after a long and extremely frustrating search, I found that the creating a shortcut to "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState" ACUALLY IS the solution..except that I had to go into power management and disable hybrid sleep..I think that did it. But as I was so frustrated, I also found that running
powercfg.exe /hibernate off
removes the option from the power management menu completely.
Good Night :yawn:
edit- for anyone who is on the same page as me, I also found an option to disable wake timers in there, and found that I could disable wake functions from the device manager device properties for all devices except my main keyboard. My computer would sometimes wake up 5 minutes after putting it to sleep...which was EXTREMELY inconvenient as my computer is not within arms reach of my bed(good thing it isnt:angry:)