Psychologists have told us hundreds of times that if a couple prefers to sleep embracing each other, it’s indicative of a warm and trusting relationship. Well, it seems that sleeping that way is also very good for your health!

The researchers at Pittsburgh University have found that sleeping with your loved one in your arms decreases the levels of cortisol, the hormone of stress, in your blood. This is probably due to the feeling of absolute safety that blankets people sleeping this way. In the meantime, an increase in cortisol levels may lead to heart diseases, depression, and the weakening of your immune system.

The scientists also noted that such sleep helps your body produce oxytocin, the ’love hormone,’ that is responsible for emotional attachments. Moreover, this hormone helps stimulate the immune system and may even improve your digestion.

These are definitely good reasons to fall asleep in your beloved person’s arms each night. This is why love isn’t only a pleasant feeling, but a really healthy one!