Every morning, It is not only the sun that rises. Morning Wood or Nocturnal Penile Tumescence (NPT) are moning erections men experience.
These erection happens even when men are sleeping and it does not mean they are having sexual dream. An erection can last up to two hours while sleeping.
If you have an erect penis when you wake up, it means there’s a healthy supply of blood to the penis. Therefore if you do not get morning erections anymore, then you should be worried. It could be a Sign of erectile dysfunction.
Several theories exist about why erections happens, here are some of them:
1. High Testosterone
When you wake up, your Testosterone is at an all time high, the high level of Testosterone can cause morning erection.
2. Touching Your Partner’s Body While Asleep
Sleeping next to your partner and touching their body can cause you to have an erection. Even when you’re sleeping, your body might just be responding to them.
3. Brain Relaxation
In the daytime, Your body surpasses spontaneous erections. At night, you can have as many erections as you wants because you are so relaxed and your body releases less of the hormones inhibiting erections.
Men starts having erections as early as 7 till they are about 70.