Hibernating your operating system is the best option when you have plenty of software on your windows startup. Hibernation allows the contents of the RAM to be written on hard disk so that even if the power is cut off, contents will be there when you turn on your PC. Hibernation is simply putting your computer to pause state that can be resumed anytime with same applications opened earlier.
You must have noticed that Shutdown, Restart and Sleep options are enabled in Windows 8 by default but the Hibernation option is not visible. You will have to turn on this option manually to be able to save the state of your computer for resuming it at later stage.
To enable hibernate option in windows, click on the battery icon in the system tray and click More Power Options:
Now from the left panel, click on “Choose what the power buttons do”.
There you will see an option, “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
There you will find an option to enable hibernation. Check “Show Hibernate” option and click on save button to save changes.
Once done, you will now be able to hibernate your windows 8 from your power options i.e. the menu used to shutdown/restart windows 8.