Benefits of Cuddling in Bed (and the Best Mattress for it!)

Benefits of Cuddling in Bed (and the Best Mattress for it!)

In a world filled with stress and distractions, finding solace in each other's arms has never felt more important. 

But did you know that cuddling is more than just a sweet gesture? It offers a myriad of health and sleep benefits, too. From reducing stress to strengthening relationships, cuddling is a simple act that can have profound effects on your well-being. 

Ready to learn the benefits of cuddling, the best cuddling positions in bed and – just for good measure – the perfect bed to enhance your cuddling experience? Snuggle up and dive into the world of cuddling with Naturepedic.

5 Benefits of Cuddling (Spoiler Alert: It Promotes Great Sleep!)

Couple sitting up and snuggling in bedCouple sitting up and snuggling in bed

Cuddling isn't solely about seeking warmth on chilly nights, and it’s so much more than just an emotional experience. This physical and biochemical phenomenon has a host of physical and emotional effects. Some benefits of cuddling include:

We’re not experts on all the above topics here at Naturepedic, but when it comes to great sleep we’re the best of the best. So, here's some more insight into how cuddling affects your sleep:

Sleep-inducing Hormones

Cuddling releases a hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin, often called the "love hormone," promotes bonding, trust and relaxation. It's the same hormone that deepens the connection between parents and their newborns during chestfeeding. This release of oxytocin during cuddling helps reduce stress and anxiety, creating the ideal emotional state for peaceful sleep.

Cuddling also triggers the release of serotonin, the mood-regulating neurotransmitter. Serotonin helps improve mood, reduce stress and even alleviate symptoms of depression. As your mood improves, so does your sleep quality, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Man and woman cuddling in bed under the coversMan and woman cuddling in bed under the covers

Temperature Regulation

There are few things more frustrating at night than waking up shivering, adding layers and then waking up sweating a few hours later. Cuddling provides a natural solution to temperature regulation in bed. As you snuggle up to your partner, your bodies create a cocoon of warmth, keeping you comfortably snug without overheating. 

This natural thermoregulation helps you maintain an optimal body temperature for sleep, ensuring you don't wake up from being too hot or too cold. (Although, if you sleep on naturally cooling materials – like a Naturepedic mattress – this should hardly be an issue for you!)

Feelings of Security

Security plays a pivotal role in your ability to fall asleep peacefully. Cuddling fosters feelings of security by providing both emotional and physical comfort. 

First, cuddling generates a sense of emotional security and intimacy. Knowing that you're in your partner's arms can reduce stress and anxiety, making it easier to drift into a peaceful slumber. And beyond that, the physical closeness of cuddling is akin to the comfort we felt as children when wrapped in a warm blanket. This feeling of being protected and secure can help you relax and feel safe, enhancing your sleep quality.

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Cuddling Positions in Bed: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Cuddling in bed is an art, and there are various positions to explore. Some include:

  • The Spoon: This classic position involves one person lying with their back to the other, fitting together like two spoons in a drawer. It's perfect for deep conversation or peacefully drifting off to sleep.
  • The Snuggle: In this position, both partners face each other, snuggling closely. It allows for meaningful eye contact, making it ideal for heartfelt conversations.
  • The Half Spoon: A variation of the spoon, one partner lies on their back while the other snuggles up, resting their head on the partner's shoulder or chest. It's an excellent choice for relaxation and intimacy.
  • The Pillow Talk: Sit up in bed, facing each other, and prop yourselves up on pillows. This position encourages open and intimate conversation, making it great for connecting.

Meet the Perfect Beds for Cuddling: the EOS Series

Couple hanging out on their Naturepedic EOS Classic MattressCouple hanging out on their Naturepedic EOS Classic Mattress

Creating the ideal cuddling environment begins with the right mattress. The Naturepedic EOS Organic Mattress series is designed to enhance your cuddling experience in bed without compromising you or your partner’s comfort

Beyond the obvious reasons – like it being made without polyurethane foam, flame retardants or toxic chemicals – here's why the EOS is the perfect choice for couples:

Customized Comfort

No matter how compatible you and your partner are, no two people sleep the same! The EOS mattress allows you both to independently personalize your comfort experience. You can customize the firmness on each side of the bed, with six unique levels ranging from extra firm to ultra plush, ensuring both of you sleep the way you prefer to sleep.

EOS Classic MattressEOS Classic Mattress


Available from extra-firm to plush.

3" organic latex, 8" encased coils

12" profile with one zippered compartment

Also available in latex-free and vegan

QUEEN $3,499QUEEN $4,899 CAD

EOS Pillowtop Organic MattressEOS Pillowtop Organic Mattress

pillow top

Available from firm to ultra-plush.

6" organic latex, 8" encased coils

15" profile with two zippered compartments

Also available in latex-free

QUEEN $4,799QUEEN $6,719 CAD

EOS Trilux Organic MattressEOS Trilux Organic Mattress


Available from extra-firm to plush.

9" organic latex, no coils

10" profile with one zippered compartment


QUEEN $3,999QUEEN $5,599 CAD

Temperature Regulation

Like we mentioned earlier, the EOS mattress naturally sleeps cool, keeping you comfortable throughout the night. It features layers of breathable organic cotton and moisture-wicking organic wool – and is made without materials that trap heat like memory foam. No more clammy cuddle seshes!

Motion Isolation

Featuring individually encased coils, the EOS minimizes motion transfer. So, even if your partner shifts, moves, tosses and turns, air-boxes in their sleep, gets up for a midnight snack … you won't be disturbed. (Although, you may miss your cuddle buddy.)

Cuddling is more than a simple gesture: it's a powerful tool for improving your health, strengthening your relationships, and enhancing your sleep. Whether you're practicing the spoon or pillow talk position, cuddle up, sleep well and enjoy the countless benefits of cuddling (preferably on your custom EOS mattress!).

Okay, enough about your sleep partner – here’s how to pamper yourself with restorative sleep this Valentine’s Day.