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Modafinil: new drug of youth and adulthood

Author: Cathi Thinsley
by Cathi Thinsley
Posted: Jul 10, 2020
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"Modafinil: this is the smart drug that triumphs among students," says an internet advertisement. What happens when they make us pass a cat by the hare. We tell you.

When I hear that reality surpasses fiction, a chill runs down my spine. And I think that sometimes we do not realize, or we do not want to realize (which is much worse) than what, in our foolish race towards "the future" we are sowing.

Thousands of children and adolescents (and adults, why not) drunk with mandates of success and triumph, filled with the need to know more and more, infused with the desire to go out into the world and be someone important in this life.

We demand more knowledge (know?), Better grades, and more awards than confirm our high intelligence. So, you have to do your degree in the shortest possible time, then the master's, the doctorate, and even the postdoctoral program. Meanwhile, labor and economic demands are pressing on us.

And is that, to comply with the wide range of "have / duty", for some time our adolescents and young adults (and not so young too), have been using certain drugs to improve their cognitive performance and reduce sleep hours, increasing those of "productivity".

According to Modafinil in Europe, modafinil is a drug that was developed to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive drowsiness) and sleep disorders associated with rotating work shifts. A few years ago it has been gaining adherents because, also, it intensifies the ability to concentrate, combats fatigue, and allows you to stay awake for more than 20 hours.

But, as we know, all medications have adverse effects. Those of this drug include nausea, headaches, nervousness, anxiety, and insomnia. It is well known that to obtain optimal physical and cognitive performance, the hours of rest are gold powder. Paradoxical: it seeks to sleep less, but that same fact is detrimental to productivity.

According to a study by the College of Pharmacists of the Federal Capital, between 2006 and 2008 the consumption of Modafinil quadrupled. Either we are facing a narcolepsy epidemic, or something else is happening.

Although these remedies are not available over the counter, they can be obtained without much difficulty online. If you search the web, there are millions of ads offering "smart drugs" to study. At various universities around the world, students buy and sell these drugs to achieve higher grades and achieve academic merit.

But be careful, both favor epileptic episodes, visual disturbances, anorexia, predispose to infections, depression, and, as I mentioned before, insomnia.

We know that the physical and psychological consequences of insomnia are not positive for our health, and imply: decreased cognitive abilities (attention, concentration, memory), fatigue, anxiety, depression, substance abuse (alcohol, psychotropic drugs), alteration in glucose metabolism, increase in blood pressure, dysregulation of appetite.

There are study habits that can be easily implemented and that do not have a negative cost on our health, on the contrary, they will improve it:

  • Good food: eating varied, mixing colors with a good amount of protein increases the activation of our brain.
  • Physical Activity: On the one hand, exercise increases the available blood flow. On the other hand, it acts as an escape valve, allowing the brain to be "distracted" and thus consolidate what has been learned.
  • Rest: Numerous studies have shown that good doses of rest interspersed with the moments of study, guarantee the consolidation of the information. Therefore, it is extremely useful to provide short breaks to "recharge the battery".
  • Get enough sleep: During sleep, memory consolidates what has been learned during the day. Sleeping for a few hours does not help a restful sleep or guarantee a later memory.
  • Planning: Organize in such a way to have enough time to review what has been learned. Define study times and schedules.
  • Be disciplined with the study schedule: This is very important to create a habit. Studying the same number of hours, at the same time of day, generates a neural circuit that tends to be maintained. It is as if our brain is preparing because it knows that during that moment we must learn.
  • Set realistic goals: We must take into account the times we have to study about the amount of material to enter.
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Hi, Myself Cathi,I love helping startups & businesses grow their website’s traffic, increase their domain authority as well as other metrics, increase search traffic and gain new customers!

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  • Guest  -  2 years ago

    very benificial info... Fitness At Home

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