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What if I don’t get morning erections?

Whether they had a night of sex or not, majority of men wake up with erections in the morning. If you get these erections often, do not take them for granted since their absence could be a sign of trouble.

Morning erections, also known as morning wood or nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT), are erections that happen in your sleep. Contrary to popular belief, they are not necessarily a result of sexual arousal or dreams. They are a normal and healthy part of sexual health.

Morning erections are a normal and healthy aspect of male physiology, indicating proper blood flow, nerve function, and hormonal activity.

You don’t have to get morning wood every day thus occasional absence is normal. However, persistent absence could be a sign of another problem.

If you don’t get morning elections at all or very few times, seek medical advice for further evaluation by a healthcare professional.

Some common causes include certain medical conditions such as heart disease and Peyronie’s disease, some prescription drugs, and psychological issues such as stress, depression, and anxiety. Sometimes the solution is as simple as lifestyle change such as through physical activity but in some cases, it may mean treating already existing medical conditions first.

If you do not experience morning erections often, visit your nearest hospital for evaluation and treatment.

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