Men want sex all the time! Or at least that’s the consensus among the general population. This argument is further proved when men wake up in the mornings with an erection or morning wood. This is a difficult thing to understand for the female species. It’s hard enough having to wake up in the mornings to start the day, the last thing on a woman’s mind or body is to stay in the sack for sex. Doctors, however, have studied why this morning wood happens to men. Yes, hard to believe, that science spent time on this subject.
What they discovered is that it’s not you that’s causing him to be aroused, it’s all about him on this one. Next time your partner wakes up with an erection, don’t feel obliged to get intimate that early in the day. He’ll be fine and it will pass.
It’s just part of life, men of all ages wake up with an erection.
The medical name for a morning wood is nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT). There are some assumptions as to why this happens to men when they wake up in the morning.
Some people think the arousal is the result of a dream filled with sexual fantasies.
It may have more to do that guys are not focused or paying attention to their bodies.
It has often been called a pee-boner as well, assuming guys just need to pee and all will be fine.
This morning wood phenomenon becomes less and less frequent around the time men are in the 60’s and 70’s.
The brain controls our bodies and function. This is why men can control being aroused at work, in the gym or on a date.
During REM sleep, parts of the brain are also in a sleep-like state. This gives the penis, the freedom to literally do whatever it wants.
He’s a total man’s man in the mornings because he’s hormonal.
Guy’s testosterone level is at its highest early in the day around 25% to 50%. As the day progresses, the levels begins to dip.
A man’s penis wants to be in tip-top shape at all times so when the time comes to perform, it is ready for action.
One theory behind morning erections is that the penis is exercising. During an erection, the penis is filled with blood and it has to hold that for an extended period of time.
He rubbed up against you, the pillow or the sheets accidentally.
The penis get aroused by touch, physical stimulation. Hence, if the body pressed against something or someone, it responded by making the penis hard.
A man’s erection comes after receiving signals from the brain telling him he is stimulated and ready.
It’s important for men to get a good night’s sleep to be productive during the day.
The better sleep a man has the higher the testosterone level will be in the morning. One study suggests that getting more than five hours of sleep a night can increase testosterone level by as much as 15%.
You may need to start compromising as a couple.
Men tend to be hornier and ready for action early in the day while women’s libido is ready to go at night.
If you happen to notice that he gets an erection during the night, he is not alone.
Doctors estimate that men will have about four to five erections throughout the night with each lasting approximately 25 minutes. In case you are wondering, that is totally normal.
The morning wood does not discriminate on the age of the males.
Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) happens to boys, grown men, and even babies in utero.
A man’s bladder may also be making him get an erection.
It is believed that as the bladder fills during the night it stimulates an area in the spinal cord causing a “reflex erection.”
Guys need not worry or feel embarrassed. Getting the morning wood is good news.
Men on average have morning erections about three times a week. Doctors say this mean your testosterone levels are good, and his overall health is doing great. Who knew?
Not working out enough or being active can lower testosterone levels.
Likewise, men who overtrain will also see a dip in their hormone levels. Like everything in life and in health, keep it balanced.