Snorting a Brain Chemical Could Replace Sleep: I will volunteer for this test. I hate sleep. There has to be a loophole.
A nasal spray containing a naturally occurring brain hormone called orexin A reversed the effects of sleep deprivation in monkeys, allowing them to perform like well-rested monkeys on cognitive tests.
[…] Both Twery and Siegel noted that it is unclear whether or not treating the brain chemistry behind sleepiness would alleviate the other problems associated with sleep deprivation.
I hate having to sleep so much that I asked my coworkers once if “just a little bit of meth would be so bad.” I was only half-kidding.