Is there a reason to use the time value as
There are 2 parts to consider: reading and storing.
For reading, the EVM is based on a word (storage slot) size of 256 bits, and that's why often it costs less gas when using
uint256. Example: Why does uint8 cost more gas than uint256?
But if your contract is storing many timestamps, it can save gas to use
uint128 so that you can store 2 of them in 1 storage slot. If you want to save half of the storage, don't forget to test to make sure you are correctly saving 2
uint128 in 1 storage slot.