How does Modafinil work?

There are multiple theories explaining the working of Modafinil, however, the exact mechanism is not completely understood. What is known is that it does not have the same effect as other stimulants or ‘uppers’ like amphetamines or Ritalin. These substances, which directly stimulate the central nervous system, always have side effects like increased blood pressure, heart rate and nervousness. In the case of Modafinil, these side effects are less, which make it much more safe to be used regularly. Quitting Modafinil does not have any withdrawal effects, in contrast to amphetamines, Ritalin and even caffeine. The most widely accepted theory today is that Modafinil stimulates the blood flow to parts of the brain that is responsible for focus and cognition.

Modafinil Working

Why is Modafinil so popular?

In today’s fast paced world, there is a lot expected from us, our lives are busy and hectic. Due to this it is not strange that there is so much interest in ‘nootropics’ or the so called ‘Smart Drugs’, which can increase your productivity and give you that competitive edge during your studies and career. The increase in motivation caused by Modafinil can make you work on projects with less distraction, you can work more effectively and achieve more in the same amount of time. These benefits are noticeable even after multiple nights of decreased sleep. Users also experience enhanced memory. All these effects make this substance very suitable for people with a difficult study program or a complex job. The reason why Modafinil is so popular in the category of ‘Smart Drugs’ is because of all the scientific research confirming the increased concentration and focus. These studies also show that the side effects are mild and that there is little risk of addiction.