Studies suggest that 13% of males experience their first ejaculation through nightfall. Nightfall, commonly known as wet dreams and scientifically known as nocturnal emission, is a state wherein males ejaculate while they are asleep and dreaming. It usually takes place late at night or early in the morning. People commonly experience nocturnal emissions during their adulthood, however, one can have wet dreams even after puberty.
It is one of the most believed myths that only men experience nightfalls. Nevertheless, that is not true. However, in this article, we will only be targeting nightfall in men. So, keep reading to debunk the myths you might have believed until now regarding nightfalls.
What causes nightfall in men?
There are several reasons why men experience nightfall during their sleep.
1. Erotic Dreams
Many men have nightfalls while they are turned on during an erotic dream. In such dreams, the body involuntarily ejaculates while you are asleep.
2. Weak Nerves
Weak nerves are another reason why some men experience wet dreams. Sitting for long hours, stress, anxiety, depression, etc. weakens the nerves and their capability to hold semen, which is why you might involuntarily ejaculate.
3. Old Semen Is Not Released
The body has a definite capacity to store semen. Sexual intercourse and masturbation are natural ways for the body to release the old semen and make space for the new one. However, when this does not happen, the body removes the old semen when the mind and the body are relaxed in a sleeping state.
4. Excessive Masturbation
Masturbating too frequently can lead to the weakening of the parasympathetic nerve, which holds the semen. The weakening of the nerve can result in nocturnal emission among men.
Apart from the above-mentioned reasons, obesity, sleeping with a full bladder, physical inactivity, improper ejaculation, and exposure to sex hormone supplements can be several other causes of having wet dreams.
Although experiencing wet dreams is normal with a frequency of twice or thrice per month, getting them too often might not be healthy and you must consult professional help to address the concern.
What Are The Symptoms?
Symptoms of nightfall in men include:
- Erection problems
- Feeling of weakness
- Premature ejaculation
- Fatigue and laziness
- Mood swings in men
- Sleep-related problems
Are Nightfalls Normal?
Having nightfalls occasionally is considered normal. It is a sign of normal sexual and hormonal health. Furthermore, it represents that you have healthy sexual organs. However, experiencing it more often than usual can impact your life negatively. It can make you feel lazy, fatigued, weak, sleep-deprived, and irritated. In such circumstances, it is recommendable to seek professional help.
Nightfalls are common among men in the adolescence and puberty years. It tends to reduce as one ages, and/or gets married. However, it does not mean that older people cannot have nightfalls. In fact, it is quite common among men who have crossed their puberty years to experience wet dreams.
How to Treat Nightfall in Men?
One of the most effective ways to treat nightfall is by visiting a urologist when you start feeling that wet dreaming is altering your life. However, it is also possible to treat it by making several changes to your lifestyle.
Yoga and meditation yield positive results by gaining control of your body, mind, and soul. Making changes to your diet can also help with the problem.
Adding fiber-rich foods like pomegranate, mango, etc. improves blood circulation and makes the muscles strong, which reduces the chances of nightfall. Additionally, taking a bath with essential oils also helps combat nightfalls. Staying sexually active can also be a natural way of treating nightfall in men. Nightfall is common and normal. However, there is always taboo attached to sexual concerns that make us uncomfortable even about usual and ordinary things like nocturnal emissions. If you feel uncomfortable with it, it is okay to seek professional help to treat nightfalls.