Why can’t I sleep in Sons of the Forest?

Insomnia can be deadly in this game!

Sleep is important in Sons of the Forest because it gives you rest from your daily activities and replenishes your stamina. But sometimes, you wake up with a loud booming sound when you attempt to sleep. If you bring up your GPS locator to check the time, you'll see that you haven't slept. This occurrence can confuse players, and in this guide, we'll explain why this can happen to you!

Why am I immediately awoken by a booming sound in Sons of the Forest?

You are sometimes immediately awoken by a booming sound in Sons of the Forest because you're trying to sleep with enemies nearby. The sound is the game's way of telling you enemies are in the immediate area around the camp. You may not be able to see or hear them, but they are there.

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Some tell-tale signs of an enemy's presence are the behavior of your companions. Take a look at what Kelvin is doing. Sometimes he will point you in the direction where the hostiles are. Normally when you don't assign him anything to do while you're in the camp, he will lie on the ground resting. But if you see him standing on alert, be careful and prepare for an encounter! If the enemies are nearby but do not attack, take Kelvin with you on patrol around your camp and try to find them.

To avoid hostile encounters during the night, you should always be careful when choosing a place for a camp, even a temporary one. Avoid areas next to roads because the cannibal patrols frequently use them. It would be best to scout the entire area around the place you picked for camping. Make sure that there are no enemy camps nearby. Pay close attention if the site has any activity from monkey-like creatures. They have a habit of reappearing in some areas, and they have no camps, making their movements unpredictable.

Looking for more survival tips for Sons of the Forest? Check out How to get a Pistol in Sons of the Forest and How to get a Shovel in Sons of the Forest here on Pro Game Guides!

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