The reason I am asking this question is because yesterday, my iMac shut off randomly by itself. 2 mins later I turned it back on, started searching about why a Mac might shut off by itself, then bam! Within 5 mins of turning it back on, it shut off by itself again.
So I unplugged it for the night, and then I looked up how to do an SMC reset/reboot and then did it.
Then I realized... I do an SMC reboot every single night because I first power off my iMac, turn off the power bar/strip, and unplug the power bar/strip from the outlet in hopes of saving a bit of energy during the night.
My questions are:
Is it harmful that I shut down and unplug my iMac every night? (basically reseting the SMC every night)
Is it better to just put the iMac to sleep instead of shutting it down, or is there rarely any difference?