Lazy Cakes, a brownie that contains Melatonin is under fire after children fall into a deep sleep after eating a few bites. A 2-year-old boy from Arizona had to be hospitalized after he took a few bites of a relative’s Lazy Cakes, and fell into a deep sleep.
Melatonin is a brain hormone that controls the body’s sleep-wake cycle. It’s relatively safe for adults, but if children consume too much of it they can fall into a sleep so deep that it’s difficult to arouse them. Lazy Cakes contain about 8 milligrams of melatonin, and experts say a typical dose for many children is about .3 milligrams, and adults don’t generally consume nearly the amount present in the brownies.