Nightfall is a very harmless, though unfortunate condition that many men suffer from. This is a condition in which the male genitalia expresses discharge of semen, while the male is still asleep. In Ayurvedic, it is referred to as ‘swapandosha’. According to modern science, there is nothing wrong or extraordinary with nightfall. In fact, it is a part of the natural bodily processes and it may happen only due to male hormones. Young men, in the age range of 18 to 30 years are most usually afflicted with this condition.
Masturbation is one of the most persistent cause for nightfall. In Indian culture, especially, lack of sex education and negligence on the part of parents are some of the other causes for this condition. The western culture and easy access to pornography and other sexually explicit content also contribute to it. With growing age, men experience hormonal changes too. As they get curious and begin to masturbate, their sperm production and ejaculation also becomes more frequent. Often, they may have sexually explicit dreams, which causes them to masturbate unconsciously and ejaculate. Sometimes, they may not even consciously masturbate, but the ejaculation happens nevertheless.
Nightfall is an inconvenient condition, but there is nothing drastic about it. It is a normal and natural condition that could afflict anyone. However, there are some myths surrounding this condition due to its sensitive nature. Here are some of the most common of these myths:
· Nightfall is a very rare condition.
· Nightfall only afflicts those who are truly perverted.
· Regular nightfall can cause erection problems.
· It only occurs in very young men, who masturbate regularly.
· Eating non vegetarian food can worsen the problem.
· Nightfall can weaken you sexually.
· Nightfall cannot be treated because it is a disease of perversion.
Some of the most persistent symptoms of this disease include pain in different parts of the body – especially in the joints, a severe lack of concentration, anemia, general malaise, pain in the testicles, gastric complaints, fatigue, indigestion, constipation, dullness and eventual emaciation as well. In young boys, the problem of nightfall may even prevent proper growth. Sometimes, prolonged nightfall may result in other secondary problems such as weakness and hair loss. Sleep cycles may be disrupted and you may also experience very poor quality sleep.