what is modafinil

by Modabits

Posted on 2017-08-19 17:40:05

You want to achieve more…
I don’t think there’s a single person in the world that consciously doesn’t want to achieve more… Yet we all struggle with our own laziness, inefficacy, and potentially with a lack of clear goals too.

Modafinil is not going to help you with these things but it will help your concentration and energy levels. In turn, this will increase your performance in many different ways. You’ll achieve more, get better results, and find the energy necessary to thrive in today’s hyper-active environment.

I’ve used this substance for the past 3 years to increase my productivity and to achieve greater results for my employer, as well as for my clients with my side-business. In addition, this drug has helped me to read more books and get motivated about exercising. I’ve found that I use it less and less often, but it really helped me get out of the rut that I was in back when I first tried it.

If you’re an entrepreneur, skilled professional or even a creative person, Modafinil can and will help you get things done faster and with higher precision.

This article is packed full with valuable information about the substance, and various different benefits that can be achieved through using it. Additionally, you’ll find information about the potential side effects, proper usage of the drug, and various alternative solutions to common problems that most people try to solve with Modafinil.

At the end of this article, I’ll share with you my number one tip for getting the most out of Modafinil – as a reward for reading (skimming) though this valuable piece of content.

Just in case you haven’t heard of this substance before, let me introduce you…

What is Modafinil?

Modafinil is a pharmaceutical solution originally designed for people that suffer from narcolepsy, but it is also commonly used to help business travelers overcome jet-lag, late shift workers have energy during the day, and so on. Modafinil can also be legally prescribed to excessively tired people.

All of this means that the drug itself is not at all dangerous for short-term consumption, but before getting carried away, remember that too much of a good thing can easily become a bad thing. In order to achieve the greatest results in life, we need to tackle our own weaknesses at their core. While Modafinil is a great way to get started, it is not a magic pill for every ill.

Plenty of other sources will compare Modafinil to the wonder drug NZT from the movie “Limitless”, but this comparison is fundamentally flawed. Modafinil will not magically help you figure out the purpose of your life, nor make you completely aware of all of your past experiences and information.

Nevertheless, the nootropic community loves Modafinil, and so do I!

Modafinil helps me achieve so much more, and to have the energy to tackle thousands of small problems every single day, on an ongoing basis. That said, I only use it when it’s really necessary, and taking Modafinil is certainly not a part of my morning ritual.

The reason for this is that I do not suffer from any related sleep issues, and I also respect my body and mind. I believe in treating my system with care and respect. This means not taking too much of anything that might wreck my bio-rhythm or my natural sleep cycle. The importance of a healthy regular sleep simply cannot be overstated.

Taking one Modafinil dose in the morning will last you for the rest of the day. Make sure to always take it in the early morning, otherwise you’ll risk not being able to sleep that night.

On a side note…

Not sleeping enough is a sure-fire way to kill the natural energy and motivation necessary for the achievement of both short-term and long-term goals. You should aim to feel fresh and rested upon waking, because that’s when you are the most productive version of yourself.

Sure, we all know the scenario when a deadline is approaching, and your work is far from complete. Sometimes you need to extend yourself to ensure that you deliver on time. That is understandable, and kudos to you for putting in extra work to protect your reputation and bring value for your clients/employer/partner. However, pushing your natural limits too often will inevitably hurt your performance in the long-run, and I just want to remind you of this because no amount of Modafinil can replace a good night’s sleep.

What to Expect from Modafinil?

Taking one dose of Modafinil in the morning will keep you on the up and up for the rest of your day, until the late hours of the night. On average the effects of the drug last about 13 hours. For the duration of these hours you should feel a noticeable increase in:

  • Energy
  • Willingness
  • Motivation
  • The ability to perform
  • Social comfort
  • Learning ability
  • Concentration

Your body will feel like moving, and your mind will be racing with new ideas and energy. This leads to you being more productive, and achieving more, as you tackle the day’s problems with ease and comfort. Learning also becomes easier, especially when combined with the positive effects gained from your increased powers of concentration.

