While its primary use is for fighting fatigue, it is has started to become more widely used thanks to its powerful yet sustainable stimulant properties, which rival those of amphetamines in terms of perceived cognitive-enhancing ability.
In recent years Modafinil has seen a surge in its use in every environment where cognitive endurance and agility are paramount. From students to professors at universities, entrepreneurs to executives at companies, politicians to parents in civil life, Modafinil has started to attract an audience which seeks to break free from the confinements of regular sleep wake cycles.
What makes Modafinil so much more appealing is that it is not considered to cause physical addiction, it does not cause intense euphoria, it does not cause changes to blood pressure, it is cheap, and it neither produces hangovers nor other long-term side effects. Instead, it inhibits peripheral stimulation of your central nervous system (CNS), which results in heightened alertness and increased focus for both repetitive and complex tasks.
Research was compiled in Canada on the use of Modafinil in athletes as it was found to be increasingly used among those in competitions seeking to artificially enhance their endurance. In this study, 15 male athletes were tested using 4mg per kg of body weight of either Modafinil or a placebo. The sample group on Modafinil was on average 30% more enduring than the sample group which took the placebo.
As a consequence to similar observations, Modafinil was deemed inappropriate for athletic use and prohibited for athletes by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Other experimental uses for Modafinil include the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, post-anesthesia and post-opioid brain fog, as a remedy for methamphetamine abuse, memory loss due to age, and to increase enthusiasm in the elderly.
While some are concerned with the drug’s potential to cause addictive behavior, the world’s exhausted night shift workers, pressured students, and biologically disadvantaged individuals find it quite beneficial when consumed in moderation.
For those simply trying to fight the symptoms of fatigue, a typical dose would be half a pill of Modalert 200 or 100mg. To increase productivity, a single dose in the morning and second dose of another 100mg around lunch time is possible.
Unlike many other drugs, Modafinil has a long half life and can remain in your system for up to 15 hours. If you are currently suffering from some form of sleeping disorder, the use of this drug is not recommended.