Best practice is to shut down your laptop if you aren’t going to be using your laptop all day. It’s better for the machine, and with the speed of SSDs these days there is really nothing to it. With all the grief this suspend mode battery life issue seems to be causing I just thought I’d mention it.
Taking a couple minutes to set your workflow back up seems like a very minor inconvenience. Honestly, neglecting to properly shut down your computer if you aren’t going to be using it seems more like laziness than a legitimate workflow aide.