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How often do you have an erection during the night as you sleep?

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Usually, men have 3 to 5 erections during the night as they sleep. Your doctor may use an overnight erection test to see whether you’re able to get an erection.

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Issues: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

National Health Service: “Erectile dysfunction (impotence).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction.”

American Thyroid Association, “Thyroid.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 27, 2016

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Issues: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

National Health Service: “Erectile dysfunction (impotence).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction.”

American Thyroid Association, “Thyroid.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 27, 2016

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