I did something a few weeks ago that I've only done a handful of times since graduating from college with my MSW: I pulled an all-nighter in order to finish editing a manuscript. I got the work done, and I got it done well. The client was pleased.
I was less pleased with myself. The next day was a disaster. My hair stuck out in all directions no matter how many times I tried to brush it. I was almost late for my hospice job. I could barely keep my eyes open, let alone focus on what I needed to do.
When I got home, I worked on a few articles. They were so full of errors, I didn't trust myself to email them to my editor, even after proofreading them twice.
So, was my all-nighter productive? Aside from saving my relationship with my editing client, who probably won't have any more material for me to work on for at least six months, it was a bust.