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Modafinil is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat excessive sleepiness due to sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, or narcolepsy. While it is not known exactly how the medication works, it has shown to be effective in promoting wakefulness. Modafinil comes in tablet form and is usually taken once daily. Side effects may include insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, and headache.
- Sleep apnea (known medically as obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome or OSAHS)
- Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD), a problem in people who work night shifts or who frequently change between day and night work shifts.