Baby, it’s cold outside! Luckily for all of us, one of the coldest months of the year is also host to one of the warmest holidays – National Cuddle Up Day is celebrated on January 6th
. That’s right, there’s an entire day devoted to one of our favorite past times. What better excuse could there be for taking a day to sit back, unwind, and enjoy some good ol’ cuddling time?
Not that you really need to be talked into it, but did you know that cuddling has a long history and tons of health benefits? It’s true! The word “cuddle” was first recorded all the way back in 1520, although we’re quite sure that it’s been around for as long as there have been people.
And cuddling doesn’t just keep you warm and comforted – it also has been proven to give your immune system a boost, lower stress and anxiety levels, and help us to live longer and happier lives in general. This is all thanks to an increase in oxytocin (the “feel good” hormone) that comes with a good cuddle session.
How to Celebrate
Even though the technical definition of cuddling is the act of tenderly embracing someone else, there are still ways to enjoy National Cuddle Up Day and reap the benefits of some solid cuddling time.
If you don’t have an “official cuddle buddy,” you might want to try cuddling up with:
Your fur babies (cats and dogs make great cuddling partners)
A well-loved stuffed animal (you know you still have at least one!)
The newest book from your favorite author (bonus points for reading it by the fire)
Some classic movies that you love (but haven’t watched in quite a while)
That super comfy blanket (you know, the one that you save for the coldest nights)
A warm bowl of your favorite soup (bonus points for enjoying it with that blanket!)
And of course, there’s no better place to enjoy the coziness and health benefits of cuddling than on your Lull premium memory foam mattress
. Knowing that your cuddle time is taking place on a mattress that was designed with your comfort, support, and health in mind is sure to boost your enjoyment of the holiday. And with the Lull 10-year warranty
, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be celebrating National Cuddle Up Day in style for years to come!
No matter how you decide to celebrate the joy of cuddling up on January 6th, just be sure to put away your worries and milk those health benefits for all they’re worth – you deserve it!