I promise I'll take time to read other's posts & try to help if I can...but later. Right now I have a terrible problem. I can't stay awake! Since this is something that's happened to me off & on since I was a teen (I'm 36 now), I decided to come on here & ask if anyone else has experienced it. Occasionally, for no apparent reason, sometimes I'll suddenly find myself physically unable to stay awake - no matter what! And I may go months or even several years without an incident. As best as I can recall, it began happening in high school. (my chronic daily headaches began in 6th grade & worsened through jr. high and high school, eventually turning into migraines by age 20 or so). Anyway, (I'm trying to type fast, as I keep nodding off...forgive me if I typo)...back in high school there would be times in class where I'd suddenly just fall asleep. Sometimes on the weekends when I was out with friends, I'd have to stop somewhere & take a nap before I could drive home. No other choice - I simply **HAD** to sleep!! Other times, I'd actually fall asleep while driving home! Yeah, it was pretty scary. I never wrecked thank God, but sometimes another motorist would see me & honk their horn to jerk me awake. Fast forward years later (in my mid-twenties), I recall having another "cycle" or "spell" of this - whatever you want to call it. Remember, I said it doesn't happen all the time, and years can go by without it happening. But I do remember in my mid-twenties I had a desk job, and I'd simply fall asleep face-down on my desk, literally in a puddle of drool! (haha - not funny, but it kind of is). Now I've been fighting my headaches hardcore, because they've been so much worse in recent years. And also, following a car accident about 8 yrs ago, I was diagnosed with FM. In fact, I've been starting to realize that lately my headaches haven't been just Migraine -- I think they have been more related to either the FM, or just the neck injury from the car accident (or both). (no - the car accident was not my fault & had nothing to do with falling asleep. someone rear-ended me while I was stopped at a red light) So anyway, this week I've been having some bad headaches that are not migraine, but instead seem to be coming from my neck where I have 2 cervical discs out. And muscle spasms constantly, too. And along with these headaches this week, I am having trouble staying awake! Tues & Wed I was able to get thru the day by closing my office door & taking a 10-15 min. catnap a couple times throughout the day. But today it's only 9:00am, and I CANNOT STAY AWAKE!!!! I even walked across the office to get something, and to my horror I found myself standing there, having "snapped" myself awake! Thankfully nobody else was in the office yet. But I fell asleep on my feet??!!??!! It was only a few minutes, but still! OK, I can't write anymore. I've written too much already, sorry. But I don't have the strength to go back, re-read, & edit. I just want to know if anyone else has this problem of falling asleep when they shouldn't, and for no apparent reason (no, I haven't been drinking; no, I haven't taken any drowsy medicine; no, I haven't been up for 3 days straight; like I said: no apparent reason!) But I do have this bad headache, that is originating from my neck. Please, if anyone has any experience with falling asleep, please help me! Thanks, C.