Usually, men have multiple erections while sleeping. The process is called nocturnal penile tumescence (TPN) (or “morning erection” in popular terminology), and occurs in men of all ages, including young children. These erections are not caused by sexual stimulation, but they appear to be associated with REM sleep (rapid eye movement).
If a man wakes up during or shortly after a period of REM sleep, he may have a morning erection.
The lack of a morning erection is not necessarily a concern. Sometimes, men wake up at different points in the sleep cycle when an erection does not occur.
Still, morning erections can provide some clues about erectile dysfunction (ED). The ED may have physical and psychological causes. Sometimes physical and psychological factors are involved at the same time.
When a man suspects that he has ED, sexologist doctor in Delhi may ask about morning erections. If he is still suffering from NPT, his erection problems are likely to have a psychological origin, since his physical “plumbing” is still in operation. If he does not have TPN, physical problems can be the root of the problem.
However, morning erections are not the only criteria used to assess erectile dysfunction. Sexologists in Delhi will also consider a man’s medical history, testosterone levels and any medications he takes.
Men who think they do not have morning erections as they used to should mention the situation to the best sexologist in Delhi.