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: are there technical considerations that would make it detrimental to put your computer in sleep mode every time?
- Would any such issues be mitigated by turning off my computer every once in a while?
- Is continuous use of sleep mode known to slow down a system in any way, and for what technical reason if so?
- Is continuous use of sleep mode known to cause any long-term side effects, and for what technical reason if so??
FYI I'm using Windows 7 on a laptop.