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Modafinil – What You Can ACTUALLY Expect (It’s Not Like Limitless)

I have had a prescription for Modafinil for a few years now, and I have quite the thorough experience with the stuff to say the least.

Before you jump to the conclusion that I have (or faked having) ADD/ADHD symptoms to get a prescription, let me preface this by saying that Modafinil IS NOT a drug prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder symptoms.

Contrary to popular belief, Modafinil is a “Wakefulness Agent” prescribed for those with Narcolepsy, Severe Sleep Apnea, or Shift Work Sleep Disorder.

I have an extreme case of Sleep Apnea, and went to the doctor and straight up told them about it, and got a Modafinil prescription in less than 60 seconds.


So what exactly is a “Wakefulness Agent?”

A wakefulness agent does exactly what it sounds like it does.

It helps you stay awake.

This is why Modafinil is prescribed exclusively for those with Narcolepsy, Shift Work Sleep Disorder, or Sleep Apnea.

Narcolepsy is a condition where you have a tendency to fall asleep throughout the day at any given moment.

The other two conditions are both conditions that lead to extreme daytime sleepiness as well due to poor amounts (or quality) of sleep.

You can read more about that in my Sleep Apnea article.

Modafinil is prescribed to keep individuals with these conditions awake and functional throughout the day so they can still live normal and productive lives.

Modafinil WILL Make You Much More Productive (Sort Of)

The mechanism by which Modafinil makes you much more productive is MUCH different in my opinion to how it is described by many online reviewers.

Some of whom I have actually started to question if they have ever even actually taken Modafinil because their “experience” seems to differ so vastly from mine.

Will you be euphoric, more intelligent, focused like you’re a fucking Terminator who was sent back in time to get tons of work done and become rich and successful?



But, you will be more productive (indirectly), and I will explain why later in this article, with a very good example of exactly what a day in the life on Modafinil vs. off Modafinil is like.

What Does Modafinil Feel Like?

The most accurate way I can describe Modafinil is that it is like Caffeine on steroids, without the anxiety and jitters.

The number 1 way I can tell that Modafinil is working is that when nighttime rolls around and I’m usually starting to yawn and doze off on the computer while I’m working, I can plow through for another several hours (or all night and into the morning sometimes) without being tired.

That, coupled with the fact that my appetite gets slightly suppressed, are the ONLY notable effects you really feel from Modafinil.

You don’t really “feel” anything, you are simply awake.

The only time I “feel” Modafinil in a definite way is when I take more than I should and take 400mg+ in a 24-hour period.

When I do that I start to get ridden with anxiety and it takes an hour or two for that anxiety to subside.

*TIP IF YOU GET ANXIETY FROM MODAFINIL: Taking L-Theanine with Modafinil I have found is a great way to curb the anxiety, and it further aids your mental focus and concentration (can be substantial if you’re a good responder).


I usually take around 400mg L-Theanine depending on what I need to get done that day and what my anxiety level is like.

If I stick to my prescribed 200mg Modafinil dose I am anxiety-free every single time though.

Modafinil IS NOT Comparable To NZT-48 From Limitless

No, it’s not some magical drug that will unlock your brain like its’ purported to by many of the individuals out their claiming it is like NZT-48 from the movie Limitless.

Modafinil IS NOT like Adderall.

Modafinil IS NOT like NZT-48.

Modafinil IS NOT a pro-social drug for hitting on women.

Modafinil IS NOT a focus agent.

The literal purpose of Modafinil is to keep you awake, and that’s essentially it.

An indirect benefit of being completely awake and alert is being able to focus and concentrate for far longer periods of time, however, Modafinil will not enhance your focus to some inhuman level where you are like a robot pumping out quality work.

You will still get just as distracted as you were before you took Modafinil, you will just be awake now.

The trick is to learn to harness your “awakeness” and manage your time better.

Time Is Life’s Most Precious Commodity, And Modafinil Gives You More Of It


The main benefit I see in Modafinil that enters the scope of every generic review you see out there, is that Modafinil will indeed be able to make you more productive.

The reason for this though is that you will have more hours in the day that you are capable of being productive, not that the drug itself makes you more productive.

When you ingest Modafinil, you don’t have an efficiency switch that flicks on in your brain that suddenly makes you a work horse, rather, you can sleep less, and work more at a higher level of function because you are fully awake and alert during those additional hours.

Fighter Jet Pilots And Business Executives Using Modafinil For An Edge

If you don’t already know, Modafinil is widely used by fighter pilots to stay sharp while flying.


It is also supposedly used by plenty of business executives to consistently work 20-hour workdays.



These are perfect examples of what Modafinil can do, vs. what it cannot do.

These individuals aren’t taking Modafinil because of some giant spike in their intelligence or creativity it will provide, rather, they use it because it keeps them awake for longer periods of time.

The end result is getting more work done at a high quality level.

Productivity In A Day On Modafinil Vs. Off Modafinil

Here is a good example of how Modafinil affects productivity for me in particular. I will break down my typical day as it would play out if I took Modafinil vs. if I didn’t take Modafinil that day.

