It has been referred to as the “entrepreneur’s drug of choice” in Silicon Valley by Michael Arrington, founder of the revered technology blog, TechCrunch. Considering its myriad benefits, the soaring popularity enjoyed by Provigil (also referred to as Modafinil) is understandable as is the rapidly growing trend of perfectly healthy adults using cognitive-enhancing drugs rather indiscriminately, as reported by the UK organization called Foresight. The report concludes that one day, these drugs would become as common as coffee.
A poll conducted by British science journal Nature reveals that 20% of scientists who responded to the survey had admitted to taking one of the cognitive-enhancement drugs: Provigil, Ritalin, Inderal, and Modafinil. The same journal conducted an online poll last year, which involved the participation of 1,400 people from 60 countries. The results of this survey were anything but surprising – 1 in 5 said that they had used cognitive enhancing drugs for nonmedical reasons “to stimulate their focus, concentration, or memory.” The results also confirmed the fact that only about half of the users had a prescription for the drug they were using.
The amazing speed with which Provigil has reached work desks from the pharmaceutical counter can be understood by highlighting the benefits of this unique stimulant. It is a prescription drug that approved for the improvement of wakefulness in adults who experience excessive sleepiness (ES) due to one of the following diagnosed sleep problems: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), shift work sleep disorder (SWSD), or narcolepsy. It is not a replacement for sleep and is not intended to treat sleep deprivation.… Read More