What kind of doctor do I need to see if I'm nodding off while sitting, driving, and sometimes standing? It doesn't happen all the time, but yesterday was the scariest drive home. My eyes kept slamming shut for a second, and I was veering into the other lanes, and I could barely stay awake. This has been going on for years, but seems to be getting worse. I also have had resless leg syndrome for 46 years.