Amulet of restful sleep
There is a 13.5% chance that a randomly-generated amulet will be an amulet of restful sleep. This amulet is generated cursed 90.5% of the time, uncursed 9% of the time, and blessed .5% of the time.
While wearing the amulet, or randomly after having eaten one, you will consistently fall asleep within the next 100 turns. After falling asleep, you awaken within 1 to 20 turns or when disturbed. The cycle continues as long as you have the restful sleep property. Sleep resistance will not cure the condition, but prevents you from actually falling asleep.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.While you have restful sleep and are asleep, you regenerate hit points in a manner similar to regeneration, at the rate of 1 additional point per turn. If you are not polymorphed into another form, the healing from this stacks with normal HP regeneration and any additional regeneration properties (e.g. from a ring of regeneration). It does not cause you to hunger any faster than normal.
While wearing unidentified amulets is not advisable, the amulet of restful sleep is fairly easy to identify: if you notice yourself falling asleep while wearing an unknown amulet, and it wasn't caused by a monster's sleep attack or a sleeping gas trap, then the amulet is restful sleep. Conversely, if you haven't fallen asleep within 100 turns and don't have sleep resistance, it is guaranteed to be something else.
In terms of actual use, it is best saved for polypiling in the hope of turning it into something better.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.With enhanced regeneration, this amulet becomes situationally useful - uncontrolled sleep should still be avoided, and most players will want to have sleep resistance anyway, which will negate its effects. One example of potential use is for a player barricading themselves in a safe location (e.g. a closet or empty locked room on the other side of a staircase from monsters) and putting it on to take advantage of its enhanced regeneration while they fall asleep. Engraving a (semi-)permanent Elbereth on the desired square prior to donning the amulet is advisable in case a hostile phasing monster or giant approaches their location.
- You fall asleep.
- You are wearing the amulet and have fallen asleep.
If you have sleep resistance, you will never get any messages.
Putting on a blessed amulet will put you to sleep immediately, allowing you to specify for how long (up to 500 turns). The sleep cycle will then continue as in vanilla. Since sleeping slows down hunger rate, the amulet now has some marginal use if you don't have slow digestion yet.