Men who get morning wood are less likely to die from strokes, study claims 2 months ago

Men who get morning wood are less likely to die from strokes, study claims

Some can last up to 30 minutes

A new study suggests that men who experience morning wood are less likely to die from heart disease or strokes.

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Publishing in the journal Age and Ageing, the study saw researchers ask 1,800 middle-aged and older men how often they get "morning glory."

Sometimes referred to as "morning wood" or perhaps the previously mentioned "morning glory", erections in the morning are a very normal thing to experience.

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Those who had morning erections were 22 per cent less likely to die from major killers, which include strokes and heart disease. The researchers argue that erections while sleeping is a good sign of circulation.

“Erectile dysfunction and poor morning erections are associated with increased mortality," said lead scientist Dr Leen Antonio, who also works as an assistant professor of endocrinology at Belgium's Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Speaking to the Sun, Dr Geoff Hackett, the ex-president of the British Society for Sexual Medicine, said: “Loss of morning erections are a sign your arteries are not functioning properly.

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“That means you are at significant risk of a heart attack or stroke within three to five years. This applies to celibate, single men — not just those who have a partner.”

Men can experience up to five erections per night during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep which is also when we dream.

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Said erections can last between 20 and 30 minutes, so make sure you're door is locked when you go to sleep.

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