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Nocturnal Erection

Nocturnal erection, also medically called nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT), indicates erections occurring at night without any sexual stimulation. It is usual for men to have three to five erections in an eight-hour sleep, with each erection lasting to about half an hour. Erections usually occur during rapid eye movement sleep when there is only little production of norepinephrine, which prevents erection by stopping blood flow.

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Is it good or bad for me not getting an erection during the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting no erection in the morning. Rarely it occurs. Is it good or bad not getting an erection during the morning. And I have masturbated over four years. Whether due to that reason I am diseased. Also, I had a same-gender sex.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You might have erectile dysfunction problem as erection is poor as per history. Usually, during sleep time in the morning due to sympathetic stimulation, penis erection should occur for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour at such a young age. You need to rule out hypertens...  Read Full »

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