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Friday, December 28, 2007


posted by on December 28 at 10:20 AM

Scientists have developed a new drug that “reverses the effects of sleep deprivation”—and it comes in a snortable form. Man, what will they think of next?

Thanks to Slog tipper Mr. Poe.

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Posted by StrangerDanger | December 28, 2007 10:26 AM

This is awesome. Sleep a total waste of time.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 28, 2007 10:31 AM

*is. Fuck!

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 28, 2007 10:31 AM

Coming soon to active military personnel near you.

Posted by flamingbanjo | December 28, 2007 10:34 AM

Not OTC yet, I'm assuming. I'll wait.

Posted by Amelia | December 28, 2007 10:41 AM

This would rule so hard. Unless it kills you horribly, of course.

Posted by Greg | December 28, 2007 10:46 AM

The treatment is "a totally new route for increasing arousal..."

Was "increasing arousal" the best choice of phrase there?

Posted by JMR | December 28, 2007 11:01 AM

mark my words: this will lead to the establishment of the 20 hour work day.

the end of dreaming is not something that would be good for humanity.

Posted by max solomon | December 28, 2007 11:05 AM

IDK - I do loves me some Provigil. It keeps you nicely alert with just a mildly nagging desire to clean.

And I do like my dreamtime well enough that I don't think I'd like to snort orexin constantly....but as a study aid or let's-party-til-dawn enhancer?! Sign me up!

Posted by el ganador | December 28, 2007 11:10 AM

I hope they put it on the market soon, I can't wait to see people performing like well-rested monkeys.

Posted by inkweary | December 28, 2007 11:20 AM

As someone with narcolepsy, this is amazing. Taking huge quantities of Ritalin isn't something I want to have to do forever, but I have to if I want to function. If they have really found a way to replace the hypocretin/orexin that isn't being produced by my hypothalamus, I will be ecstatic.

Thank you SLOG for posting this. I haven't seen it discussed in any of my sleep disorder groups yet, but you can bet I'll be sharing it!

Posted by sleepy | December 28, 2007 11:26 AM

What StrangerDanger said in #1.

Posted by Gomez | December 28, 2007 12:16 PM

So will this be a cease-fire in the War on Drugs, or unconditional surrender?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 28, 2007 12:26 PM

assistance provigil

Posted by icu provigil | January 6, 2008 11:18 PM

assistance provigil

Posted by icu provigil | January 6, 2008 11:18 PM

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