I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen this suggestion anywhere else on the forum for Rust, please link me if it has already been brought up.
How about being able to lay down?? And go prone. Laying down on your sleeping bag will restore health faster or maybe a possibility that you have a tired meter and it decreases throughout the day and depending on how long/far you’ve traveled, This would make having a sleeping bag with you wherever you go a must. You would need to lay down when using your sleeping bag(the sleeping bag would have some perk to sleeping with it, ex. comfort measurement to restore hp and reduce hunger decrease while sleeping) or just lay down anywhere if your low on “fatigue”, also when laying down to sleep you will be aware of your surroundings just in case, so you can hear footsteps and animal noises nearby. When laying down to sleep(not prone) You will be face up when sleeping and if you hear a sound you will wake up in a startled position with an in game animation of your head jerking from left to right(or something similar) to stimulate the dreadful feeling of waking up frightened. What do you guys think?