Do you turn off your Mac when you’re not using it, or do you put it to sleep?
You are getting very sleepy
Instead of turning your Mac off it can be put to sleep so that it can be revived instantly when you next want to use it. To do so is really easy, in fact, there are several ways to put your Mac to sleep.
In the image below I show how you can hold down the ⌘ key, then the ⌥ key, and then the ⏏ key to put your Mac to sleep.
Inducing sleep with Command-Option-Eject
Putting just the display to sleep
Sometimes you might just want to put the display to sleep while the Mac continues to work. ⌃⇧⏏ will put your Mac’s display straight to sleep, without warnings.
Additional options with Control-Eject
The ⌃⏏ combo will pop up a confirmation window that gives a few different options: Restart, Sleep, or Shutdown.
You can go a step further and shut down the computer completely with ⌃⌥⌘⏏.