Chronic sleep disorders affect many people all over the world. Many of these people suffer from narcolepsy. This chronic sleep disorder is not the only one that causes problems, though. Sleep disorders have not been well understood, and the same goes for the people who suffer from them. The new anti-sleeping medication Provigil may very well provide a good solution for chronically sleepy people.
Known generically as Modafinil, the new drug Provigil works like coffee or tea to stimulate the brain. Sufferers from common sleep disorders like narcolepsy are finding that the drug is helping them to stay awake during work hours. And others, who have less well known sleeping disorders such as shift work sleep disorder or sleep apnea, are finding refuge with it too.
People with forms of sleep apnea actually have problems breathing regularly when they are asleep. People with shift work sleep disorder suffer from sleepiness when they face the need to sleep during the day instead of at night. Anyone who is dealing with either condition may find that this new drug may be helpful in controlling their problems.
Most people take one Provigil pill each morning to help them deal with their sleep disorder symptoms. Usually, one pill is sufficient to help overcome the sleepiness that bothers them daily. The drug can be habit forming, so users really need to take it exactly as prescribed by their doctor.
Most people with sleep disorders suffer from a high level of sleep deprivation. For this reason, they may have morning headaches, irritable days and may develop cases of depression. It is also very common for these people to find that they have become very clumsy. Some have accidents with tools or other common objects. Some even find that they are falling asleep at their desks.
Some health related problems that can develop due to lack of sleep include high blood pressure, obesity, and even diabetes. Finding that these conditions have become part of life simply due to chronic sleep disorders can be frustrating. Many people may not realize that their lack of sleep is causing their medical problems.
Some dangerous cases have found patients falling asleep at the wheel of their cars. People who drive for a living find the constant need to sleep awful in their line of work. Worry over a possible car accident is even worse for those aware of their problem. The fear of losing control, and the knowledge that the sleepiness tends to make one accident prone is enough to drive anyone to distraction.
Provigil may offer a reliable form of therapy that sleeping disorder patients can depend upon to control and regulate their daytime alertness. While energy drinks, coffee, and tea have their ability to wake up the sleepy person with caffeine and other substances, the effectiveness varies from person to person. This new drug may just be the treatment that has potential to solve your sleep problems for good.