You hear the advice from doctors all the time. You need X hours of sleep nightly, X cups of water daily, and X amount of this food group and that vitamin and those minerals and these fats. Yeah, obviously I missed the exact numbers somewhere along the way. But I can honestly say that sleep makes my world go around.
When I miss just an hour of sleep at night, the next few days are in trouble. I just can't get it together. And those (normal) nights where I miss about 3 or 4 hours of sleep... yeah, I might as well turn off the alarm and keep on sleeping because my next week is screwed. And trying to catch up on the weekend is pointless. If I sleep more than 8 hours, I feel hung over because I'm dehydrated, my muscles are sore from laying for so long, and my brain is mush.
So today, try to remind yourself of the importance of sleep. Is that rerun of whatever sitcom that just popped up on the television so mesmerizing? Can't that last load of laundry sit in the dryer until you can spin it for a few minutes in the morning? Do you really need to play one more game of solitaire before bedtime? It is worth oversleeping tomorrow to read three more pages when you know its going to turn into thirty? I bet it isn't. Take your health (mental and physical!) in your hands tonight and see if you reap a bounty tomorrow.