Write a research-based essay on a psychology topic of interest to you that relates to this course. This essay must be a minimum length of 600-700 words (approximately 3-4 pages) and contain the resources you used in your research. You must provide at least three cited resources. You may, of course, provide your opinion on your topic but your statements must be supported by research. Your essay must be written in proper standard English. Avoid all types of `text messaging` writing style.
States of Consciousness: Sleep Studentâ€™s Name Institutional Affiliation States of Consciousness: Sleep There are various factors that determine when and why an individual feels tired, hungry, and full of energy. Throughout the day, an individualâ€™s state of consciousness varies and mainly depends on the dayâ€™s activities, time and environment. The daily highs and lows of human beings are explained by circadian rhythms. An example of a basic high and low rhythm is the sleep/wake cycle. The cycle is regulated by a sunlight which causes the suprachiasmatic nucleus to decrease the production of melatonin during the early hours of the day and increase its production during the evening. An increase of the melatonin hormone in the blood makes one drowsy and tired and if decreased they become more attentive. Sometime