6 January – Cuddle Up Day
Cuddle Up Day is observed annually on January 6.
There are multiple benefits to cuddling up with a human or a pet. Cuddling releases oxytocin. This hormone alone has tremendous health benefits. Besides giving us warm and fuzzy feelings, oxytocin reduces pain, reduces heart disease, reduces blood pressure, stress and anxiety. If it weren’t free, cuddling would probably be covered by health insurance it’s such a huge health benefit!