Wake-up call: Sleep deprivation can shorten your life

June 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM ET

Video: New studies are showing one third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, at least eight hours a night, and researchers are saying a chronic lack of sleep can lead to heart problems, mood disorders, and more. NBC’s Tamron Hall reports and Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses the findings.

Cheating yourself on sleep can harm your health and may even shorten your life. Watch the report from NBC's Tamron Hall and Dr. Nancy Snyderman -- and then take our poll.