Have weird dreams last night? ✨👽✨🔮✨👺✨ Thank your pineal gland! This special endocrine gland lives inside your brain and secretes melatonin, a sleepy substance that tells us when to hit the hay.
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💥 Melatonin helps you get into deep REM sleep, when most dreams occur. 🛏 💤
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💥 The pineal also helps convert serotonin, which regulates feelings of well-being.
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💥 Even though it’s deep inside your brain, your pineal gland can detect light so it can regulate our sleep-wake cycle! How? The pineal talks to receptors on the back of the eyeball. 👁
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💥 Descartes thought the pineal gland contained “tiny animal spirits.” Uhhhh..
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💥 In “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” Hunter S. Thompson’s main character took every psychotropic drug 💊💉 under the sun, but famously refused to touch “extract of pineal.” 
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💥 The pineal produces DMT, a hallucinogen, but not in large enough amounts to see UFOs or freaky clown robots. 🤡👽👾