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Wet dreams: What is nightfall in men? Causes, treatments, and more

Wet dreams: What is nightfall in men? Causes, treatments, and more

Wet dreams or night falls also known as nocturnal emission are common in boys when they start their puberty or hit adolescence. It is also very common in middle-aged men. The problem of wet dreams is characterized by unknowingly and involuntary ejaculation while asleep. It is an orgasm that occurs during our sleep. It usually happens late at night or during the early hours of the morning. It can happen in both men and women but it is more common among males and rarer in females.

Wet dreams are when a person orgasms involuntarily while they are sleeping because of a dream, which may or may not be erotic. They are called wet dreams because when males have these dreams they wake up with clothing or bedding.

As a result of hormone changes in the body, a young boy starts to masturbate and after that, they can experience wet dreams. Wet dreams can be very distracting and they even lead to stress and weakness in some men and boys. Now let us see how to know that you are suffering from wet dreams or nightfall. It’s not a disease and it can be discussed with any one of your age.

What are the symptoms of nightfall?

The symptoms through which you can tell that you are getting wet dreams are:

  •     Erection problems may happen because of nightfall
  •     You may feel restlessness
  •     You may have difficulties in urination
  •     The person may be emotionally disturbed
  •     Disturbed mind-set of the person
  •     Insomnia
  •     Night sweats
  •     Premature ejaculation
  •     You feel lazy
  •     You may experience mood swings

What are the causes of nightfall?

This is a natural thing which occurs when a male undergoes adolescence and they experience a lot of physiological changes occur. The growth of reproductive organs also takes place which can cause a lot of new occurrences in the body. This happens when men are in their subconscious state in their sleep. Nightfall not only includes semen but also some urine. It can be both.

  •     Weak penile muscles

It mainly happens when your penile muscles weaken due to excessive masturbation. These muscles are responsible for holding a man’s erection and putting the semen into the organ.

  •     Thin semen

It can also be caused due to thinning of semen viscosity. Having thin semen can make it flow easily whenever you think something erotic.

  •     Full bladder

A lot of times it can happen due to a full bladder. When you don’t masturbate for a long time your bladders are filled with semen and they need to be released. Nightfall is a way to do so. Old semen needs to be released to store a new one.

  •     Erotic dreams

Dreaming something erotic or something steamy during your sleeping hours may cause involuntary ejaculation of semen in their sleep.

  •     Stress

Stress plays a huge factor in wet dreams. If you are under a lot of pressure then may experience some nightfall twice or thrice a week.

  •     Rubbing of mattress

If you constantly change positions or rub your body against your mattress or bed sheet against the male organs then it can trigger erections. This can be followed by ejaculation even when the person is not awake.

  •     Lack of physical inactivity

It is a major reason behind nightfall. The testicles produce sperm since puberty and one way to eliminate the excess semen and detoxify the body is nightfall.

What are some myths about nightfall which men should know?

Wet dreams are embarrassing

Night falls are not embarrassing as they are very natural and can happen with anyone. There is nothing wrong or abnormal about nightfall and it is a normal part of growing up. It is just a spontaneous tendency to empty the reservoir of sperms in adolescents.

Wet dreams make you weak

Having night falls decreases your immunity and is one of the most common myths which has been spread in our community. It cannot make you weak but it can make you feel dizzy for a few minutes after you wake up.

Wet dreams reduce sperm count

No, they do not reduce sperm count as it only removes the excess of sperm that is there in our bladder. It’s a sign that your bladder is full and needs to be cleaned. The old semen needs to be replaced with the new semen.

Wet dreams only happen when you are stressed

It’s not true as they can happen due to many causes and at any time. Stress is not only the reason because of which you are experiencing nightfall. A lot of physical factors contribute to this.

Wet dreams are a sign of illness

No, they are not. As told earlier wet dreams are a way of cleaning up your bladder when it is filled with old semen. It does not cause any illness and it cannot happen due to any illness.

Night falls to reduce the size of the penis

 A lot of people believe that because of night falls, the penis shrinks. It is not possible. Sexual health doesn’t depend on the length of the penis. And there are no methods by which the length can be increased or no illness by which it will decrease on its own.

Masturbation cannot prevent wet dreams

One of the causes of nightfall is physical inactivity. If you are not into masturbating then you may experience nightfall as your bladder needs to be cleaned to store the new semen. Although masturbation and wet dreams have no serious link if you think you can experiment by masturbating before going to the bed.

Can we have wet dreams daily?

As a teenager who is going through adolescence, it is completely normal to have wet dreams 3 to 4 times a week. If you are an adult then experiencing them frequently is not so healthy. It means you need to consult a doctor. Your hormone levels may also affect your wet dreams frequency. If you are having a lot of wet dreams then you may consult a therapist which may help you get to the root of the problem.

How to prevent nightfall's?

You cannot completely prevent nightfall or wet dreams but you can control it if the frequency is more. You try some methods for controlling the wet dreams.

Increase your day to day activity

You may start working out daily so your body is active and your muscles are strong to control your spasms.

Stronger penile muscle

Work on your penile muscles too. Make them strong so that they can hold in the extra semen for some time.

Masturbating

Try masturbating or performing physically in bed. Your bladder may be holding in old semen which is unable to get out of it. Masturbating will help you get rid of the old semen and to store the new one. Our bladder produces new semen all the time and it should be cleaned to store the new one.

Meditate

Meditate or start yoga as it will help you and your muscles relax. You may try some relaxation techniques before bed. As you know stress also can cause nightfall so relaxing your mind and body by doing yoga or meditation can help you control it.

Eat good food

Add fiber-rich foods such as pomegranate, mango, and asparagus, to your daily diet as it will maintain good blood circulation and strengthen muscle health which will reduce nightfall instances.

Drink warm milk before bed

Drinking warm milk before bed has been considered an effective therapy for controlling night falls. It has antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that boost energy levels for better physical performance. It re energizes the immune system. You add some almonds or turmeric to the milk for better results.

Read a book before sleeping

Enjoy a spooky book before going to bed or read something motivational or a comic book so that you can keep away from your wet dreams.

Have foods with aphrodisiac properties

Foods that have aphrodisiac properties can help enhance your blood flow to your intimate areas and reproductive organs. This can control nightfall with their properties.

Massage your body with essential oils

Essential oils are very relaxing and can help you relax your muscles. Some other issues like premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction can be prevented by the use of some essential oils.

Can women have wet dreams?

Yes, women can have wet dreams and it’s common for them too. It’s natural just as teenage boys have them. Both men and women can experience arousal while in dreamland. They are rare in women as compared to men. They don’t usually get wet dreams. Men know when they get an orgasm in their sleep as their sheets get wet but for women, this doesn’t happen with them. Their sheets do not get wet but there may be some vaginal secretion but it could mean they were sexually aroused without reaching an orgasm. Women are not as aware as men about their wet dreams become of the absence of wetness.

Take Away

If you are worried about this problem then consult a therapist or a doctor and have a conversation with them addressing your problem. And don’t worry a lot as it is not a problem to worry about so much, it is a natural process in our body.