Melatonin Helps People Fall Asleep, But Has Potential Problems And Side Effects

If you’re having trouble falling or staying asleep, you may first turn to melatonin, a synthetic version of the hormone that regulates our sleep/wake cycles. It might seem like a mild and natural alternative to sleeping pills, but there are potential problems. The hormone can interact with other medications and have side effects like next-day grogginess, and since it’s regulated as a supplement, its potency may vary. You also may need a much lower dose than what’s in the bottle: as little as .1 mg works for some people. [Consumer Reports] [More]

Dude, Where's My Melatonin-Laced Brownie?

Dude, Where's My Melatonin-Laced Brownie?

If you’re craving a sweet treat and a (legal) mellow, the makers of new melatonin-laced desserts say they’ve got just the thing for you, in the form of Lazy Cakes, Kush Cakes and Lulla Pies. [More]