Morning Erection – What Causes It?

A lot of men wake up in the morning with an erection, which is explained by the phenomenon of penile erection in the morning. For a long time, it was thought to have a morning erection because the man had a sexual dream, but this is far from the case.

Morning erection occurs during the REM phase of sleep (sleep phase or period of restful sleep), and REM sleep is most common before waking up.

What causes an erection?

Erections are the result of a complex interplay of nervous, psychological, hormonal, and vascular functions. Due to certain stimuli, the cavernous bodies located parallel to both sides of the urethra become filled with blood after the arteries running in the middle open the way. Arterial pressure rises ten times at rest and the penis swells and becomes erect. The penis of men, especially in young people, can stiffen even if it is not particularly irritating. This phenomenon is called spontaneous erection. The men’s testosterone levels in the early hours, a time of quiet sleep is the highest – the report Bors.

What causes an erection during sleep?

The nocturnal erections is created REM sleep phase, when certain parts of the brain are activated. This includes the areas of the brain that are responsible for parasympathetic nerve stimulation of (the task to restore the resting position of the body, regeneration and filling the warehouses), the sympathetic nerves oppression (stimulation elicits called the emergency response, which prepares the body in stressful situations) and the production of serotonin (the atmosphere hormone) csillapításáért. During the REM phase, the parasympathetic nerves revive, causing the erection. That is why there are that many men experience erection when you wake up, wake up as REM phase.

A nocturnal erection also highlights whether there is an erectile dysfunction

The tesztoszteronról, which is the highest level in the morning, have also been shown to increase the frequency of nocturnal erections. Interestingly, it was found that testosterone does not affect largely induced by visual stimulation or erotic fantasy erection. It is predominantly controlled by the brain’s “reward system”, which selects dopamine.

There can be several night erections

Since there are several sleep cycles per night, up to five men erection may be at night, and it can take up to 20-30 minutes. But this depends largely on the quality of sleep, so you may not occur every day. The number and quality of erections gradually decreases with age, but often they are too much in the “retirement age” beyond the present – which indicates the well-being of older men sexually.

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The causes of erectile dysfunction can also be found out

Many are unaware of the fact that an erection is not only a “means” of sexual desire, but also evidence that increased amounts of blood are flowing into the penis, which is essential for the proper, healthy functioning of the penis.

With the help of the nocturnal erection phenomenon, doctors can easily determine in broad outlines why a man has become impotent. There may be two factors behind the development of impotence – psychic-based or vascular (vascular) factors. Using a special device – it can be observed that an erection occurs during the course of the night – which was hung on the penis. Because psychological factors at night cannot prevent an erection from occurring, vascular causes may be underlying exclusion if someone does not have an erection at night.

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