Hi there, I have been long time reader of the forum, but this is my first post. I have been Primal for about 6 months now and I feel the healthiest I have in a very long time.
Anyway I've got the diet and exercise down, but my world was rocked a couple of weeks ago when my marriage disintegrated after finding out my wife had an affair. I'll spare you the details but I didn't eat or sleep for several days, very distraught. I've got most of my appetite back now, and am exercising again, but I am having trouble sleeping. Like, really bad. Like some nights I'll get ZERO hours sleep, or maybe 3-4 hours in a night, and so on.
Obviously the long term fix for this problem is counselling and letting the pain heal, but in the short term I'm concerned about the lack of sleep obviously. So I've got a couple of questions:
1) Do I just let my body handle it on it's own and not worry about it? That is, do I just forget about it, knowing that my body will eventually sleep when it's able to? If I'm tired, sleep, and if I'm not tired, then don't sleep?
2) Or, do I need to make my body sleep by taking sleeping tablets or something? And, if I do take tablets, what should I take? I do have a packet of pharmacy sleeping tablets (Restavit) and I've taken maybe half a dozen of those over the last few weeks, but obviously I don't want to stay on those, I'd rather something more natural and non-habit-forming
Would love to hear some primal advice on this