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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Sleep


When you first start a new game in Animal Crossing New Horizons, Tom Nook will be busy familiarizing you with the basics of island life, including sleep. Until your house is built, you will need to live in a tent. After the first day of adjusting to your new environment, you will be told to go to sleep. The problem is, it’s not entirely clear how to do this.

Sleep in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Note: Actually going to sleep in Animal Crossing New Horizons only happens on this one occasion at the very start of the game. After that, by following the steps below, your character will lie down on the bed but nothing will happen. It is not possible to quickly advance the time or go to the next day.

Sleep in Animal Crossing New Horizons

  1. Enter your tent

    This will be where you chose to place it initially.

  2. Press X to open your inventory and select the green leaf icon. It should be your bed.

    When you have selected the green leaf item, a small speech bubble should appear indicating what it is.

  3. Press A on the bed in your inventory, then press A again to place it in your tent.

    The bed will be placed directly in front of your character. You can move it by walking on it, pressing and holding A, and then moving the left analog stick in the direction you want to move it.

  4. Get into your bed for your character to climb on it and fall asleep.

    Your character will close your eyes and you will wake up the next day ready to face all of Tom Nook’s tasks.

That’s all you need to know about how to sleep in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more tips, tricks, and guides, head over to our wiki or check out more of our coverage on the game below.

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