The Side Effects of using Modafinil

There are also side effects that you need to be aware of, and knowing about them will help you avoid unnecessary suffering and awkward situations. You can check the link for a complete list of side effects, but here I’m just going to talk about the common side-effects that you may experience under the influence of this nootropic.

Fortunately for every one of us, there are no major consequences associated with the use of Modafinil. The most common problems are as follows:

  • Trouble with sleeping
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling like throwing up
  • Anxiousness
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nervousness

Here’s a tip for dealing with the possibility of increased perspiration; it’s preferable to wear a dark shirt when using Modafinil. This nootropic will likely lead to an increase in body temperature, heart-rate and, as a result, sweating. Trust me on this one, especially if you are going to be around people you want to attract.

When trying Modafinil for the first time, it’s best to do it on a day when you are free from major responsibilities. This is the kind of day that you want to pick for your experiment with Modafinil, in order to see how your body and mind react to the substance.

The last thing you want is to be sweating so much that your confidence is affected. 🙂

Balance is Key to Good Usage of Modafinil

In order to compensate for the increase in body temperature, you will also need to drink more water than usual, and doing so will help prevent the onset of a headache at the end of the day. This is beneficial, as you will train your mind to keep the body hydrated, which is something we often forget. As a matter of fact, we regularly overeat due to dehydration!

Speaking about food, appetite under the influence of Modafinil is practically non-existent. There are two good ways you can compensate for this:

  1. Wake up earlier than usual to have breakfast.
  2. Force yourself to eat food during the day.

I’m just trying to educate you and help you expect every effect and situation that will occur once you take Modafinil. It requires adaptation, and sometimes improvisation, but going without food for extended periods of time is detrimental to your health and performance.

There is a lot of value to taking this drug to increase your performance but along with the benefits comes the responsibility of self-management!

Modafinil’s Legality

This substance has a different legal status depending on where in the world you want to consume it, but in almost all cases it is possible to purchase it online without any repercussions. The first time I ordered Modafinil online, I received it in the USA. Even though it is regulated as a Schedule IV controlled substance there, it was shipped through customs without a problem. The supplier even gave me a guarantee that they would send another package, should something happen to first shipment.

One problem I did encounter was with a Modafinil order from China. At that time, China hadn’t assigned any specific legal status to Modafinil, where the manufacturer was based. Time went on and the supplier grew unresponsive to my messages. This was likely a direct result of a recent change in Chinese regulations related to Modafinil. It was decided by the Chinese government that this drug belongs in the same category as amphetamines.

The reality in many countries is that it is illegal to possess and use Modafinil without a prescription. Going to the doctor is the best way to get it legally. You will have to present with symptoms of sleep-deprivation, narcolepsy, or fatigue.

Buying it online is many times cheaper, but you get it from overseas – usually India – which can add a lengthy wait for shipping. It is up to you to decide how much you trust online companies to have a safe and high quality product. Personally, I’ve tried many different suppliers, because I believe that they implement enough quality control to create clean and safe drugs.

For more information on Modafinil legality, take a look at its Wikipedia page.

Tips to Get the Most Out of your Modafinil Experience

There are many different things that you can do to improve the quality of your experience and maximize the benefits from taking Modafinil.

Depending on whether you’ve been reading through the article or just skimming, you would have noticed that I shared plenty of short stories filled with valuable advice such as:

  • Don’t sacrifice sleep,
  • Make sure to drink enough water,
  • Get good food inside your body,
  • Go for a 15 minute walk every two hours,

But there is one thing that I didn’t mention!

The number one tip that I can give you about using Modafinil effectively is planning.

Plan your day ahead of you, and make a schedule. Doing this will keep you focused on things that actually matter. Avoid getting distracted by numerous “side quests.” This is a common risk of Modafinil and something you’ll come to regret later on, when you realize how much time and energy you spent on low priority tasks.

Put this advice to the test! I promise that you will not regret taking 10 – 30 minutes of your day to make a plan for the next one. Do it right now if you have the time!

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