Sleep makes the world go round. There's almost nothing that can beat collapsing onto your mattress after a long day or inching under the covers for a well-deserved nap. However, I'm sure we can all agree that on some days a solid stretch of shut-eye is painfully hard to come by. Whether you're pulling all-nighters in preparation for a particularly agonizing midterm, on a big trip that requires lots of layovers and time in the air, or working super long hours, sleep deprivation can creep up before you know it. Many of the signs your body is sleep-deprived will shock you — they go far beyond the classic grogginess and grumpy mood.
Young adults and women are among the groups more vulnerable to the effects of consistent sleep loss (an unfortunate double whammy for a lot of us). Women who suffer from sleepless nights are more at risk for health issues than men, which emphasizes the importance of restorative rest. If you notice some weird things going on with your body, particularly in your skin, teeth, or hair, you might find the root of the problem to be a less-than-ideal sleep schedule. Sleep deprivation is no joke — when your body need rest, it needs rest.