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Do mental stimulants vary in effect?

Asked by blastfamy (2154 points ) December 15th, 2008 from IM

Can the effects vary based on sleep state (being tired or otherwise)?

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gailcalled's avatar

Define precisely what you mean by “mental stimulants.” That could vary from “uppers” to a lecture by S Hawking.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Depends what you take, for sure. For example, you’re definitely more prone to health issues if you take amphetamines after being overly tired for too long. This is why you should always wait a few days between taking things.

girlofscience's avatar

Yes, otherwise, there would be no difference in value between caffeine, adderall, cocaine, and meth… In fact, cocaine and meth would likely cease to exist because why risk selling/buying something illegal if you could get the same effect from something legal and cheaper?

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