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Olivia Wilde's sleepless nights after split

entertainment Updated: Jun 04, 2012 18:54 IST

Actor 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 contactmusic.com.

"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.