It's something that many of us do when we're busy - pull a late night to try and get everything done.
But a new study from the European Heart Journal finds prolonged sleep deprivation, and distruptive sleep patterns can have serious health implications.
British researchers have found that chronic short sleep produces changes in the body that increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular disorders that can lead to early death.
FOX 2 health reporter Deena Centofanti has some good reasons to put sleep at the top of your priority list.
Watch her report by clicking on the video player.
And check out this Web site from the Center for Disease Control to understand more about how a lack of sleep can be harmful to your health.