Santa may be back at the North Pole, but Jack Frost continues to nip at our noses as temperatures around the country dip into the teens and below–particularly at night. “Cold” just seems to lasts longer given our shorter days. This year is no exception.
Though Las Vegans do not have snow and sleet and ice to contend with, temperatures drop significantly from our triple digit summers. Everybody digs out their down jackets, hats and scarfs and Ugg boots and bundles up big time.
But thanks to the wisdom and ingenuity of some shivering romantic soul who made cuddling "official," we can all keep warm together! Yep! It’s true! January 6th is National Cuddle Up Day.(1)
Though its founder and origin are unknown, National Cuddle Up Day may actually be based on science. Cuddling releases oxytocin, a naturally produced hormone in the body (more prevalent in women) that stimulates the warm fuzzy feelings that occur with affection and closeness. Oxytocin is also a pain reducer, so the very act of cuddling can help to decrease those pesky aches and pains that creep into our bones (and muscles and joints) on cold winter days. Oxytocin also helps reduce heart disease, lowers blood pressure, lowers stress and calms anxiety. (2) It’s a different kind of “chill,” one that has many health benefits.
Cuddling—tender and affectionate physical touch—is a necessary part of every healthy relationship—human and otherwise. Even plants flourish with loving care. Being “enfolded,” heart to heart, is an expression of reassurance and commitment. This is because cuddling boosts dopamine, a neurotransmitter naturally produced in the brain that helps regulate movement, attention, learning, and a variety of pleasure and reward-seeking emotional responses. (3)
Are you in?
We thought so!
So, Walker Furniture invites you to celebrate National Cuddle Day on this three-piece contemporary sectional, 156” inches of great cuddling possibilities for the whole family. This dark grey beauty has pocked coil cushions, which means the springs are inpidually wrapped to conform to your body. It’s the same great technology that makes Simmons Beautyrest mattresses so comfy. Pillows included. It’s a cuddler’s paradise!
Our traditional roomy sectional has pillow-top arms; wide, thick seat cushions and tufted back cushions for extra cuddling comfort. The smoky grey MicroFiber fabric and four pillows makes your cuddling experience the stuff of dreams.
Enjoy the day!