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Modafinil - The Fountain of Wakefulness (with tweet) · Corpina

Modafinil is just the first of a wave of new lifestyle drugs that promise to do for sleep what the contraceptive pill did for sex - unshackle it from nature.
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Imagine being able to stay awake far past your bedtime – for somewhere around 31 to 40 hours – and still be able to function about as well as if you had gotten proper sleep. We all have those days when we are forced to kick the urge to sleep and defy nature’s will for the purpose of some activity such as work, school, or a random crazy project.


It can be a very difficult thing to do on pure willpower because our bodies have physical limitations, but we can sometimes call upon stimulants to keep us alert and focused during the night. Caffeine can be considered too mild for some people, and many other available stimulants (such as ADHD medications) are both illegal and dangerous.


With either of those stimulant routes, there are repercussions such as a wide array of side effects and a “burnout” associated with waning concentrations of the drugs in the body. Superseding the traditional stimulants and their shortcomings, the wakefulness-promoting agent known as modafinil performs unlike any other substance known.

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IQ improvement skepticism, Yudkowsky & Bostrom's heuristics; nootropics

Via James Gunn
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Nootropics are MAKING UP for our lack of evolutionary pressure. -Gwern Branwen

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Corpina Nootropics – Google+ - Imagine being able to stay awake far past your bedtime –…

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Imagine being able to stay awake far past your bedtime – for somewhere around 31 to 40 hours – and still be able to function about as well as if you had…
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Modafinil is just the first of a wave of new lifestyle drugs that promise to do for sleep what the contraceptive pill did for sex - unshackle it from nature.

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