The effects of sleep deprivation include changes in mood, both for adults and adolescents. Would your teen be easier to live with if he or she was getting enough sleep? What if many of the mood issues and “acting out” that we associate with teens is really that they’re just not getting enough sleep.
“The researchers found that all subjects’ emotional response to the photographs became increasingly dampened as the night wore on, and their reaction to positive stimuli was even more subdued—that is, they grew less likely to feel good in response to uplifting pictures. “