around you releases oxytocin in the body. Also known as the love hormone, oxytocin has a number of benefits, one of which is slashing down unhealthy cravings and lowers your need to eat simply out of boredom or pleasure, according to Mind Body Green. Experiencing physical touch and cuddling often can help you eat better and healthier, and makes you feel satisfied without binging on unhealthy food that only end up making your waistline bigger.

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4. It boosts your immunity

When you cuddle your partner and feel blissfully happy in bed, it gives a boost to your emotional and physical health as well. With the spike of the hormone oxytocin, your immune system also improves, according to Sleep.org. It can help you find relief from pain and you will even find that your body is better equipped to fight off the onset of cold, according to WebMD. Those few moments that you spend in your partner's arms each morning can help boost your health.

5. It lowers your blood pressure

Waking up as your partner cuddles you can keep a check on your blood pressure levels. It was found that partners who hug more frequently had lower blood pressure, according to a study found on NCBI(National Center for Biotechnology Information). With your stress levels under control and low blood pressure, you can also reduce your risk of developing medical conditions that severely affect your heart. High blood pressure can even lead to a heart attack, according to heart.org, but cuddling your partner every morning can reduce that risk.

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6. It eases your mind and makes you feel well-rested

When you regularly snuggle up to your partner, you also reap the many benefits that come with a night's worth of well-rested sleep. When you don't get enough sleep, you are also pushed to being edgy and petty in the relationship. But when you wake up everyday feeling well-rested, you have a much better day and also put in more effort into ensuring that you have a happier relationship, according to The Better Sleep Council.

7. It can ensure that you and your partner never drift apart

Waking up next to the one you love also enhances the connectedness you feel with your partner. When you feel like there isn't enough closeness in the relationship, it can lead to "less connection, less intimacy, less conversation, less time spent together, less appreciation, etc.," according to Erin Leyba, author and counselor, who wrote for Psychology Today. But spending even a few minutes in each other's arms every morning can strengthen your bond and ensure that you both don't drift apart.

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References:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-to-sleep-well-loving-partner-study-anxiety-depression-a7195746.html
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/cuddling-health-benefits
https://www.sleep.org/articles/cuddling-and-sleep/
https://www.webmd.com/balance/ss/slideshow-health-benefits-cuddling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15740822
https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/health-threats-from-high-blood-pressure/how-high-blood-pressure-can-lead-to-a-heart-attack
https://bettersleep.org/blog/the-benefits-of-sleeping-together/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/joyful-parenting/201603/if-your-partners-in-bed-you-should-be-too

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.