why does fibro. effect our sleep patterns so much, I used to be able to sleep anytime, anywhere, now I seem to have lost the ability to sleep, it seems to be around 5/6.00am before i manage to actually sleep, I feel tired but the minute I lie down, start to drift, my legs start to spasm and 'bang' Im awake. once I would have been able to make it up a bit by napping in the afternoons, now that seems to have gone as well, I just want the pleasure of sleeping!!! I enjoy sleeping!!!...is it a fibromyalgia thing? or just coincidence?Ive had 4 hours sleep in the last 24, Im tired, but I know theres no point in getting wound up about it, but why does it happen? I thought fibro was supposed to be like a chronic fatigue thing? well someone needs to have a word with those experts! biggest problem when I cant sleep, I head for the icecream!! Lyzzie Yawn.