According to the article, it recommends hibernate (not hybrid sleep) for laptops. I prefer normal sleep. I think it is faster in resuming from an inactive state. I do not like hibernate because it isn't helpful for the way I do things, but it may be for someone else.
Basically, hybrid sleep and normal sleep use a very small amount of power, but hibernate uses no power.
If a computer gets shut off accidentally, hybrid sleep or hibernate will have open documents saved to the disk, but normal sleep would lose all opened documents (except the ones the program saved automatically, which you can then restore). I use normal sleep because it is fast resuming, and I save everything before sleeping.