Do Statins Produce Neurological Effects?

medical historyStatins are drugs that are typically used to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and to reduce cholesterol levels. Statins seem to also have some neurological effects on both sleep and behavior.

Notable neurological effects are numbness and tingling in the extremities, fatigue, muscle problems, peripheral neuropathy, aggression, poor sleep, irritability, and cognitive problems. They are also thought to potentially cause dementia, a neurodegenerative disease.

These changes will depend on factors such as the statin, an individual’s medical history, and the dosage. However, further research is required to better understand the complex effects of statins and help patients taking these medications.

Read the full story here

Image courtesy of

Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.