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Is It Normal to Have an Erection When Waking Up?

Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
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I always get an erection almost every morning when I wake up. Is this normal?

Yes, it's completely normal to have an erection when waking up in the morning. In fact, guys often have about three to five erections each night while they sleep — they're just not aware of them.

*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.

Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
Date reviewed: June 2019