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How to Deal With ED Linked to Psychological Problems

Question:

Hello, my name is Sam I have been dealing with this really bad insomnia for some time now but I always had insomnia and even a sleep study done with no problems. Now with that said I usually masturbate before bed time to relax and help with sleep. A few days ago I jerked one off and went to bed and awoke an hour or so later. This has happen before so I went to jerk one out again in hopes to elevate the stress but my member was completely limp. It had no reaction whatsoever to any stimulus. This has never happened before in my life in either masturbation or sexual encounters, I always had a strong libido and would always get an erection when I wanted. This sudden impotence continues to today. My sleep is still bad but I can’t get my member up at all I don’t know what to do. It feels like I literally lost the connection from my brain to my penis. I do want to note that today at least I woke up with a morning wood. My penis was completely erect but went away extremely fast when I noticed also It didn’t “feel” like an erection. With that said I’ve been told that means that the problem is most likely not physical and more psychological. I’m just in distress over this as I have no idea why. Even when I think of or try to stimulate my member is completely dead. Please would like some advice and help.

Answer:

Hello Sam,
Erectile dysfunction has many factors and underlying causes, one of the aspects that many people overlook is the physiological aspect, and it can be in form of anxiety or pressure, anxiety, or acute stress disorder. Your sleep problem is putting a lot of stress on your body physically and mentally.
Poor sleep (less than 8 hours asleep nightly) changes the hormonal balance in your body (causing low levels of testosterone) over time, which leads to ED.
The key in dealing with ED is understanding the cause and dealing with it, in your case, I advise you first to visit your doctor and make some tests to exclude any medical/physical concerns that could be behind this issue, and if all tests come up negative then you can focus on practicing better sleep hygiene such as; fixing regular times for going to bed and for getting up, no alcoholic beverages four hours before bedtime and don’t smoke at all, no caffeine beginning six hours before bedtime (not only coffee and tea, but many soft drinks and chocolate as well), avoid heavy, spicy, or sugary foods starting four hours before bedtime, regular exercising, but not right before bed.
I hope this helps.

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