I have an external monitor (old LG model) connected to my 2011 MBP via mini Displayport to VGA connector. When I close the lid, the MBP goes to sleep, but after about 5-10 minutes and won't go back to sleep unless I open the lid and close it again. I've found my computer overheated almost after an entire night running with the lid closed. is there any way to make sure the computer stays asleep without disconnecting the external monitor? I used 10.6.7 with all updates applied.