After sleeping, you'll receive a message stating that "You feel Well Rested":

You feel well rested

What effect does feeling Well Rested have?

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    I was expecting this to be about Skyrim for some reason. – Pharap Nov 11 '15 at 6:46
  • Same name, same effect as Skyrim. elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Rest_(Skyrim) – GeoffAtkins Nov 11 '15 at 9:12
  • This also appeared in (at least some) previous Fallouts. – XTL Nov 11 '15 at 9:29
  • This actually appeared in Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, and now this one too, along with Skyrim. It is quite literally the same effect. – Nelson Nov 12 '15 at 0:12

Well Rested is a temporary perk that gives you a 10% XP bonus for a period of time. The wiki lists this period as being 12 hours. You can see the perk on the perks page in your Pip-Boy.


  • I didn't get the source's message ("You had a great sleep, and feel alert and invigorated! +10% XP earned") upon waking—does anyone else get it? It also apparently doesn't affect the INT stat. – Wolf Nov 22 '15 at 1:12
  • The message is listed under the "Perks" section when you receive this temporary buff. As for the INT stat, no idea where you thought Well Rested affects INT. – Nelson Nov 23 '15 at 0:03
  • @Sean That's because that was the wrong link. It was for previous Fallout games. I fixed it. – DCShannon Jan 29 '16 at 5:10

To add on to the previous answer, You have to sleep in a bed that you own for one hour and you will get the +10% experience for 8 hours in game.

  • "for 8 hours in game." the wiki says 12 hours in-game time. – FuriousFolder Dec 8 '15 at 18:41
  • The wiki also says you can sleep for zero hours to get the bonus. @FuriousFolder, I ask about the length in this other question: gaming.stackexchange.com/q/253559/108003 – DCShannon Jan 29 '16 at 5:08
  • @DCShannon if you check the revision history of that page ( fallout.wikia.com/wiki/… ) you'll see that this information was added after I made that comment. – FuriousFolder Jan 29 '16 at 14:52
  • @FuriousFolder Okay, cool. Not sure how that's relevant to anything, but sure. – DCShannon Jan 30 '16 at 5:28

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