Modafinil- smart drug for wakefulness!

Sleep is an important and necessary thing for any animal or living being. It is necessary because sleeping time is only when your brain stop its work for few hours. But due to increasing workload a person will have to stay awake to complete given work within time. Even if person feels sleepy he or she should stay awake to complete their task.

 Modafinil is the drug which I widely used to promote wakefulness. This drug is also used to treat sleep related diseases. Some of the sleep related disorders are as follows-

  • Narcolepsy
  • Excessive day-sleepiness
  • Apnea
  • Hypersomnia

This drug helps many people from the industry who have to work in shifts. Other than workers this drug is also taken by the students who need to do projects or arrange some events in college along with their academics study. While some of the student studying in night-schools also take help of this drug. Night school students work at day time and attend their college in the evening time or night time. For staying awake they take help of this Modafinil pill. Other than student many teachers also have this drug to stay awaken so that they could conduct extra classes. The person who needs to travel can also have this drug to stay awaken during his journey. The modafinil pill also helps the person to concentrate and stay focused on his work. Some time a person may suffer from various side effects. Some side effects will be the minor one or some may be the serious one. Some side effects of Modafinil pill are as follows:

  • Chest pain
  • Hallucination
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sour throat
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Insomnia 

The person may also suffer from different side effects mentioned above in the list as the body sytem varies from person to person. One should observe their self so as to check whether they are having any serious health issues after having modafinil pill.

The person will be able to stay awake for around 8 hours after having modafinil pill. This pill should be taken before starting work; pill will start to work within half hour.

This drug was originally developed for promoting wakefulness for military commanders and astronauts who have to stay awaken for too long. In early days, use of this drug is done these two fields like military and astronauts only. But later on this drug becomes available in most countries as a prescribed medication.

  Research has been done to check whether a person gets hooked to this drug, but it is proved that a person will not get hooked up to this drug. Many people take this pill because they won't get enough time to complete their work on time.


  • The person who doesn’t have any sleep disorder should not have Modafinil pill at all.
  • Even after having Modafinil pill if the person feels sleepy then he needs immediate medical attention.
  • Woman should avoid intake of Modafinil pill in pregnancy, as it may affect the unborn fetus.
  • Person having other medications should give acknowledgment to the doctor of those medications before taking any treatment related to sleeping disorders.
  • Before having Modafinil pill the patient should consider doctor or physician.

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