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Why is sleep deprivation more serious for teenagers than adults?

Sleep deprivation clouds judgment and diminishes self-control and willpower. It affects mood, energy and outlook. This is also true for adults, but for teenagers, whose brains are still developing (and whose social and emotional skills are as well), the challenges of sleep deprivation are particularly serious.

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