Guide to Modafinil
Finding tactics and tools that have a significant impact with little effort is at the heart of biohacking. If there is any difference between them, call it enlightened laziness or the never-ending search for personal perfection. It’s time to write about Modafinil, the performance-enhancing smart medication that, at the very least, belongs in your bag of biohacker techniques.
This essay includes first-hand accounts from users as well as an interview with a biomedical engineer who, like myself, has been using Modafinil for a long period. Warnings can be found at the end of the article.
What exactly is modafinil?
Modafinil, sometimes known as a nootropic, is a smart drug. It improves your mental abilities in a variety of ways. There are several smart medications on the market, but modafinil stands out for several reasons:
It isn’t a stimulant in any way. Modafinil behaves like a stimulant, but it’s a eugeroic, which means it promotes wakefulness. Unlike most typical stimulants, it does not make you jittery or sped up. Modafinil, unlike many other smart drugs, does not induce a crash or withdrawal.
Modafinil is a member of the central nervous system (CNS) stimulant class of drugs. It keeps you awake by stimulating certain areas of your brain. It is used to aid persons with narcolepsy, a disorder that causes excessive sleepiness during the day, by avoiding drowsiness and keeping them from falling asleep.
It’s also used to help persons with obstructive sleep apnea or hypopnea syndrome (breathing problems that occur while sleeping), shift-work sleep disorder, or circadian rhythm sleep disorder sleep less during the day.
- It isn’t a habit-forming substance.
- It is very safe with no side effects
What are the possible negative effects of this medication?
Many drugs have the potential to induce negative side effects. When a medication is used at regular doses, a side effect is an undesired reaction. Side effects might be mild, moderate, or severe, and they can be transitory or permanent.
Not everyone who takes this drug may suffer the adverse effects described below. If you’re concerned about side effects, talk to your doctor about the risks and advantages of this drug and order modafinil after consultation.
At least 1% of persons using this medicine have had the negative effects listed below. Many of these side effects can be handled, and some may fade away with time.
If any of these side effects are severe or troublesome, speak with your doctor. Your pharmacist may be able to provide you with advice on how to deal with side effects.
- diarrhea \ dizziness \ drowsiness
- nausea \ nervousness
- sleep disturbances
- a nose that is stuffy or runny
- stomach ache
Although the majority of the adverse effects listed below are uncommon, they might cause serious difficulties if you do not seek medical help.
If any of the following side effects develop, contact your doctor as soon as possible:
- irrational thoughts (e.g., hearing or seeing things that are not there)
- blood pressure has risen
- palpitations or a faster heart rate
- tiredness that persists
- depression symptoms (such as feeling sad, losing interest in things you used to enjoy, weight changes, changes in sleep habits, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, thoughts of self-harm)
- Mania signs and symptoms (e.g., extreme increase in activity, talking, energy)