Correct me if i'm wrong Doc, but kids with ADHD have a part of their brain that doesn't function properly. Adderal, Ritalin etc activates the part of the brain that doesn't work. They go from being hyper to placid. People who are non ADHD go from placid to hyper once they've taken Amphetamine.Jungledoc wrote:I was told by a man who claimed to have participated in "dark ops" inside a Communist country that amphetamine use was routine. It makes sense to me. If I were doing something like that for 3-4 days without sleep, I'd want the guy next to me to be on amphetamine!
The article is interesting, especially in that the lawyers claim that the pilots' judgement was impared by the amphetamine. That's not likely the case. Amphetamine doesn't impare judgement when used in this way, but improves it. Ask the parents of any ADHD kid on Adderal!
Back on topic, I think lack of sleep does indeed affect the quality of training well before 96 hours! Of course, I haven't been through SEALS training.
Back in my partying days i've seen people who have been awake for days on amphetamine, and trust me, you don't want them anywhere near a gun!!! Admittedly they're not highly trained individuals (far from it), but being awake for four days isn't good for anyone. Over a period of time, as it looks like in the case of these figher pilots, amphetamine is going to have an impact on their judgement.
Back to the thread, i always do 5mins or so on a bike to warm/wake me up before every session.