I work a rotating shift with 7 days off every month. I just started the Nuvigil for Shiftwork Sleep Disorder, and I find it very effective for keeping me focused (and awake) for 16-18 hrs when I'm working. I've had one day off since I started the meds, and I COULD NOT go to sleep for 17 HRS after taking my dose! So what about my days off when I don't want to be awake that long? Will the length of effectiveness shorten with use? Can I NOT take Nuvigil on my days off in order to get additional sleep?
Can Nuvigil be taken as needed?
Added 2 Sep 2011:
3rd shift day on Nuvigil. The being awake during the day is great, but I'm still not getting enough sleep at night. The first night I got about 30mins sleep, after that I got maybe 1hr total on an off during the night (kept waking up) I take it at 3:30am and try to get to sleep at 9:30pm. I'm thinking that if I don't sleep tonight, I'm going to cease taking. Does anyone think I should give it more time...I've got huge bags under my eyes!!
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