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Enshrouded features a full day and night cycle that can be quite punishing, especially during the early game. To avoid having to stay up during the night, you need to craft a bed and go to sleep, which is one of the earlier keys to survival in Enshrouded.

However, it’s extremely unclear how to build a bed or even go to sleep within the first hour or two of the game. Without a bed, you are subject to the perils of the night, which include enemies coming to your base and the inability to see very far, even up close. In the guide below, you can see exactly how to build and go to sleep in Enshrouded.

Crafting a bed in Enshrouded

Screenshot via Upcomer

Luckily, you are able to craft a Crude Mattress, which acts as your first bed, as soon as you establish a base and construct some building blocks in Enshrouded. When you place your first Flame Altar down, you can immediately begin building by pressing the B button. This allows you to craft a Workbench and other blocks, such as a foundation for your base.

All you really need is a Workbench, though, as you’re able to craft the Crude Mattress through that. Once the Workbench is complete, access its crafting menu and you’ll see the recipe for the Crude Mattress, which is as follows:

  • x4 Plant Fiber (Found by picking bushes out in the world)
  • x1 String (Crafted from Plant Fiber)
  • x4 Torn Cloth (Collected as loot from Shroud enemies)

With all of these ingredients, you can craft your Crude Mattress and place it anywhere in your base. Then, when nighttime hits, just go to the mattress, sleep, and you’ll be able to pass the time and wake up when it’s daytime.

Related: How to get a Grappling Hook in Enshrouded

If you need another place to sleep, though, you can find random beds throughout the world in Enshrouded. This is especially helpful if you’re wandering outside at night and need to pass the time before getting back to your base. I was able to find a bed in a tent underneath the bridge at the start of the game, but you can find plenty more out in the world.