Bradley Cooper, the star of the movie Limitless, takes a “smart pill” and it changes his life. Suddenly his mental capacity is incredibly enhanced, he’s more alert and perceptive and able to solve problems he could never solve before, on very little sleep. It’s been said that Modafinil is the real world version of the fictional “smart pill” of the movie and over the recent years this medication has become very popular.
Used by students looking to hack their intelligence, top execs who need optimal cognitive clarity, sleep-deprived doctors, Silicon valley execs and many more people, Modafinil has helped boost their cognitive performance and overall wellbeing.
Modafinil has been shown to increase your resistance to fatigue and boost your mood. A study conducted at the University of Cambridge found Modafinil to help make better decisions – reducing “impulse responses”.
Here are some of the benefits Modafinil provides:
√ Modafinil is clinically shown to increase focus & improve memory.
√ Improves wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy or other sleep disorders.
√ Influences four areas of brain power: focus, memory, mental energy, and overall brain health..
√ It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
To understand better what people are experiencing and what they really think about Modafinil, we researched forums on the internet and gathered several comments for review. Read the following testimonials to learn how Modafinil has helped various conditions.
“So I’ve been taking Modafinil for the past 11-12 days straight. I’ve used varying doses of 100-200mg per day. I think that it is a wonderful supplement to use but it also has some significant downsides. It’s not a cure-all “use everyday” sort of thing, for me at least.”
My first day taking it was amazing. I felt engaged, alert, and focused throughout my entire day. I destroyed an interview that I went into, full of confidence. Everything was good. So I kept taking varying doses of Modafinil (100-200mg) throughout the past week, every single day. I think extremely indepthly ALL day long on this shit. I retain information like a beast. I’m constantly brainstorming and can’t turn my mind off. I love that feeling, when I’m always on top of my mental game. It’s a great feeling to be a sharp as I’ve ever been throughout my life (I’ve always suffered from extreme ADD even while in middle school, to this day in college). I finally feel like I can maintain trains of thoughts and have normal extensive conversations with people, without getting lost in ADD world or becoming distracted by a squirrel. By the way I hate the feeling of using Adderall, Vyvanse and Ritalin, those are all terrible drugs. Those make me feel tweaky and unnatural, compared to the CLEAN feeling that Modafinil brings….” [source]
“Career-wise Modafinil has let me work at my best at any hour of the day. I’m inquisitive, I’ll dig, I’ll write great things. It makes any time of the day high performance. I don’t have the ‘I am a great golden god’ feeling but I feel good all the time.”
“It has let me see connections I wouldn’t have seen before. Is it because I’m more awake? Or some activated level of understanding unavailable without lots of sleep and nutrition. Without it, I’m still good, but it’s a bandwidth expander. It lets you step back and learn things. The effect doesn’t go away when the chemical leaves your blood. The connections it gives you stay with you. It helps me have a rational not emotional response to irritants.”[source]
“I can say categorically that 1/3 of a pill (70mg) helped me break through a writer’s block I was having to complete a draft proposal for the Dalai Lama Foundation” [source]
“After having fatigue and brain fog for months, I finally decided to try modafinil. I took a pill on my first day after breakfast. I could feel it affecting me within 2 hours. It was definitely giving more motivation to work and helping me focus. Its effects stayed for about 10 hours and I was able to sleep by 12am. I feel much more efficient & I’m really happy with the results.” [source, comments section]
“I started using Adderall in College to help me balance my workload and social life, but I switched to Modafinil after hearing all the bad press about Adderall as very similar to meth and found many of my superiors in the company I was working for to be using Modafinil for performance enhancement. Modafinil has provided the focus and energy that Adderall provides but without the side effects. Highly recommended”[source]
“I really love Provigil. I used it for ADD. Provigil helped me stay focused and motivated. The only side effect was if I took it to late in the day I might have a little trouble getting to sleep. It makes sense because it is a stimulant. It is a great drug for ADD because it doesn’t cause all those nasty side effects other ADD drugs have. Unfortunately I have to stop using it because insurance won’t cover Provigil because it has not been approved to be used as an ADD drug. Completely disappointing. It truly is an amazing drug for ADD.” [source]
“Sensational medication. Provigil taken alone for my narcolepsy kept me awake and alert when needed yet allowed me to take my short nap(s) through out the day when needed.”
