Have you ever used your laptop to sing a lullaby for you? I do, thanks to GShutdown, an Ubuntu application that turns off (or log off, or hibernate) your computer on a time or schedule set by the user. [GShutdown is also available for Fedora and Open Suse, and other Linux.] How to do that in Windows?
WinMend Auto Shutdown is a Windows freeware (1.5MB) that can shut down your PC automatically. Just set the time or schedule using a simple interface, and it will shut down, hibernate, stand by or log off the computer unattended at a scheduled time. It can come really handy when you need to turn it off after, say, the ongoing download completes, but you can't stay there to turn it off.
WinMend Auto Shutdown will display a 30 seconds countdown before initiating shutdown. Once it has been set, it gets minimized in the system tray, leaving your desktop uncluttered.
If you are having trouble going to sleep, you can play some soothing music on your laptop, and set WinMend Auto Shutdown to turn off your PC after, say, one hour.
Download WinMend Auto Shutdown [Download from Cnet]