I have a pretty chronic insomnia problem and take prescription meds and vitamin supplements to deal with my woes. I am sleeping really good and heavy right now for the first time in years. I take amytryptaline and have used this for about 10 years.
All I know is that my insomnia was way worse before I started the diet. I felt like a walking zombie and most people with insomnia knows what this feels like. As I have gone through the diet, my insomnia has improved dramatically and I no longer have any sleepless nights.
As far as candida, we won’t know for certain whether you have it over the internet. The only way to know for certain if you have candida is to try the diet, and if you experience die-off symptoms, you likely have candida overgrowth. After about 1-2 months your symptoms should improve considerably (hopefully). It typically gets bad before it gets better.
I also would consider trying out acupuncture if you can afford it. They can puncture certain spots that will aid in your sleep. A naturopathic doctor might be able to heal this problem without prescription meds and prescribe you something like melatonin or PS-100 (which is what I take). There are drawbacks to taking melatonin as well, so finding a naturopath who doesn’t prescribe this outright would be best.