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Nightfall - Common Myths Surrounding It!

Dr. Sandeep Madaan 90% (90 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, New Delhi  •  15 years experience
Nightfall - Common Myths Surrounding It!

Nightfall, also known as wet dreams is very common among men, chiefly in adolescents. This condition is marked by spontaneous ejaculation during sleep at night or in the early hours of dawn. The intensity of occurrence of these emissions varies from one person to another. This condition is mostly experienced in the teenage years and very few people suffer it throughout their lives.

Nightfall benefits the body in several ways. The ejaculation of seminal fluid through the genitalia prevents the accumulation of seminal fluid and helps in the formation of new healthy seminal fluid. This process also helps in improving metabolism. However, excessive emissions during the night can have negative effects such as weakening of body organs and a decrease in their efficiency. It can also lead to other sexual disorders such as infertility and reduced levels of libido.

Some of the chief causes of nightfall are:

  • Weak nerves
  • Excessive masturbation that weakens the nerves connecting the brain with the reproductive system
  • Men who indulge in excessive sex may have frequent sexual thoughts that can lead to nightfall
  • Excessive smoking and drinking are also a reason behind nightfall as it leads to nerve damage which is the primary cause of the condition
  • Lack of physical exercise and lethargy can also be responsible for nightfall


Some of the common myths surrounding nightfall are:

  • It is a rare condition
  • Nightfall can lead to decreased sexual function
  • Occurrence is only among young men who frequently masturbate
  • Eating non-vegetarian food can worsen the condition
  • Daily occurrence of nightfall can cause erection problems

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