Olivia Wilde`s sleepless nights after split

Updated: Jun 03, 2012, 10:07 AM IST

London: Actress Olivia Wilde has revealed that she secretly battled weight and sleep issues after her marriage broke up last year.

‘The Tron: Legacy’ star admits she went through "a manic phase" and turned to food to "self-medicate" after initially losing weight during a battle with insomnia, reports a website.

"I lost a bunch of weight and I was really never sleeping... I moved in with a girlfriend and she said, `You don`t sleep; you sleep three hours a night!` Then you go through a period where you`re self-medicating with something to fill a void because you have created a void by removing someone from you. There`s a chunk missing and people fill it with all sorts of things," she told TV talk show presenter Amanda De Cadenet.

"I`m a healthy person, but I definitely packed it on because I wanted to feel a buffer between me and the pain, because the world started getting really scary and new relationships (and) dating was a lot more painful than I ever imagined," she added.