What if we could ...
This was a pseudo-random thought that happened when I was chatting with my friend. First consequence I could think was that life (as in human life) would become a lot slower, because more and more people will start opting to hibernate to escape the troubles in life. The thought at the back of their minds would be that, "time as we define it, largely a creation of humans, has to move on, even if I as an individual don't exist for a few days and hence all the troubles have to move with passage of time". This is a logical extension to the thought behind drinking (alcohol, of course!). Escapism seems to be a basic human tendency (does it lead to the conclusion that humans are inherently weak?).
One mundane consequence of the trend towards hibernation would be that, companies may start giving hibernation vacations to employees!