What Causes Insomnia?

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So Insomnia actually is quite common, over 1/3 of the population reports some difficulty with falling asleep from time to time, but only 6 - 10% actually have chronic insomnia. Insomnia is actually best understood by a fore factor module, so we know that people are first born with some sought of genetic vulnerability or previous position to develop insomnia that's the first factor, the pre-disposing factors. And then insomnia doesn't actually come about, and so the second factor which are the precipitating of events, so life stressors, financial stressors, family troubles that actually bring about the episode of insomnia and then the third factor are the perpetuating factors, and so things that we do to try to make out for the sleep loss, spending extra time on bed, taking naps that actually get in the way and perpetuate or continue on our symptoms of insomnia.

And then the fourth factor is conditioned arousal, the more time we spend in bed frustrated, struggling with sleep, the more our bed becomes associated with frustrations and anxiety and again the cycle of insomnia continues.