I am cursed with a rather unusual sleeping disorder. After attempting to diagnose it through careful searching online, I have yet to discover anyone else with the same condition.
I am a male aged 43, Caucasian living in Northern Europe. I have always found getting to sleep difficult, for as long as I can remember. But now and over the last few years it has taken a new twist.
My problem occurs right at the moment before entering sleep stage, or drifting into sleep. When eventually I do manage to get to this stage, a rather odd thing happens...
It is difficult to describe in words, but I suddenly start to feel pangs of sexual urgency. These feelings are not pleasant but neither are they painful. They can only be described as being irritating to such a degree that they prevent me from sleeping. It would seem that the more I doze and drift toward sleep, the more intense these pangs become.
Masturbating up to but before org""" can offer temporary relief. But what often happens is that the pangs return before I have chance to enter sleep. Masturbating through to org*** has a similar effect. Again, this will give me relief, sometimes I can evade the return of the pangs and enter sleep, but more often than not, the pangs will return before I have that chance and the second time they are more intense and I am too exhausted to explore relief through trying the same methods.
Of course eventually I do sleep, but it can be hours after retiring to bed that this happens. If I don't have sex for a while, then the experience falls away and the pangs don't come. They seem to arrive only when I am in a period of frequent sexual activity.
I wondered if the condition could be psychosomatic, however I most definitely feel the pangs coming from my groin. Squeezing and tightening my muscles in that area for a brief period can also bring temporary relief.
Can anyone tell me what this condition could be and is it treatable?
Have tried this in other medical forums but no one seems to have any idea what it could be.
Thanks in advance for any advice offered.