Off Modafinil:

9:00 a.m. – Wake up

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Answer emails, workout, run errands, go to work, I start getting hazy and tired around 10:30 p.m.

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. – Continue working while starting to slightly doze off

12:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Continue trying to work while intermittently falling in and out of sleep (not really getting anything productive done at this point)

2:00 a.m. – Realize my work quality is starting to go to shit because I’m half asleep so I go to bed

On Modafinil:

9:00 a.m. – Wake up

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Answer emails, workout, run errands, go to work

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. – Continue working

12:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Continue working

2:00 a.m.-3:30 a.m. – Continue working

3:30 a.m. – Start dozing off a bit and decide I should go to bed because at this point I will need to take more Modafinil to maintain high quality work and then I will be pulling an all nighter (I typically do this once a week to get tons of shit done in one go), or I’ll just go to bed.

So, as you can see, on Modafinil I go to bed around roughly the same time, but I have many more hours that are actually productive hours at a 100% level of focus and alertness.

Even if I did go to bed at 2:00 a.m. on Modafinil, I still get about 2.5 hours more hours each day to work with that are at a higher level of productivity, with 100% full mental capacity.

Whereas by 2:00 a.m. off of Modafinil, I am running on fumes and just typing gibberish while I drool on myself and fall asleep on my keyboard.

How To Dose Modafinil:

Typically Modafinil is prescribed in dosage increments of 100 mg or 200 mg.

Personally, my prescription is for 200 mg per day to treat my Sleep Apnea.

Taking more than 200 mg I find is where you start to get the anxiety side effect from Modafinil.

In Conclusion:

Modafinil is a great drug for productivity, staying awake, and being completely alert.

It is prescribed exclusively for those with major sleep disorders, but the benefits that could be experienced from Modafinil for anyone taking it are evidently universally applicable to anybody who needs to focus for longer periods of time, and get more work done (who doesn’t honestly).

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14 thoughts on “Modafinil – What You Can ACTUALLY Expect (It’s Not Like Limitless)”

  1. Derrick,

    How as a body builder are you getting by on 6 hours of sleep or less. Are you doing the work till 2-3am thing on the regular? I’d think you’d need 8+ hours when you factor in your bodies rebuilding/rest needs. Also does modafinil make sleep quality better or worse once you find the right dosage? Or maybe you will write an article about sleep later on?

    1. You don’t need to sleep more than 8 hours to grow adequately.

      Also, my goals aren’t to get bigger anymore anyways, I’m fairly content with my current size so I’d rather focus on my work anyways and get 2 hours less sleep per day.

      Obviously ideally you’d get 8 hours sleep each night, but if you get 6-7 it’s not going to completely wreck your muscle gain potential.

      Modafinil does’t make sleep quality better, it actually doesn’t affect sleep quality at all in a positive or negative way. If you take it too close to when you go to sleep it could be harder to fall asleep, but other than that it doesn’t do anything.

  2. Have you noticed any racing or pounding of your chest/heart ever at the recommended dose? How badly does it curb your appetite? Do you notice any constriction of your throat or higher blood pressure issues? Any other negative side effects that you can think of? Have taken it before but not enough times to really draw a conclusion and it was not in a controlled enough environment

  3. Was just curious if you have experience with Kratom while using hormones? I just noticed that you mentioned it in your article. I have used Kratom a little bit with great success but after starting a testosterone cycle its effects have diminished entirely. Any idea on why?

    1. Kratom is a weird one. I don’t respond very much at all to opioids for whatever reason (just the way my body works) so I don’t use Kratom very often.

      However, it definitely seems that there are a lot of random factors that come into play that can mess with your “aroma,” and I have a friend who’s a daily Kratom user who swears that certain AAS kills his aromas and messes with how Kratom works. Other friends report similar findings as well.

      Why this happens, I have no idea, but it’s safe to say it’s not an uncommon thing to experience.

      1. Ok that is what I figured from the small anecdotes that I read online. I used 500mg test e for this first cycle and am currently cruising on 160mg test c (natty level sucked @~300ish ng/dl) and cannot for the life of me figure out what could by causing the issue, like you said. Any suggestions on where I could reach out regarding this problem?

  4. Man! you are the god of pills , i love you lol! i think this pill was design for me 🙂 is it better to get a prescription ?

    Your number one fan. Luke .S

  5. Have you experienced any hair loss while taking modafinil? There are plenty of anecdotal reports online of this, and I for one have experienced a marked increase in shedding and diffuse thinning since I began taking it 8 months ago. It is, however, not listed as a known symptom of the drug.

  6. Though this is years later, I will chime in. Modanifil is actually used as an adhd treatment now in some places.

    At 400mg it works wonders as a replacement for Adderall without most of the negatives. Many people become too locked in on Adderall and it leads to moodiness and aggression. Modanifil, however, does the opposite – it elevates your mood.

    It really helps focus but in a more well rounded way. With Adderall, you get laser focus and don’t move away from that focal point. Modanifil still allows you to move your focus around but pulls you back when you realize you need to refocus. This is a huge plus but you need to be aware of it. You can still get off track but it’s far less often and you can actually manage yourself.

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