Nuvigil for Circadian Rhythm Disorders – Shift Work Disorder
Shift Work Disorder (SWD) is a disorder of the cardiac rhythm of our body. This happens when the internal sleep-wake cycle of the body does not go along with the work schedule of the person. Usually the person feels very sleepy during the time that he needs to keep himself awake, and may have difficulty staying asleep during sleeping hours.
Nuvigil can help improve the wakefulness of a person with Shift Work Disorder.
Wakefulness for a Person with SWD with Nuvigil
Nuvigil is a medication that is made for improving the wakefulness of a person with SWD or other circadian rhythm disorders. There has been a research that proved the effectiveness of Nuvigil. The study was conducted to 254 patients with SWD for 12 weeks.
There has been a significant improvement in the wakefulness of the person with SWD who took Nuvigil during working hours, compared to the other people who were only given a placebo pill.
No Effect on the Patient’s Ability to Sleep
The primary function of the drug is to keep the person awake. This may worry a lot of people, thinking that it may affect their ability to sleep during the time that they actually need to sleep. But this is good news because though the drug is quite effective, the patient will still be able to sleep during sleeping time.
Discuss with Your Doctor Your Hours of Work
The drug does not know the time that you actually need to work. This is the reason why you need to consult your doctor first before you take this medication. The doctor will know the dosage and the time you are supposed to take your medication to achieve its desired effects.