A sore manhood can be a bother, but when it happens only occasionally, it’s something a guy lives with. Besides, a sore manhood is often a result of some very enthusiastic and/or lengthy play (whether with a partner or with one’s own hand), and the enjoyment a guy experiences may be worth the occasional minor deviation from proper male organ care. But sometimes a sore manhood is a common thing - and it may occur without the benefits of aggressive intimate contact. If that’s the case, finding out the cause becomes important - and in some instances, sleep apnea may be behind that pain. |
In recent years, sleep apnea has moved a bit closer into the public consciousness, but many people still are not necessarily aware of exactly what it is. As Wikipedia explains it, sleep apnea is "a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep." These pauses can vary in length - some are only a couple of second, others may last a few minutes - and they tend to happy several times during the course of what should be a good night’s sleep. Many people with sleep apnea also exhibit bouts of very loud snoring (often to their partners’ annoyance.) because of the interrupted breathing, many people with sleep apnea feel very tired during the day, even after sleeping for a regular amount of time.
Men are about twice as likely to have sleep apnea as women, and people who are overweight also have a higher risk. Treatment typically involves lifestyle changes (such as losing weight or stopping smoking.) Many people now use what is called a CPAP machine, which is intended to help keep airway passages open while sleeping and so lessen the chance of breathing interruptions.
And the sore manhood?
So why is a sore manhood sometimes associated with sleep apnea? Basically, researchers have discovered a greater likelihood of sleep-related painful tumescence and sleep apnea.
Sleep-related painful tumescence is a fairly rare condition, with only about one percent of men estimated to be affected by it (however, it should be noted that some researchers believe the condition is under-reported). As the name implies, the disorder is marked by the presence of a very painful engorgement while sleeping.
With this condition, the pain is such that it awakens the man - and he often has difficulty returning to sleep for some time afterward. Thus, not only is the man dealing with a sore manhood but also with interrupted sleep.
Doctors are not sure why some men experience these painful engorgements as a result of sleep apnea. But the use of CPAP machines, while it treats the apnea, does not seem to have an impact on the painful tumescence. Use of beta blockers has had some success in treating the condition, as had use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Since there is still much that is not known about the connection between the conditions, individuals with sleep apnea who find themselves with a sore manhood should consult with their doctor to determine what strategies they should follow to address the issue.
When a sore manhood comes from regular overuse instead of sleep apnea, soothing help can be found in a first class male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A crème that contains both a high-end emollient (like shea butter) and a natural moisturizer (such as vitamin E), can help a man recover from everyday soreness. It also helps to find a crème with L-carnitine. Why? Because overuse often diminishes sensitivity, and L-carnitine can help restore lost sensation in the manhood.
Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.
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