Friday, February 17, 2006

New Drug's Potential: Be Rested, Yet Not Sleep.

This article relates that:

"A new drug, called CX717, is being tested by Cortex Pharmaceuticals in California. The drug appears to help people maintain normal alertness, despite extended sleep deprivation."

"Tests on 11 rhesus monkeys showed that they were performing better after 36 hours of continual wakefulness than monkeys that had not been drugged were after normal sleep"

I must admit, I would love to try the stuff. Imagine what could be accomplished with a 24 hour waking day?

If by chance I have a Cortex reader, could you slip a "care package" in the mail to me please?

Happy (freaky) Friday
Pete