Yes i give it a long nap.
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I will open up Pandora's Box and admit that I do prefer to let my records rest if possible. But it is not a big deal. Generally lighter tracking cartridges with broad contact patches are going to be a bit more forgiving of frequent repeated play. Like a Shure V15 or a Stanton 681 or other high compliant design optimized for VTF of 1.0-1.5 grams. Also microline or shibata stylii are gentler, all else being equal, than a conical or elliptical shape. But, properly set up cartridges are much more gentle than ones that are misaligned or have too little VTF (too light and the stylus will rattle in the record grooves, which causes damage). Best to err on the side of a bit heavy VTF. Anecdotally I can tell you that years ago I worked in hifi retail when LP was king. We played records for demo, over and over and over, all day, every day. Yes they got noisy after a while, but you would be amazed at how durable vinyl can be when played on a properly set up turntable. Don't get too worried about this. Life is too short. Enjoy your records.