You should reset any electronic component daily, just like you should go to sleep every night.
Originally Posted by Pitxitxita
I mean every electronic component with a computer chip in it, comptuers, laptops, cellphones, blu ray players, Xbox360s etc.
They all use some form of kernel and memory/processor system.
No computer code is perfect, they all have memory leaks, errors, etc. Over a short period of time, your memory usage will creep slowly up until your memory is full, your swap is bloated and your CPU has to process unnecessary background tasks that arent quitting, error messages, dirty memory, pages etc.
How would you feel if you were forced to be kept awake for a week+?
A computer is no different.
Shut it off every day. Period. Your device will be faster, it will consume less power and it will last longer in the long run.