“I have taken Provigil for 5 years now (since I was 16) 400 mgs a day, as the lower dosage was ineffective. It has been a Godsend. I really struggled through school, and whilst it didn’t help me get top grades, it did wonders for keeping me awake during lessons. I’m awake for around 15 hours a day, with a 2 hour nap in the afternoon and 7 hours sleep at night. The best part is being able to have a sleep pattern, something which beforehand, I could never experience. Without this drug I couldn’t never get anything done.”
“I was just prescribed modafinil and I was happy I picked up my prescription on Friday so I had the weekend to try it out. So yup- I woke up and cleaned things I haven’t cleaned in months with incredible focus. I didn’t feel scattered, didn’t lose my train of thought, my attention span was excellent. It almost made me wonder if I had ADHD and never knew it. But anyway, I took 100mg, half a pill at a time. No headache, no nausea, I ran a couple miles and did okay. I was able to feel good and not be tired and even got to play with my kids in the evening- something that never happens because I’m usually too exhausted to do anything like that. Overall, I’m feeling a ton better!”
“For the past few years, my friends all made fun of me for how many naps I took. Eventually, I was not able to leave very far from my house lest I get a sleep attack and need to lay down immediately. I’ve slept everywhere – from the bathroom floor at my work (before I was fired for leaving early so many times to sleep) to friends cars during the middle of the day. After FINALLY getting a narcolepsy diagnosis (good luck getting insurance to pay without it – even the Patient Assist Program won’t send you meds unless your diagnosis is documented) I am now experiencing how normal people must live. As long as I take the Provigil at the exact times I need to (100mg at 8am, noon, 4pm) I can work, making me feel like an asset to society again.”
“I was diagnosed with CFS 18 years ago. When it gets really bad, I have major cognitive problems, memory loss, confusion and my speech even becomes more simple (small words less educated). I’ve been on modafinal (provigil) for over 6 years. Had to slightly up my dose about 3 years ago. I can hold a job and function well provided I don’t over do it. My brain just “clicks” better again. Closer to normal. Slight side effect of nausea similar to morning sickness for about 3 hours after taking is well worth the benefit”
“I got modafinil a few weeks ago when I discovered a great review on the product. It has worked amazingly for me. I do not get tired nor do I lose focus on my tasks at hand.”
“Modafinil has been a miracle for me. I suffered with chronic fatigue syndrome for 20 or so years, usually accompanied by severe depression. My doctor called one day and said his two other Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients has had remarkable success with this medicine and he wanted me to try it. Prior to trying it, my depression had lifted, but the fatigue always remained. Within a very short time, the fatigue lifted and NEVER returned. I experienced not a single side effect, and I have developed no tolerance problems with it. As a result, I have been using it successfully now for 13 years! My depression comes and goes, and most medications have proved useless over time, but the fatigue…. it’s gone!”
“Before taking Provigil I could barely get out of bed. I had no idea what was wrong with me. Finally a doctor did a blood test and said I had been exposed to mono which can cause chronic fatigue syndrome. Now that I am on the Provigil I have gone back to work, I clean my house again and I can actually play with my grandkids again. Since being on this medicine I have not experienced any side effects or they were so mild I didn’t notice. Provigil has changed my existing into living again.”[source, unless otherwise noted]
Whether, you’re a college student who needs to stay sharp for exams and papers, or an exec looking for that competitive advantage, or someone who suffers from any of the above conditions, Modafinil might work for you.