This post is for guys all over the world trying to work out what might be the cause of their loss of morning erections. Im also going to be giving you some great tips and tricks to get your morning wood back!
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What Is Morning Wood?
What Is morning wood and why do I get morning wood?
Men that wake up with morning erection’s but also have them while they are sleeping. These night time erection’s are called nocturnal penile tumescence.
morning wood is known as the last erection before you wake up. If you wake up with a morning erection this is a very good healthy sign of healthy penis function & healthy testosterone balance.
A Strong, frequent morning boner is a sign of great blood flow also a healthy heart is basically a good way to tell if a man is fit and healthy.
The reason these night time and morning erections occur and are more frequent than in the day is because of a hormone called noradrenaline.
This hormone blocks an unwanted erection while you are awake in the day.
But while your are sleeping at night your noradrenaline levels are much lower and for that reason you get random erections while you are sleeping.
A very full bladder from a night of sleep can normally add to an even higher chance of waking up with morning wood and can also be painful or ache.
Normally these nocturnal penile tumescence or NPT erections happen when your body goes into rapid eye movement part of your sleep also known as REM this part of your sleep is also when you dream.
No Morning Wood…
Waking up with an erection is very common for men but If you start to notice that you are getting a lack of morning erections.
Or maybe you are not getting morning wood at all? Then it is a good sign that there is a problem.
Possibly the beginnings of erectile dysfunction, or cardiovascular problem’s and the start of erectile dysfunction.
If you think that there is any chance of cardiovascular problem’s you should seek medical advise immediately from a medical professional or doctor.
Reasons for not getting morning wood…
There can be many different reasons for not getting morning wood. I am going to be as detailed as possible to list the reasons for not getting morning wood.
Low Testosterone Levels causes no morning wood
If your body is not producing enough testosterone then this will make it difficult to get an erection. This may happen not just in the mornings but all the time and you will notice that you will not get morning erections.
A good thing to look for to recognise low testosterone levels is the size of your testicles? If you notice they are shrinking, or look smaller than normal it could be a sign that your testosterone levels are dropping.
Testosterone is massively important in men to gain an erection, muscle and bone mass, strength, fat distribution and sperm Production. Without testosterone your body will not even produce red blood cell’s.
Testosterone also increases a mans libido and want for sex. so there we go healthy testosterone levels are going to be a major key part in a man’s overall sexual health. There are many ways to Boost testosterone for a better sex life.
Phycological effects Erectile dysfunction
This is a great way to know if you are suffering from phycological effects of erectile dysfunction.
Its easy to work out because you will still wake up with morning erections.
If you are suffering with anxiety or phycological causes but you will not be able to achieve or maintain an erection when you need it this is the best way to be able to tell if you are suffering with a lack of mental sexual arousal.
Some Men Don’t wake up with morning wood
Not all men wake up with morning wood everyday so if you are not waking with an erection everyday then don’t instantly think that there is a problem!
It may be that when you have woken up you have not been in your REM part of your sleep. Some men can have REM sleep without getting an erection.
So its not always an issue, these guy will normally find they are still able to normally gain and sustain a strong erection when needed.
Too Much Porn Can Cause No Morning Wood
It sounds crazy that overdoing it with porn can stop your morning erections. Really overdoing it with porn can stop your erections all together apart from when watching porn. WHAT…
But it’s true, if you watch a lot of porn your brain releases a chemical called dopamine. You need this to be aroused if your brain releases this dopamine to often by a lot of masturbating with porn then your body builds a tolerance for it.
This will stop you getting erection’s. Or you will find it a lot harder to get an erection because you will need your brain to release more of this dopamine for it to work.
If you are suffering with this type of erectile dysfunction don’t worry it is easily cured. If you stop the porn you will find that things will slowly get back to normal.
For some reason the time to get back to normal for overdoing it with masturbation is shorter for older men and takes longer for younger men.
Block Arteries and Heart disease stop morning wood
Your arteries are pathways round your body for your blood if your arteries become blocked or are damaged they are blocking the path for you circulatory system.
There are many things that can contribute to bad circulation. If you think this may be a concern you should contact a doctor or medical professional for help.
These will all lead to erectile dysfunction normally because the arteries leading to your penis are more narrow. So will be one of the first places to block and could even lead to a heart attack later on.
The main causes of blocked arteries and heart disease are…
- high blood pressure,
- high blood sugar levels,
- high cholesterol
most people think that you have to be fat to have high cholesterol but that is not the case. Anyone can suffer from high cholesterol from an unhealthy diet. Exercise and a healthy diet and keeping your body fit will help you keep your morning wood.
Information sources – [ISSM.info]