I want to get to, well, I guess like the dark side, you know, if all these great things are happening that are going to keep you awake, if you're sleep deprived or even, you know, arguably increase cognition, or as we've seen a lot of these studies on, on the military and on fighter pilots, you know, awareness or reaction time or in athletes increase time to exhaustion, what could go wrong?
Okay, so I think we need to consider this broadly at first and then I'll get a little bit more specific and answering that. So let's so be patient with me. Modafinil is FDA approved for conditions in which someone is suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness. Okay Wubbzy. Well, yeah, so and we could. I'm going to I'm going to give you three categories of people or situations. Come stances in which one would experience. Excessive daytime sleepiness. So the first is that you have some sort of sleep disorder that prevents you from having good quality sleep at night, or getting a sufficient amount of sleep at night. And so if your sleep is poor or you have insufficient sleep at night as a result of a sleep disorder, you will have excessive daytime sleepiness. And as you mention narcolepsy, that's the classic example, so they never go into really deep sleep at night. They're never fully awake. During the day. They take Daffodil and that will very effectively address that excessive daytime sleepiness other examples people have insomnia. And for whatever reason it's intractable. Insomnia. They're going to have excessive daytime sleepiness. They can take modafinil and improve their, their daytime, functioning sleep. Apnea. Sleep apnea is another one. Now, the most important aspect of sleep apnea treatment is something called continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine, the CPAP machine to make sure that you have your breathing continues. Is while you're asleep, but even then you will suffer from residual, daytime sleepiness with sleep apnea. And so there's another perfect example of where modafinil is Will ameliorate that excessive daytime sleepiness. So sleep sleeping a secondary to a sleep disorder. The second category I would give you is what I would call situational Sleep Disorders or situational daytime, sleepiness and situational would refer to the fact that you have some sort of obligation that prevents you from getting good quality sleep at night. So one of them, we've already mentioned, shiftwork. People who are, who undergo shift work, and of course, this is inevitable. In many cases, you know, medical professionals security guards, Etc. It's unavoidable that tens of millions of people, have to experience shift work. Some of them experience excessive daytime sleepiness as a result of that, you know disruption of their nighttime. Sleep with with shiftwork, modafinil is approved and is very effective for excessive daytime sleepiness in that kind of situational. Another situation. Might be a personal situation. If you have an aging parent that you're caring for at home, or if you have a young child or a few young children are caring for him and you have disrupted sleep at night or you breastfeeding. Yeah, you're going to have it, assesses killing, don't take no damage. So, if you're in one of these situations and you can't get quality sleep at night or Enough sleep at night, modafinil is is recommended and will be effective for your excessive daytime sleepiness. Now, I'm going to give you a third category and based on the kind of people you're describing who are using what happened L for, you know, Gamers for cognitive enhancement or whatever. I would say the third category of excessive daytime. Sleepiness might be what I would call motivational daytime sleepiness. And what I mean by that is that someone is intentionally because they have some motivation. They Are restricting, their nighttime sleep. They have decided for whatever reason. I want to get five hours of sleep, going to get four hours of sleep, a night every night. And I want to that's how I'm going to live, you know, and it's because maybe it's because they live here on the West Coast and they have to monitor a things related to the stock market until like midnight and they have to get up at 5 a.m. Because that's right in the the Stock Market opens on the East Coast or whatever. So now they're only getting five hours of sleep at night, you know, that's an example, or a gamer or somebody who's just like obsessive. About checking Twitter or something. Right? The point is, this is a motivational State. You have decided. I want to get five hours of sleep a night. That's what I'm going to do. And if you do that, there's a vanishingly small percentage of the population who can pull that off without pharmaceutical enhancement. Right? Most of us cannot pull that off without pharmaceutical enhancement, at least in the long, long term more than a few days at a time, right? Okay. And so that person they can go to the doctor and say I have excessive daytime sleepiness. The doctors may or may not even ask them why they might just say well when you say that, what do you mean? Well, yeah, it's like I'll be sitting at my computer and I'll fall asleep. Right? And I'll say okay you have excessive daytime sleepiness. Here's your prescription for modafinil, right? Jude,
which is more likely to be able to get your doctor to write a prescription for my death and all of them telling them that League of Legends is really appealing to you right
now. Exactly. Yeah, and there's a person with excessive daytime sleepiness. Well, they take the modafinil and great. Now, they can actually stay up 90 now. Hours a day, 19 hours, straight get the five hours of sleep. Wake up, take their modafinil, the next morning and everything's great
Modafinil Is FDA Approved for Treating the Three Categories of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
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