Lazy Cakes are marketed as relaxation brownies based on their inclusion of melatonin. The problem is, they contain about three times the average medical dose for an adult.
This is particularly concerning when you consider the cartoon packaging that is likely to appeal to children (although there is a small disclaimer on the back of the packaging stating that the product should only be consumed by adults).
Remember - melatonin is not regulated by the FDA and its long-term effects are unknown. Always be on your guard for products looking to exploit your lack of sleep, or to use your insomnia as a marketing gimmick.
Last updated: April 11, 2011