People with fibromyalgia often also have sleep apnea (this happens if a person stops breathing for a few moments when sleeping) or restless legs syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to move your legs especially when attempting to sleep). Like many painful conditions, sleep problems many times are triggers of fibromyalgia. If you have one or both of these problems, it would be wise to get a formal sleep evaluation to confirm the diagnosis. Sleep apnea is a deadly disease and many times leads to heart attack (cardiac arrest) due to the stress the illness puts on the heart. If you think you might have sleep apnea and are not sure what to do next contact our office and we will help you. Sleep Apnea is often a deadly disease.