[CQ-Contest] Drugs, Sleep and Contesting

Stewart GM4AFF stewart at gm4aff.net
Fri May 22 06:28:28 PDT 2009

Hi Pete,
I wrote some stuff years ago about this. It's still on my web site
http://www.gm4aff.net and click the 'How to last 48 hours (in a contest)...'
link on the right-hand side. It covers most stuff about diet, drink,
preparation, and even feng shui!

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Pete Smith
Sent: 21 May 2009 19:35
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Drugs, Sleep and Contesting

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
for that.

73, Pete N4ZR
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