What Is Modafinil?
Modafinil is a special agent that promotes wakefulness (alertness).
Its a prescription medication that is often used to treat severe sleep disorders such as hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness) and narcolepsy (a brain disorder which can cause the sufferer to suddenly fall asleep).
Its also sometimes prescribed for children suffering from ADD/ADHD (attention deficit disorder)
It’s not clear how Modafinil works to help relieve these symptoms of tiredness but it is believed that it helps to naturally alter the amount of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals).
Modafinil is sometimes sold under the name Provigil
Modafinil isn’t just effective at promoting wakefulness it also helps to improve cognitive function and performance in day to day life and work;
- Acts as a natural stimulant
- Improves mood and sense of well being
- Improves focus and concentration
- Improves learning
- Increased confidence
Modafinil Side Effects
Modafinil has a range of side effects, some serious so it is important to only take Modafinil if a doctor has prescribed it to you.
The side effects of Modafinil include;
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
- Muscle aches
- Blurred vision
More serious side effects include;
- High blood pressure
How Modafinil Is Taken
The usual dose for adult with narcolepsy and other sleep disorders is 200mg daily to be taken in the morning.
Who Shouldn’t Take Modafinil
Patients with liver disease, or any health issues, especially those involving heart valves should not be given Modafinil.
It should be used in caution with those suffering from cardiovascular disease, renal dysfunction and mental illnesses.
Modafinil also reacts badly with certain prescription drugs and some common antibiotics, so always check with your doctor before taking.
For all its reported benefits, the very real risk of adverse side effects go a long way to make us wonder just how wise it is to take Modafinil… Even if our doctor prescribed this to us, we think that we would probably look extensively elsewhere and only take it as a very last resort…
Quite Frankly There Are Better, More Natural Products Out There That Do Not Cause Anything Like The Lengthy List Of Side Effects Linked To Modafinil