Like many people busy with life, work, studies, family and what have you, I frequently burn the midnight oil, staying up past my preferred bedtime to complete some obligation or another. Yet, I still must awaken the same time the next day to go to work. As a result, I am frequently getting less than 8 hours a night on weeknights. Sometimes, I make up for the deficit by sleeping a few extra hours on the weekend. But recent studies indicate that it doesn’t work that way. Click here to read why it is important to make time for sufficient sleep on a regular basis and how “playing catch up” on the weekends is not the solution.