Modafinil was originally developed to help troops stay alert and awake for long periods without side effects.
Modafinil has been described as effective as amphetamine but as safe as caffeine, however, modafinil is neither, but belongs to a unique class of drugs called eugeroics.
Modafinil resensitizes receptors in the brain called alpha-1 and makes them more sensitive to the neurotransmitter noradrenaline, the result is enhanced alertness and as a result modafinil has revolutionised the treatment for narcolepsy (sleeping in the daytime) and cataplexy (sudden weakness or fatigue).
A unique feature of modafinil compared to amphetamines is the fact that modafinil will not induce a ‘high’ it simply allows the brain to maintain a high state of awareness and concentration, if one is already ‘awake’ then modafinil will not increase this mode, rather it will help to maintain it for several hours, and all without major side effects and no known dependency effects.
Today the word about modafinil’s effectiveness has spread beyond the treatment of ailments. There are reports of persons undertaking critical jobs that require constant attention, people like pilots, surgeons, air traffic controllers and even long-distance truck drivers who are using modafinil to enable them to be better at what they do.
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