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Modafinil will shut off your urge to sleep

An anti-sleeping pill Modafinil (sold as Provigil, Alertec, and Vigicer) keeps you awake without the jitters, euphoria and eventual crash that come after caffeine or amphetamines. It is also a memory-improving and mood-brightening psychostimulant.

These lifestyle pills could even allow people not to sleep for several days in a row.

New Scientist writes about a Seattle software developer who often doesn't have time for a full night's sleep. So he swallows something to make sure he doesn't need one.

"If I take a dose just before I go to bed, I can wake up after 4 or 5 hours and feel refreshed," he says. "The alarm goes off and I'm like, let's go!"

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