The player is able to sleep inside the Siesta Lean-to only during the day. Doing so will advance the time to Dusk and set the player's current temperature to 15 °C, but only if the player's temperature is above 35 °C, this makes it very handy for Summer, where Heat is the most prominent threat and dusk and night are a lot shorter than the other times of the day. Functioning similarly to the Tent, sleeping in the Siesta Lean-to will restore 60 health and 50 sanity at the cost of 25 hunger and has only 6 uses.
- One could have the Siesta Lean-to prebuilt in case of emergency overheating. It may then be placed to cool down, while also giving some sanity and health. This way of using the Lean-to should only be used if one does not have an Endothermic Fire ready, as the structure has a limited amount of uses and costs time.
- A siesta is a short nap taken during midday in some countries with hotter climates.
- Wickerbottom can not use the Siesta Lean-to due to her insomnia.