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Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Is It Normal to Have an Erection When Waking Up?

Is It Normal to Have an Erection When Waking Up?

I always get an erection almost every morning when I wake up. Is this normal?
- Levi

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.

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: August 2013

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