Lowering your cholesterol could interrupt your slumber.
A new report found that the statin Zocor disrupts sleep patterns in some users.
The new study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is the largest of its kind and involved 1,106 healthy adult men and women who were randomly chosen to receive 20 milligrams of Zocor (simvastatin), 40 milligrams of Pravachol (pravastatin), or a placebo for six months. The two dosages of the two statins are considered approximately equivalent.
This doesn’t mean that patients experiencing sleep problems should take themselves off Zocor or another statin.
who find themselves truly sleep-deprived can also talk to their doctor about finding an alternate statin.