Modafinil, developed in the 1980s, is a cognitive enhancer that is particularly useful for promoting wakefulness. It fights fatigue and improves energy, motivation, mood and memory. We still don’t fully understand the whole host of mechanisms by which modafinil works, but we do know that it alters the levels of a range of neurotransmitters. In particular, it decreases the concentration of GABA, which promotes sleep, and increases the concentrations of histamine and norepinephrine, which promote alertness. If you want to improve your everyday productivity, read on to find out whether modafinil is the right nootropic for you.

Modafinil – For Staying Awake and Alert

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Are you looking for a cognitive enhancer that will help you stay awake and stay sharp? Consider Modafinil. This drug is prescribed to people who suffer from excessive sleepiness because of narcolepsy, sleep apnoea or shift work sleep disorder. In Australia, it’s available by prescription under the brand name Modovigil. Modafinil belongs to a class…

Modafinil scientifically proven to improve cognitive performance

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The first study to prove nootropic Modafinil considerably enhances cognition has been published in the peer-reviewed journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. The smart drug, which was originally designed to treat narcolepsy, has long been used by students and professionals alike for its infamous focus-enhancing abilities, but until now there has been little scientific research to prove its…

Off-label applications for Modafinil

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Modafinil has traditionally been prescribed for sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, sleep apnoea and shift work sleep disorder, and the FDA does not currently recommend its use outside of these recommendations. However, its unique ability to encourage alertness and wakefulness without the agitation, stimulation, or cardiovascular side effects associated with many other stimulants makes it a…

Does Modafinil Really Work? New Study Says Yes.

Modafinil has been shown to reduce the efficacy of some medications, including contraceptives.

Modafinil was developed in the 1970s as a treatment for sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, and in Australia that remains its only approved use. However, for over a decade now, healthy people have been taking advantage of modafinil’s perceived beneficial effects on wakefulness, focus, and creativity. While the drug has many advocates who swear by it,…

History of Modafinil

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When choosing a cognitive enhancer, it can be helpful to understand how and why it was created. The history of Modafinil begins with the development of a stimulant drug called Adrafinil, which was used to treat narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. Adrafinil, which was developed in the 1970s by Lafon Laboratories in France, was considered…

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