National Cuddle Up Day is observed every January 6th, and it is an occasion that encourages us to cuddle up with someone. The month of January features some of the coldest temperatures of the year, offering a great excuse to warm up by snuggling safely. 

And if you missed National Cuddle Up Day, don’t worry! Every day can be Cuddle Up Day with Private Storey! Check out the different ways you can celebrate Cuddle Up Day, but first, consider the benefits of snuggling.

Benefits of Cuddling

Research has shown that hugging releases dopamine and oxytocin. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that aids with concentration and memory. Oxytocin, on the other hand, is also known as the “feel-good” hormone. It may help reduce pain, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress and anxiety.

Besides their therapeutic effects, cuddling with someone strengthens your bond with them. This form of touch helps increase feelings of trust, comfort, safety, and reassurance. 

Hugs, in short, are good for your health and communicate that you’re safe, loved, and not alone—a message that is so needed right now. 

Safe, Cozy Ideas to Observe Cuddle Up Day

  1. Have a cuddle session with your pet.

Let your furry friends join in on the celebration. Hugging, stroking, or touching your pet lovingly can calm and soothe you. It’s also 100% safe to do so.

  1. Hug a loved one. 

Hug your spouse, your children, your parents. Best to keep the embraces within your household for the time being. 

  1. Get some rest in your super-comfy pyjamas.

Your Private Storey sleepwear will be perfect for this! Wear a chic eye mask for your beauty sleep and hug a satiny pillow for extra comfort. Lacking in the sleep essentials department? Check out our selection of high-quality sleepwear and other sleep necessities:


  1. Connect with loved ones.

Schedule a quick FaceTime or Zoom sesh with family and friends. Thanks to video conferencing apps, you can stay in touch and feel connected with loved ones while remaining safely socially distant. 

  1. Pamper yourself.

Home facials, calming music, and other self-care options are always wonderful. You can also light scented candles to add to the relaxing atmosphere. 

This Eucalyptus + Mint Teacup Candle by Private Storey may help with seasonal allergies and improve mental health function. Get it HERE.

 With these ideas, you can celebrate Cuddle Up Day while staying safe and cozy all year long. 

Take care of yourself at all times, and we wish you and your loved ones are in excellent health.

Til the next one!