Congratulations on taking a step toward better health!
You know, I remember my first flush and I didn't sleep at all that night. I took the orthinine (I can't remember how to spell that!!!) and it didn't help me at all. I figured out later that I was so excited, worried, etc., about that flush, that I wouldn't have slept anyway!! But, as the flushes progressed, I would sleep through the night and I didn't take anything.
As far as the salt cravings, I would suggest you take 1/2 teaspoon of the Epsom Salts daily. You won't even taste it in a glass of water. That should take care of your cravings and give your body what it needs.