Fibromyalgia patients always have sleep issues and struggle with sleep disruptions. The pain experienced make sleep difficult, and lack of sleep worsen the pain. This connection is called a double-edged sword by the National Sleep Foundation.
Since fatigue and pain are invisible, it can be hard for someone to convince friends and family of what they are going through. Furthermore, it was long ago when doctors saw fibromyalgia as psychosomatic. Most patients went from one doctor to another only to be told that it was in their head.