Sleeping, when done responsibly, is good for the mind, body, and soul. But, like so many things, too much of it can get you in to a LOT of trouble. If you've ever slept through an important obligation, you know that feeling of abject panic in the pit of your stomach when you realize your failure to depart the dream world could come at a cost.
1.) From DirrtyMikeAndTheBoyz:
I was taking biology my freshman year of college and to this day it was my most difficult class. The professor was really great, the only thing he was ever strict about was the final. He made a huge deal about not being late. He repeated about ten times that if you were even a minute late to the final you wouldn't be allowed in and you wouldn't be able to retake it.
I made sure to be the good student that I wasn't normally. I studied early so that I wouldn't have to cram, I went to bed early, set my alarm, laid out my clothes... The whole nine yards.
Something happened to my alarm as it didn't go off. I looked at my clock and had about two minutes until the final. There was no way I could get from my dorm to the class on time but that didn't stop me from trying. I tore out of bed and just ran.
I showed up at the door in my flannel pyjamas, hair a mess, no shoes, crying, and breathing heavily from running. I was like 5 minutes late. I just looked at the professor and before I could choke out the words between sobs he just looked at me and said “take a seat and calm down, finish the test when you’re ready”. I have no idea what I got on the final but I did well in the class and now have a fear of not waking up to my alarm for important events.