I was wondering if anyone has experienced uncontrollable sleep attacks. This is very bothersome to me as I have been a longtime insomniac who has required sleep aids for a number of years now. I have FM and was having trouble getting comfortable to fall asleep and would awaken several times a night when I would change positions. I had a sleep study recently and did not stay asleep long enough to finish the study. I was subsequently given requip for restless leg syndrome and continued with sleep aid and given an additional muscle relaxant to boost their potency. I still only sleep 4-5 hours and have not experienced any improvement of this malady. Recently I have had uncontrollable sleep attacks. I will fall asleep sitting up and not for a short time but for several hours and upon awakening I have trouble remembering what happened prior to my sleep attack. I have not driven in several months as I had one occasion where I had gone out to lunch and could hardly stay wake during that lunch meeting and upon leaving, I stopped by a friend's and had this uncontrollable urge to lie down. When I awoke it was 3 hours later and I was disoriented as I did not immediately remember where I was or why I was there. I went to the rheumatologist and he requested I not drive until evaluated by a sleep study doctor and neurologist. I have seen the sleep study doctor who spent all of 3 minutes and all he did was write a new antidepressant (which I advised the rheumie and he agreed with me that to change that was not in my best interest at this time) I can not see the Neurologist for another 3 weeks. I just wondered if this is a common occurance in those with FMS or if this is a red flag of some underlying cause. Any info on coping with this additional symptom and what treatment one may have received will be appreciated. I had a MS workup just a little over a year ago that was negative. I want to say that this happens whether I have slept the night before or not. I never feel rested whether I sleep or not. Just one more reason why I can't function outside of my home.