A player may rest in the Inn when they are ill, on vacation, or unable to complete their Dailies due to other circumstances. This prevents health loss from incomplete Dailies. If they are on a boss quest, resting in the Inn also stops their Dailies from damaging the other quest participants, but damage from other' missed Dailies will still occur. Party members who are resting do not contribute boss damage or collection items until the the next Cron occurs after checking out of the inn.

NPC Daniel Tavern Keeper

Daniel the Tavern Keeper


Rest in the Inn button for the website

To rest in the Inn on the website: go to the Tavern, where you will find Daniel, the Tavern keeper. Click the yellow "Pause Damage" button at the bottom of his dialogue box. Daniel will then show you this helpful message that explains how resting in the Inn works:
Need a break? Check into Daniel's Inn to pause some of Habitica's more difficult game mechanics:
  • Missed Dailies won't damage you
  • Tasks won't lose streaks or decay in color
  • Bosses won't do damage for your missed Dailies
  • Your boss damage or collection Quest items will stay pending until checkout

Button to check into the Inn on the Android App

To rest in the Inn on the Android app, go to the Tavern and tap the "PAUSE YOUR DAILIES" button. On the iOS app, the button will read "Pause Damage."

Avatar ChangesEdit


The avatar of a player who is resting in the Inn

While resting in the Inn, a player's Habitica avatar is altered to indicate the status. The avatar's eyes will display as closed and "Zzz" will be displayed. The Data Display Tool will show "Zzz" as well.


While a player is resting in the Inn, a reminder will appear at the top of the Dailies column as a reminder of the status.

You will not lose any health or streaks for Dailies that you do not complete. If you are on a boss quest, you will not cause damage to your party for Dailies that you do not complete.

However, you still have the option to check off Dailies if you want to. Any Dailies you do complete will still earn immediate gold, experience, and mana, as well as a chance of a Drop. Dailies will become unticked every day as normal.

In other words, while resting, you get credit for completing Dailies, but do not get penalized if you don't. This is useful for when you want to keep track of some of your Dailies while on vacation or recuperating from illness.

Habits and To-DosEdit

Players can click on Habits and To-Dos while resting in the Inn. To-Dos and positive Habits will still earn immediate gold, XP, and mana, as well as a chance of a Drop.


Resting in the Inn prevents most normal Cron processes from occurring. There are three notable exceptions:

  • Drop count will still be reset to zero at normal Cron time (allowing you to find more drops today even if you reached your drop cap yesterday),
  • All buffs (including cosmetic buffs such as Snowball) will still expire at normal Cron time.
  • Boss damage from other party members' missed Dailies will still be added at their normal Cron (see below).

One normal Cron process that does not happen while a player is resting in the Inn is the change to task values and colors. Normally, after Cron, To-Dos get redder, incomplete Dailies get redder, and Habits with only one button get more yellow. While a player is resting in the Inn, this does not happen. (Task values will still change normally in other ways; for example, they will still change when a Habit is clicked or a skill affecting task values is cast.) A player also does not benefit from mana restoration while resting in the Inn.

Checking Out of the InnEdit


Check Out of Inn button


Checking out of the Inn on mobile

When you want to return to your active life, on the website, click the "Unpause Dailies" button that you will find in the Tavern. On the Android app, go to the Tavern and tap the "REACTIVATE YOUR DAILIES" button. On the iOS app, the button will read "Unpause Dailies."

Habitica will awaken your avatar; it will remove the Zzz's and open your avatar's eyes.

Note that with the addition of the new Record Yesterday's Activities (RYA) feature Cron will run immediately AFTER you have clicked "Start My New Day". To prevent yourself taking damage from incomplete Dailies, you need to be resting in the inn when Cron runs. If you stop resting in the inn after you've clicked the "Start My New Day" button, you'll be safe. In contrast, if you stop resting in the inn as soon as you start using Habitica, but before you've seen the RYA screen, then your incomplete Dailies will damage you after you've clicked the "Start My New Day" button.

If, while checked in, you complete some Dailies after your most recently elapsed Cron (i.e. after clicking "Start My New Day"), those Dailies will still be checked off after you check out. Dailies will reset at the next Cron, as normal.

Resting in the Inn while on a QuestEdit

Resting in Inn by draayder
Warning: If you are resting in the Inn when you are part of a boss quest, the Inn will shield you and the rest of your party from damage from your own uncompleted Dailies, but you will still receive damage from the boss if other quest participants do not complete all of their Dailies.

If you must rest in the Inn while on a quest, examine your health regularly to ensure you are not close to death!

While resting in the Inn, you will still accumulate progress on your quest as normal; however, that progress will not be applied to the quest until Cron runs on the day after you check out of the Inn.

You can still send, accept, or reject quest invitations while resting. If a quest finishes while you are resting, you will still get the rewards.

Information for Developers

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A player who is Resting in the Inn has preferences.sleep set to true in their data. When not resting, it is set to false.

Regardless of the player's sleep status, code at the start of the cron routine runs. If the player is Resting, the cron code is halted by a return wrapped inside an if statement that tests for the value of preferences.sleep.

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