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Sleep (SLP) is a derived statistic in Fallout: New Vegas in hardcore mode.

Characteristics Edit

Sleep is a consequential statistic of the total time spent awake: the longer one is awake, the higher the sleep value becomes.

Beverages containing caffeine will reduce this value, as will having a break by taking a nap. Furthermore, sleeping in an owned or rented bed will give the Well Rested bonus for 12 hours.

As the sleep deprivation worsens, stats will be negatively impacted, starting with Agility. Not sleeping for two weeks equals death.

Stages of Sleep Deprivation Edit

Stages Value Effects
Minor Sleep Deprivation 200-399 Agility -1
Advanced Sleep Deprivation 400-599 Intelligence -1, Agility -2
Critical Sleep Deprivation 600-799 Endurance -1, Intelligence -2, Agility -3
Deadly Sleep Deprivation 800-999 Endurance -2, Intelligence -2, Agility -3
Fatal Sleep Deprivation 1000 DEATH

Sleep-related perksEdit

Name Level req Other requirements Benefit
Home on the Range8Survival 70Whenever you interact with a campfire, you have the option of sleeping, with all the benefits that sleep brings.
Irradiated Beauty22Endurance 8Sleeping removes all rads on normal mode/Removes 100 rads on hardcore mode.
Roughin' It28Survival 100Well Rested bonus when you sleep outside, including in unowned beds.


  • Although there are some consumable items that help reduce SLP deprivation, attempting gameplay without sleep may not be possible unless being prepared to skip a few quests that require sleep. The effects of not sleeping, that is surviving on caffeine based consumables or chems, is uncertain, however, no known ill effects have been reported.
  • In Hardcore mode, Completing the initial quest of any of the DLC packs will bring the SLP meter to 0 and disable it.


pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes the SLP meter on the Pip-Boy 3000 can get stuck on zero, and in fact will not display any number below the indication arrow. This is normally caused by travelling through canyon wreckage, which sets all hardcore meters to zero. During this time the PC will not advance into sleep deprivation. This bug may be fixed by finding a bed and sleeping for any amount of time. After the PC awakes, the gauge will display the number and resume its normal function. [verified]

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