[CQ-Contest] Drugs, Sleep and Contesting

Richard Thorne rmthorne at suddenlink.net
Thu May 21 19:39:39 PDT 2009

I like alka seltzer morning relief.  Nice kick of caffeine when I wake up.

Rich - N5ZC

Pete Smith wrote:
> I was thinking of writing a little piece on this for the Contest 
> Compendium's section on sleep deprivation.  My memory no doubt has 
> gaps, but I don't recall any serious discussion of the topic here.  I 
> think that a couple of years ago there was a flurry of interest in a 
> drug called Provigil that had been developed for use by people 
> afflicted with narcolepsy, but that's all I recall.
> Obviously, I'm not suggesting a discussion of illegal drug use (no 
> greenies, please) but I wonder what the collective experience has 
> been.  Have you tried anything other than the measures suggested in 
> the Compendium article on Sleep strategies?  See 
> http://wiki.contesting.com/index.php/Table_of_Contents#Contest_Operating 
> for that.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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