Have weird dreams last night? โœจ๐Ÿ‘ฝโœจ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ๐Ÿ‘บโœจ 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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๐Ÿ’ฅ Melatonin helps you get into deep REM sleep, when most dreams occur. ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ’ค
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๐Ÿ’ฅ The pineal also helps convert serotonin, which regulates feelings of well-being.
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๐Ÿ’ฅ Even though itโ€™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. ๐Ÿ‘
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๐Ÿ’ฅ Descartes thought the pineal gland contained โ€œtiny animal spirits.โ€ Uhhhh..
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๐Ÿ’ฅ In โ€œFear and Loathing in Las Vegas,โ€ Hunter S. Thompsonโ€™s main character took every psychotropic drug ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’‰ under the sun, but famously refused to touch โ€œextract of pineal.โ€ย 
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๐Ÿ’ฅ The pineal produces DMT, a hallucinogen, but not in large enough amounts to see UFOs or freaky clown robots. ๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘พ