I hate shutting down my MBA, so to put it to sleep when I am not working on it, I close the screen. I do this about 8-10 times in a day. My concern is if the hinge on the MBA will hold up to this kind of heavy usage. I am not even sure if this is even considered heavy usage to be honest. Is there any chance I will start seeing the hinge become loose (or start feeling a 'give') in the future? Could the hinge start creaking? Also is there another way to put the MBA to deep sleep without closing the screen physically? This is my first Mac, so I am not familiar with how Mac hardware holds up over time. So I apologize if my questions are stupid. TIA advance for indulging me!