Often I have a lot of stuff open and don't feel like shutting down my laptop, so I just use sleep mode when I'm transferring it. But I have no idea if this might have any disadvantages.
So my question is: is it bad to put your computer in sleep mode every time?
Things I'm wondering:
- Should I turn off my computer every once in a while?
- Will continuous use of sleep mode slow down my system in any way?
- Are there any bad side effects (in the long term)?
FYI I'm using Windows 7 on a laptop