Sleeping spot

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Sleeping spot

Sleeping spot

Designates a spot on the ground where people should sleep. Not comfortable.

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Terrain Affordance
Surgery Success Chance Factor
Immunity Gain Speed Factor
Rest Effectiveness


Work To Make
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Has Quality

Sleeping spots are used to designate a particular patch of ground for your pawns to sleep on. Although technically furniture, they require no materials to build, and take no time to construct or destroy.


Sleeping spots do not require a colonist to construct or deconstruct, nor is there a cost, build time, or skill requirements for placing them. Instead, they are simply selected from the menu and placed directly by the player. They can be placed even when the game is paused.


Sleeping spots can direct pawns to sleep where you want them to. They provide a little more comfort than simply sleeping on the ground. However, sleeping spots do not increase Rest Effectiveness and pawns will still gain a −4 Slept on the ground moodlet for sleeping on a spot. Spots do not benefit from end tables or dressers.

Rest Effectiveness

Rest Effectiveness is a measure how fast a pawn will regain rest. A pawn sleeping in a bed with 80% rest effectiveness would regain rest 80% as fast, and thus require 125% time to sleep.

  • Rest Effectiveness
  • Comfort

    Comfort is a measure of how high a pawn can refill their comfort meter while using the piece of furniture. A pawn sleeping in a bed with a higher comfort value can achieve a higher level. It does not affect the rate at which comfort increases only the maximum level. Comfort levels over 100% have no additional effect. Sleeping spots do not benefit from end tables or dressers.

  • Comfort
  • Surgery Success Chance Factor

    The Surgery Success Chance Factor is exactly what it sounds like - a multiplier on the chance for a successful surgerym assuming it is performed in this bed. Most beds and bedrolls have a base value of 100%, which is multiplied by quality. Construction material does not matter. Sleeping spots have no quality, and are always considered to have a ×100% multiplier to their base value.

  • Surgery Success Chance Factor
  • Analysis

    Sleeping spots are helpful for New Tribe scenarios. Bedrolls require fabric or leather, which often isn't feasible to obtain when first creating a colony. Beds require Complex Furniture, which New Tribes do not start with. Colonists will still gain a −4 Slept on the ground moodlet for sleeping on a spot, but placing spots inside an enclosed room will at least prevent the Slept outside moodlet.

    As temporary beds, sleeping spots have many uses. They can instantly make a room into a prison, or increase capacity of a prison, allowing you to capture raiders. They can be used when a colony is out on a caravan. Sleeping spots can also be used to tend right after battle. Note that a drafted colonist can tend to others anywhere, without them needing to lay down.

    Sleeping spots also have a niche for prisons, in general, as prisoner mood matters less. With Ideology enabled, low mood can even trigger a crisis of beliefContent added by the Ideology DLC that may be beneficial to conversion attempts.

    Sleep comparison

    Both beds and bedrolls are superior to sleeping spots. A normal quality, non-stone bed will make sleep 25% more effective, which saves 1 hour in a 24 hour schedule. Using a bed or bedroll also increases all of: Immunity Gain Speed, Comfort, and Surgery Success Chance. Even an awful quality bedroll is superior in every bed stat.

    On day 1, placing sleeping spots can let you get other, more important things set up first. As mentioned above, Tribal starts can't make beds and can't make bedrolls easily. Finally, starts with extreme scarcity (such as in Sea ice) can make it too difficult to build a bed at all.

    Otherwise, it's best for your colonists to upgrade quickly. For many players, avoiding the -4 mood penalty for sleeping on the ground is already worth it.