Anyone have any ideas on this? It's still happening every night.
As a result I now fall asleep almost every day on my daily commute and while having any downtime at my desk.
the hard flaccid and pelvic muscle spasms are causes by a loose/ torn suspensory ligament. when ligaments become loose and unstable the brain sends signals to tighten the muscles in the area to support the ligament this is causeing the pelvic muscles to spasm and tighten causing the mild errection this can and probably will eventualy cause erectile dysfunction and many other problems repeat this to a urologist you will need surgery im sorry to say there is a surgery supported by studys of a British andrologist mr Mr David Ralph where they insert non maliable structures to resuport the suspensory ligament. it is a very safe and statisticly effective corrective surgey your urologist will likely not be much help but repeat what I have told you and he will be able to refer you to a specialist andrologist hope I helped.
Night erection is chemically triggered and need not be accompanied by erotic thoughts. Since you are having problems only for erections during night, I suspect it may be related to some food that you take. Try taking food items as close as possible to what you have been used to taking.
Empty your bladder before sleeping, drink less water at night, sleep two hours after taking dinner, if there is an increase in working hours in sitting position, do take break in between. Keep the laptop and other electronic devices away from your lap while working. Do use loose undergarments at night. Change your sleeping positions if your present sleeping position exerts undue pressure to the penis area.
If you have any problem with internal piles and if your food is spicy, triggering inflammation inside rectum, it may also lead to painful erections.
However, in this case, the pain will be mostly felt near the prostate area.
Take deep breath during morning and evening, and if possible take luke warm water sitz bath in the evenings to relax the muscles in the pelvic region.
I am having same problem , there are couple of paper on this subject, they said 0.1 % of men get this problem and it seems there is no cure for that I have exactly same symptoms as you have, my doctor gave me also anti depression but no real effect , you can try 40 mg Baclefon (muscle relaxing)
Thanks for the replies so far. It's still happening to me almost every day, and I'm beginning to lose sensitivity in the shaft of my erect penis. I don't know what else I can do. I've tried almost everything mentioned in this thread as well as a few other things (natural sleeping/relaxation meds, limiting caffiene intake, changing position, exercising more etc...)
If anyone finds this at a later date, please feel free to reply to this thread or send me a private message.