Smart Drugs: What I Learned From Modafinil

Apr 25, 2019, 06:52 AM
I first learned about Modafinil in 2012. It’s a prescription drug that’s commonly used to treat narcolepsy and a range of other issues including sleep disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. It’s also used, off prescription, as a ‘cognitive enhancer'.

I read a study that said Jet fighter pilots could function for up to 37 hours of continuous wakefulness, with a very small drop in baseline function on 100 milligram doses of Modafinil.

I tried Modafinil for the first time in law school. I’d kept delaying a number of previous exams, and one thing led to another, and eventually I had just two weeks to write 9 exams. 

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