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Can Red Yeast Rice Cause Insomnia?

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I started taking red yeast rice and soon after developed insomnia. Could my red yeast rice supplement be the problem?

Answer:
As discussed in the Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review, red yeast rice could potentially cause difficulty sleeping in some people — although this does not appear to be a commonly reported side-effect. See the "Cautions and Concerns" section of the Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review for more information >>

Be aware that if you also take CoQ10 (levels of which may be reduced in people taking red yeast rice or a prescription statin medication), this may also cause insomnia in some people.

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This CL Answer initially posted on 2/10/2016. Last updated 8/2/2017.

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