It is very important for us to stay awake and live our life the way we want. Very often we can’t achieve it on our own. Sometimes it just happens due to stress and lack of sleeping time and necessity for higher concentration for work or for student or both. And when it comes to understanding that you either have a sleep disorder or need to be fully awake for some other reason, you need to start chosing your medication with your doctor or when you read through and decide which one would you prefer to take.
When it comes to chosing a medication it is very often a decision between Modafinil and Adderall, as they are the most common medications and everyone will try to google them together for comparison and ask around. It’s always good to research yourself and see what would you choose and then discuss it with a doctor to make a double check that it is the right medication for you. Both are used commonly for narcolepsy and giving a sense of wakefulness for the person which will be using it.
Modafinil vs Adderall
Many medications have side effects or things which one should consider or take into thinking, as medications give different effects and may bring unnecessary reactions. When it comes to Adderall, it releases adrenaline to counter sleepiness and that is the medications’ mechanism to fight narcolepsy and ADHD.
When it comes to Modafinil, it is debated by scientists on how exactly does it work as it works on multiple brain processes at the same time, making it confusing to track it down. It affects the GABA, Glutamate, Histamine and Noradrenaline neurotransmitters. Due to this is feels more natural and less fabricated when it comes to the awake sensations a person feels from Modafinil.
Modafinil has been on the market previously as Adranfinil, as it ended up being improved into Modafinil, to eliminate risks which Adrafinil itself at first held. It is important that medications which have survived time and are considered well known that they eventually become more preferable as they have survived the barrier of time and other competition.
Adderall remains with side effects which include nervousness which is not needed if you want to concentrate on work, restlessness, dizziness, headaches, fear and anxiety, don’t forget that these symptoms will increase if you suffer from any anxiety disorder or are prone to anxiety. More serious side effects are chest pain, seizures, hallucinations and motor tics. It may also end up increasing blood pressure and heart rate, so it is not recommended and should be supervised by a doctor. Also one of the main concerns regarding Adderall is that it increases the likelihood of different types of substance abuse since it’s a form of amphetamine. This is the primary reason why many with ADHD decide to find a different alternative medication such as Modafinil.