Animal Crossing New Horizons 08 Apr 2021 9:12 AM +00:00

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Sleep


Animal Crossing New Horizons has plenty of cool things to do, one of which is sleeping.


I do enough sleeping in real life, now it's time to do it on my island.

It's pretty simple but may seem tough if you don't know what you're doing.

So how can you do it? Here's how to sleep!

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How To Sleep In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

At the end of the intro sequence, your first encounter with sleeping will come from Tom Nook telling you to go to sleep to begin the game properly.

You’ll be told to go to sleep in your tent, but how is this done?

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  1. Head over and enter your tent, but you’ll realise that there’s no bed or anything to interact with.
  2. If you open your inventory and hit ZL, you can scroll over to the leaf, indicating a piece of furniture. This is actually a cot, which will be your bed until you are able to upgrade a bit; select it and place it anywhere in your tent.
  3. Walk toward the cot and hop on, you’ll be prompted to go to sleep for the day. When you select the option to sleep, the screen will fade out and you'll wake up in a new day.

This isn't something that happens often, you can jump on your bed and rest during the game but it doesn't actually count as sleeping and it won't progress time.

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