For many people, getting enough sleep is the biggest challenge when they work shifts. Many employees in the health care, transportation, manufacturing and food industries work shifts. Shift workers are at heightened risk for serious medical conditions and poor quality of life due to sleep disorders, including narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness from obstructive sleep apnea. Modalert Australia treatments include naps and timed light exposure. These interventions can reduce sleepiness and improve alertness for the next shift.
Medications like Modalert have been shown to be effective in reducing sleepiness for patients with SWSD. It is believed to work by improving the wakefulness-promoting mechanism in the brain without affecting neurotransmitters that cause hyperactivity. Taking a nap before starting the night shift can also decrease sleepiness and improve performance.
A recent study showed that a combination of Modafinil and l-thiamine significantly improved cognitive performance during the night shift for shift workers with SWSD. The study was a double-blind trial that included 204 shift workers ages 18–60 with chronic shift work sleep disorders who were assigned to either take 200 mg of Modafinil or placebo 30–60 minutes prior to the beginning of their night shifts for 3 months. Monthly overnight patient evaluations, the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), and 20-minute psychomotor vigilance tests were conducted. The primary outcomes were the Clinical Global Impression of Change rating at the final study visit and changes in mean sleep latency over time.
Taking CNS stimulants like Modalert 200 mg tablets should be avoided by individuals with severe high blood pressure. The drug can increase blood pressure and increase the risk of cardiovascular complications. It should be taken only under medical supervision, and regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. The medicine must not be taken by a pregnant or nursing woman or by a person who has had a heart attack or stroke in the past. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery while taking the medication. It is important to avoid alcohol while on the Modafinil 200 mg medication and inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys or liver, have any history of seizures, or have a mental illness.