My night sleep time is getting better and better .. (Im getting to sleep about 11.30-12.30 with 3mg melatonin). This morning I actually almost woke up with sun (6.50am), feeling refreshed...but suddenly fell asleep 50 mins later. Woke up after a bit feeling okay again.. then suddenly fell asleep again (this happened 3 times in a matter of a couple of hours) What is sucking now ... is since my insomina is now really good and under control... Ive now been having a heap of "sleep attacks" which are obviously some kind of sleep (brain?) issue rather then being caused by me feeling tired. They come on extremely suddenly.. eg feeling great one moment but have irrestible need to go to sleep due to "sleepy tiredness" the next (not physical tiredness, no exhaustion). So this morning I started researching "sleep attacks" and from what Im reading it appears ive now developed Narcolepsy (Narcoleepsy is classified as a neuro issue). quotes below from wikipedia When one of these sleep attacks take place.. I do slurr my speech, my vision does blur... and I tend to dangle my head due to needing to sleep so like start to nod off.. basically I start to fall asleep while doing whatever Im doing. (this thing is also a post exertional symptom for me eg happens day after shopping...but one which I get without any exhaustion) umm interesting that a "virus" part sighs.. I do have circadian rythm issues and hence why I need meds for sleep (melatonin and at times other meds too). All this time trying to get my sleep hours normal and I finally manage to do it and now this (feeling frustrated about it.. I DO NOT want to have to sleep during the day). Usually when I have a sleep attack .. if I give in to the attack.. I do then usually wake up completely refreshed after a short time but then can be hit with another one.. a bit later. The waking dreams I have= hypnagogic hallucinations thou I do remember it.. I have been getting noticable automatic behaviour. I posted recently on a medication thread about recent issue I had when taking my drops.. went into automatic behaviour (not a completely aware state) and keep on dropping my seleium drops onto my tongue .. I came too and realised I'd put 10 in my mouth instead of 6 due to this autopiloit state Ive sudden.y gone into (I'd keep counting and counting during that incident as it was all part of the autopiliot..fortunately i did come too as otherwise i may of taken the whole bottle). Thou I seemed to possibly have had narcolepsy at times in the past with the ME.. I put the sudden falling asleep down to due to just sheer ME exhaustion..cause i was like beyond tired and always like that To have this now suddenly coming in again (I havent had sudden falling asleep issues for years), when the ME exhaustion and tiredness hardly exists for me no more.. Well it truely sucks. It sucks that I develop problems faster then I can solve them. Looks like this will be yet another thing I need to take to my specialist to try to sort out (probably wont get time thou as next appontment we need to sort out my latest abnormal blood tests and any new test results). How do people keep up with this illness? Im seeing my specialist once a fortnight and it isnt enough, we cant keep up.