Struggling with narcolepsy, sleep apnea, night shift work… or just plain sleepiness?
You will find a welcome friend in Armodafinil. A wakefulness-promoting agent, Armodafinil helps combat fatigue and increases alertness.
Some take it as a nootropic for increased mental capacity and focus. Armodafinil functions in a way similar to its predecessor Modafinil but boasts more strength with the same low risk of adverse side effects.
What is Armodafinil?
Armodafinil is a stimulant-like agent used to promote wakefulness.
It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2007. This supplement is sold as a powder or in tablet form. It is available by prescription only in the USA and some countries.
The most effective use for armodafinil and the one that has been approved by the FDA is for the treatment of sleep-related disorders. Narcolepsy, severe sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder are all treatable with armodafinil.
It can also be used as a nootropic to increase alertness, focus, and enhance cognitive functions. Currently, researchers are investigating whether armodafinil can be used as a treatment for ADHD and bipolar disorder.
Armodafinil is most similar to Adderall, but with lower strength and fewer side effects.
Some users reported adverse effects like sweating and racing thoughts when using Adderall but found that these were absent when they used Armodafinil. However, everyone reacts a little differently to Armodafinil.
Also known as:
Artvigil, Waklert, Nuvigil, 2-[(R)-(diphenyl methyl)sulfinyl]-acetamide
I’m a proponent of armodafinil, although I have met individuals who find it too strong of a stimulant.
For those who are more sensitive to medication, be cautious when taking this nootropic.
However, if you’ve taken Adderall and are looking for an alternative, don’t expect to find the same intensity in this supplement.
Armodafinil has been a reliable way to promote alertness and focus for me. I don’t take it consistently, but use it when I need a boost. It hasn’t particularly helped me with motivation, but it gives a sense of drive, and sometimes urgency.
The result is lighter than a few cups of coffee in the morning, especially given that it takes at least two hours for me to begin feeling any effects.
This lag time might also be what makes the wakefulness of this drug feel more natural, as I experience a progression into a more alert stage, rather than a sud