How To Increase Stamina In My Time At Sandrock

My Time at Sandrock presents a lot of tasks and activities as you go around exploring a wide world. However, your character will often feel tired, and it does put a limit in terms of how much you can do in any given day. Our guide discusses how to increase your stamina in My Time at Sandrock, so you can tackle more objectives readily.

How to increase stamina in My Time at Sandrock

Your character’s stamina in My Time at Sandrock is consumed with almost every farming or gathering-related task. For instance, cutting down bushes, smashing stone blocks, and picking up resources on the ground will deplete your stamina meter. This value appears as a yellow bar at the bottom of the screen, right next to your character’s health.

As such, you need to consider the following factors if you want more energy:

  • Sleeping
  • Stamina perks
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Heatstroke Medicine
  • Friendship perks
You're going to get exhausted at the end of each day due to farming and gathering materials.
You’re going to get exhausted at the end of each day due to farming and gathering materials.

Get some rest every night

Your stamina in My Time in Sandrock is fully replenished whenever you sleep in your bed (which is found inside the hut in your Workshop area). Here are some key facets:

  • You’ll want to sleep before midnight so you gain the well-rested status, which fully restores your HP and stamina when you wake up.
  • Sleeping past midnight but before 3:00 a.m. doesn’t net you this status by default, which means the values might not be fully restored. Your character would also have eye bags due to tiredness.
  • If you’re still awake past 3:00 a.m., your character will simply collapse due to exhaustion.
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Select the Stamina perks using Knowledge Points

The actions that you perform each day in My Time at Sandrock increases your Knowledge of each category/type. The ones found in the Gathering category have certain perks that help boost stamina:

  • Stamina Knowledge
    • Level 1: +5% max stamina.
    • Level 2: +5% max stamina.
    • Level 3: Sleeping before 3:00 a.m. will give the effects of also being well-rested.
  • Stamina Recovery Knowledge
    • Level 1: +10% stamina restored when you order food.
    • Level 2: +10% stamina recovered when you eat food.


Get some sleep (left) and unlock stamina-based passives (right).

Wear better clothing

Generally speaking, the clothing that your character wears (i.e. headwear, tops, pants, and shoes) grant bonus stamina, among other stats like HP and defense. You can find more of these gear pieces through the following means:

  • Purchasing from stores, such as Tailor Made.
  • Rewards from quest completions or sent via mail.
  • Found inside Treasure Chests.
  • Crafted via the Worktable and/or Tailoring Machine.

Eat various types of food

So far, we’ve discussed methods to help increase the maximum value of your stamina in My Time at Sandrock. As you’re roaming around the world, you definitely need to restore your energy as well. This is done by eating various types of food. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Raw ingredients can be found in the wild or purchased from the Wandering Y Store. You don’t want to eat most of these immediately, so try to cook them via the Drying Rack and other cooking devices.
  • Certain cooked food items can also be bought from By the Stairs and the Blue Moon Saloon.
  • You can also order cooked food from the Blue Moon Saloon to restore HP and stamina, as well as obtain passive buffs.
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Use Heatstroke Medicine

There are portions of the game that task you with exploring underground areas areas, such as the Eufaula Salvage Abandoned Ruins. Stamina becomes absolutely important since you’ll spend a lot of time using your Pickhammer to dig deeper to reach hidden rooms and floors.

To alleviate any issues, you could purchase Heatstroke Medicine items from the vending machines in these locations. These items have three rarities denoting increased stamina restoration and, naturally, monetary costs.


From left to right: Wear better clothing that increases stamina; eat food to gain stamina boons; purchase and use Heatstroke Medicine in underground ruins.

Become friends with NPCs that have stamina perks

Lastly, increasing your friendship levels with certain NPCs is an awesome way to gain stamina boosts in My Time at Sandrock. You can chat, play, gift, and even romance some of these NPCs. If you manage to reach a relationship threshold, you’ll also unlock a buff. Here are some examples:

  • Mi-An (friend): +20 stamina.
  • Jensen (friend): +20 stamina.
  • Captain (friend): +20 stamina.
  • Nemo (friend): +20 stamina.
  • Macchiato (friend): +20 stamina.
  • CoCo (friend): +20 stamina.
  • Venti (best friend): +20 stamina.
  • Sandy (best friend): +5 stamina.
Befriending NPCs in town also grant extra stamina points.
Befriending NPCs in town also grant extra stamina points.

That’s everything you need to know about how to increase stamina in My Time at Sandrock. While you’re still figuring out some early-game mechanics, we suggest taking a look at our guides on how to increase inventory/storage space and how to complete Picking Up the Slack.

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