Ok so let get this straight. The main group this is being studied to be used on are soldiers on the battlefield.
So if this worked “as intended” the idea would be to have said soldiers deployed in… Oh let’s just spitball here and say a 130 degree desert in the middle east.
You drop a group of these guys off, tell them they can’t sleep for the next 72 to 96 hours then hand them a fully automatic assault rifle, a couple of grenades and a bottle of nose spray.
Yeah right, I can’t imagine ANY possibility of a bad ending to this scenario.
Does sound like it could have some beneficial civilian uses though for those with sleep disorders.