According to this article on CNN, sleep deprivation is thought to shorten life span. Hmm. I think colleges teaching tech majors should include classes on time management and these effects of sleep deprivation. Maybe even some laws made about the demands employers can place on their employees (including all the way up to CEO's) that result in excessive exhaustion. If business is heading towards a time when the only way to make any money is to effectively kill yourself, I don't want any part of it.
I have a hard enough time staying awake at work as it is.