Other than to pass time?

I mean does it increase the time Well Rested/Lover's Embrace will stay active?

I know it doesn't restore more health, as sleeping a single hour appears to restore 100% of lost health, and it doesn't appear to have any other benefit, does it?

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    Yes, of course. If you are only getting one hour of sleep a night, you'll be tired, unhealthy and grumpy-- oh wait, this is arqade. Haha, Nevermind, carry on.
    – DJMcMayhem
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 23:21
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    Games are getting horrifyingly close to reality these days ...
    – Sebb
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 23:36
  • @GeoHam that's what happening in FO4 on survival mode..and because there is no other way to save but to sleep it becomestedious
    – Swift
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 10:51

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As you say in the question, there is no additional benefit to sleeping more, other than passing additional time.

There's no length increase to buffs, for example Well Rested (which lasts 12 hours from awakening regardless of time-slept).

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    Source quotation: "The bonus lasts for twelve hours from the time of waking up, regardless of length of sleep. Sleeping in any bed will cancel the effect. But if it is an owned bed, it will return immediately. "
    – DCShannon
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 17:53
  • @DCShannon: (Though the owned bed part is irrelevant in FO4)
    – Jeeva
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 17:54
  • @DCShannon - It seems you can only get the 'well-rested' bonus from sleeping in settlements or rented/owned rooms (such as the bar/hotel in Diamond City). Sleeping in a random sleeping bag/matress in the wild will not award the perk
    – Robotnik
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 6:21
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    @Robotnik You can get the Lover's embrace perk from any sleeping bag or mattress that lies around anywhere in the wild though. Trust me, Cait and I take a lot of "naps" in between exterminating raiders and super mutants and the perk notification always pops up.
    – CoqPwner
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 15:01
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    it only a couple of hours if on Survival (in-game hours) and need sleep at least 5 hours to get well-rested (more, up to 9 if character got health issues)
    – Swift
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 10:54

It is used for role-playing.

If your character has the "Night Person" perk, then he will mostly be a night person, so he will be sleeping by day (or the other way around if having the "Solar Powered" perk.)

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    "Other than to pass time"
    – DCShannon
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 18:42

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