What Is The 3p Model Of Insomnia

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Insomnia does not occur in every person who has lifestyle issues, worries, or bad habits. It does not happen in one night or two.
Insomnia is something that develops over time in persons with vulnerability to it. Spiegleman’s ‘3P model’ of insomnia explains how this occurs. The first p is ‘predisposition’. These are the heritable traits that create the ‘diathesis’ or vulnerability to insomnia. Some of these traits are being a ‘high arousal’ person, or someone with anxiety, another is female gender. Not everyone with these traits develops insomnia. The activating ingredient is a precipitating event (or stressor). This can be a medical event (i.e. pregnancy, pain, etc.) or a life event-that causes someone to begin losing sleep. In
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