Fapping and Melatonin

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  1. PMOare4SoyBoys

    PMOare4SoyBoys Fapstronaut

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    I hear that fapping affects melatonin production, therefore negatively impacting ones sleep.

    Can anyone testify with that statement? Personally feels to me that whenever I fap it takes me a while longer to fall asleep and also don't sleep as deeply, could be a psychological factor though but would just like to confirm if that's the case with everyone else or not.
     
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  2. Every time am on a no moo streak I experience insomnia for like the first two weeks. I read somewhere that fapping to porn messes with your hormone balance so it would explain why pmo affects sleep quality.
     
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  3. Agreed. When i PMO or just MO before bed I can't immediately fall asleep thereafter. It messes with sleep cycles for sure. I think it's because it releases a dopamine "hit" in the brain. It's the same when I smoke a joint. It makes me sleepy, but it prevents me from falling asleep and it messes with my sleep.
     
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  4. Abetterbrain

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    I have exactly the same problem. If I fap I don't sleep and if I do it's so light. Always wake up feeling shit. I think it's to do with dopamine. When you fap it down regulates the receptors.
     
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  5. jarvyjarvison

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    On the contrary; I used to find fapping helped me sleep. I stopped sleeping when I stopped fapping and now I'm on a bunch of sleeping pills.
     
  6. PMOare4SoyBoys

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    How deep was the sleep you were getting when you were fapping though, and for how long have you had sleeping issues after abstaining from PMO?

    Me personally I tend to see results with my sleep only after a week of abstaining from fapping, I think this is due to the fact that your brain is rewiring itself during that abstinence.
     
  7. PMOare4SoyBoys

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    I feel exactly the same way. Back when I first started fapping I didn't have that problem but once it got more serious it felt as if I was screwing up with my sleep cycle.
     
  8. PMOare4SoyBoys

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    I agree I feel like once you get to a stage where fapping becomes a reliant tool to fall asleep then it eventually back fires on you, I'm still in my rebooting phase but I can already feel an increase in energy levels and overall feeling that I have control of my life again.
     
  9. PMOare4SoyBoys

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    That makes sense, I used to rely on fapping a lot in the past to fall asleep but now it has more of the opposite effect on me now which is why I've decided to quit PMO.
     
  10. Philomath

    Philomath Fapstronaut

    No it doesn't.

    No offense - we just need an explanation of the scientific mechanisms, and some really sexy studies and research to explain how pmo affects sleep quality. Broad statements like that aren't really helpful to anyone's learning. Everything effects hormones - including other hormones. So we need to be really specific. Are we talking about dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, cortisol, leptin, ghrelin, melatonin, testosterone, estrogen, and these are just the hormones I'm naming off the top of my head that do everything from manage sleep, to hunger and satiation.

    I don't know the answer to this question - but we have to be careful in saying: "oh that explains it."

    Sorry to be -that- guy :D
     
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  11. It's all good. You're right though. I don't remember the source from where I read it but there some studies about it. Of course everyone should do enough research for themselves to make sure they have the right inform they need.
     
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  12. jarvyjarvison

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    My sleep was pretty good. I’ve been on heavy duty sleeping meds for over a year.
     
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  13. Contentful T

    Contentful T Fapstronaut

    This isn't natural though. It is a sign of malfunction I would argue.
     
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  14. Contentful T

    Contentful T Fapstronaut

    Fapping just ruins everything man including sleep.
     
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  15. ash_cloud

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    I am having exactly the same experience. When I used to fap, I went into a zombie like and a so called relaxed state. I used to get lathargic and fall asleep pretty soon after that.

    Now that I am on my current streak, I am unable to sleep. I attribute this to the significantly more energy I have in me and am not feeling tired enough to sleep.

    I do remember though that I faced the same issue of not falling asleep during a previous nopmo streak but that got sorted after few weeks. I do however remember a positive of needing a lot less sleep to feel refreshed and restored the next morning. This started happening around day 50 or 60 of nopmo.

    Although I used to sleep early when I fapped due to tiredness, I do remember it was not a good sleep and if I didn’t sleep enough hours, I would pay for it the next day in terms of tiredness again and lack of motivation.
     
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  16. LonerWolf

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    I feel incredibly uncomfortable, have a racing mind, after raping myself. Not to mention the semen smell and sensation in your pants
     

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