Okay, so and I have all sorts of kind of fun little things. I want to. I want to delve into two. I don't know if you've looked into sleep cycles, and I couldn't find a lot about this. But the reason that I want to delve into this was because when I used it, I noticed that I woke up the next day at a very early time. Very early time. In you take modafinil. Let's say 7:00 a.m. One morning and then suddenly without changing anything else in your life you wake up about 4:00 5:00 a.m. For one or two days. Afterwards, making me think that there's something going on in terms of the actual impact on sleep cycles. You theorized on that at all or
wow that I love. This is one. I have not heard of before that. Yeah, actually, I'm
thinking maybe it has something to do with that orexin, you know, and the change in Wake Drive potentially, if like, if you're shifting wake Drive later in the night, but but the deal with that is you'd think if you were to shift, wake drive forward, then you'd wake. Later, not earlier, right? So if you're if you're shifting your rear exit, yeah, that would be whatever. He's up to sleep. So, you know, if you're shifting, your sleep drive to start to kick in at like 10:00 p.m. And you fall asleep at midnight, you'd think very logically that then the Wake drive would kick in again at a later time. Like at, you know, maybe you're waking up at 8 a.m. And not at your normal 6 a.m., But instead, it seems to occur. And I talked with another with it with a couple of other folks who had experienced this idea where you like wake up a lot earlier when you're on modafinil.
Hmm. Well, The the one possibility I can offer is that we everyone has a circadian clock and I don't know if that means anything, but this is, you know, the our internal clock, right? The controls the time of day, at which we wake up, it is responsive to these. Some of these various neurotransmitters that we've talked about. And again, we've talked about how when you, you modify the dopaminergic signaling signaling, with modafinil, you can potentially modify these various other neurotransmitters. Yeah, they could be providing feedback to that. Circadian clock ever. Killer, if we engage in exercise early in the morning and and simultaneously expose ourselves to light as part of that exercise process, that will push the clock to an earlier wake-up time. Right? And so you may have been doing that with, you know, and when you take modafinil, you're suddenly this big arousing signal, you're increasing your exercise level, you're probably increasing your exposure to light and that's going to shift the clock to a little bit earlier in the day. So, So that's my best hypothesis about
1-2 Days After Using Modafinil, Ben Greenfield Wakes Up Earlier
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