Scientists Say Cuddling Can Actually Help People Who Suffer From Depression

We all know someone who suffers from some form of depression. According to the World Health Organization, over 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide–which means, we most likely know more than one person in our lives that suffer from the mental health disorder.

When we see our loved ones suffering and having a hard time, the first thing we think is simple: how can we help? There are so many times when we wish we could just issue a “quick fix” and make all of their problems and issues disappear–but, we know deep down, that’s impossible. There are, however, some ways in which we can help our loved ones from time to time–even if just for a short period. According to some studies scientists have conducted, if you’re in a relationship with someone who suffers from depression, you can easily ease their troubles by doing one simple act: cuddling.

Let’s face it, everyone loves to cuddle with their partner. It makes us feel close, loved, and protected. I know for a simple fact there’s nothing better than cuddling with my boyfriend after a long, stressful day. It turns out, there’s a scientific reason we’re all just big cuddle bugs in the bedroom.

Lex Gabrielle

Written by Lex Gabrielle

Lex Gabrielle native New Yorker who supports messy buns and all things covered in buffalo sauce. She is currently a managing editor for BloomJoy and teaches English and Journalism to the youth of America.