WELLNESS
11/01/2014 09:43 am ET Updated Nov 01, 2014

How Too Little Sleep Affects Us At Every Age

As an adult, you're used to the tell-tale signs of getting too little sleep: You're famished, emotional and in serious need of caffeine.

But it turns out a lack of sleep affects various age groups in different ways. Kids, for example, may be less likely to feel sluggish and feel riled up and hyper instead, according to Aneesa Das, M.D., a sleep specialist at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center.

Meanwhile, teens might be at a higher risk for acne when they don't get enough shut-eye and are more likely to make risky decisions behind the wheel, she explains in the video above.

Check out the full clip for more on the varying effects of sleep deprivation by age.

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