According to www.drugs.com Modafinil is a generic brand of Provigil, a drug that assist with wakefulness by altering neurotransmitter in the brain. It acts as a stimulant working to combat narcolepsy, sleep apnea, jet lag, adult ADHD and shift work sleep disorder, just to name a few. The drug is said to reduce extreme sleepiness and enhance creative functions. In an article published by Web MD it is said that the main course of action taken by this drug is unknown. They cannot explain exactly how this drug works. It is believed to affect certain substances in the brain that control the sleep/wake cycle.
The drug is usually administered with a single morning dose, but, can be adjusted by your physician to include a morning and afternoon dose. If you are using the drug to combat shift work sleep disorder than you are usually instructed to take your dose an hour before your shift. This medication does not provide a cure. it is intended for short term usage only.
Modafinil, A Smart Drug to Break Addiction
Modafinil is considered a performance enhancing smart drug, also known as a nootropic. Although the benefits of the drug mock those of stimulants it is actually classified as a eugeroic; a wakefulness promoting agent. It does not cause jitters nor a crash as the affects diminish. Modafinil is not addictive as some might initially believe, in some instances it has been used to break addiction. The movie Limitless was based on a drug with the same affects as Modafinil.
Benefits of Modafinil
Modafinil has a plethora of benefits, one is enhancing creativity. It is hard to remain fresh and focused through the hustle ans bustle of everyday life. As stated on Modafinil.org, “Modafinil offers a unique set of benefits that can be used to increase creativity as well as boost workflow and production efficiency.” Making the drug a go to for creatives like writers, artist, and musicians. The idea of having a pill that makes the limits in your brain an afterthought is amazing.
How many people don’t move forward with wonderful ideas because they can’t believe that something they’ve simply thought of could actually be brought to fruition? How many employers get less than 100% from their employees because they’re tired and their minds are foggy? Modafinill appears to be relatively safe on paper, boasting of not being addictive, or harmful. It is said to help people get more done in an effective, efficient manner. I have never taken the drug, but, based on the information available regarding it; I will be seeking a prescription from my physician. It is definitely something I will give a shot as I burn the midnight oil, trying to turn my dreams into reality.