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151 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: lukeprog 30 August 2011 04:42:29AM 6 points [-]

Nice little article.

I currently use a 200mg dose of Modafinil to sleep only once every other night, which vastly increases the hours available to me for useful work. I get pretty sleepy toward the end of 'Day 2', but I can still do tasks that don't require much creativity or concentration, like typing up article bibliographies, cleaning my room, etc. My mood doesn't seem to be changed much, either, and I don't feel any addictive effects. Nobody else I've talked to has been able to achieve this with Modafinil, though several people I know use it to maintain concentration throughout a full day's work.

Comment author: Yvain 02 September 2011 05:25:11PM 10 points [-]

This explains a lot.

Comment author: Sewing-Machine 30 August 2011 05:27:48AM 0 points [-]

How long have you kept it up?

Comment author: lukeprog 30 August 2011 05:33:14AM 0 points [-]

About a month, I think.

Comment author: gwern 02 September 2011 07:39:44PM *  1 point [-]

You've been using 200mg of modafinil every other day for a full month? I agree with yvain that that explains a lot, but I'm also a little amazed. I would have expected tolerance. But you mention substantial intellectual penalties, which isn't what I saw with Dual N-Back during my irregular uses of armodafinil, so maybe tolerance is just slowly catching up with you.

Comment author: gwern 28 October 2011 01:00:27AM 2 points [-]

And of course, I should write down what my expectations are: http://predictionbook.com/predictions/4051