Learning how to recover sanity in Green Hell is key to your survival.
You would think with all the dangerous animals living in the Amazon that you wouldn’t need anything else to kill you, right? Well in Green Hell, it’s not just your physical health you need to worry about, your mental health is at stake too.
There are several things that can drive your sanity down in Green Hell. It doesn’t take long before you hit the threshold and start hearing things that aren’t really there.
If your sanity gets too low, you will die. It’s as simple as that. Not to mention the voices you hear will drive you literally insane.
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What causes your sanity to drain in Green Hell?
There are several things that can cause you to lose sanity in Green Hell, most of them are pretty obvious.
- In Co-op a team mate dying will make you loose sanity
- Lack of sleep
- Sleeping on the ground (which can cause worms too)
- Using maggots on an infected wound
- Eating rotten food
There are also other food types that can drain your sanity, such as eating spiders. You can find a full list of consumables and the effects they have on you here.
How to fix your sanity in Green Hell
When I first started playing Green Hell, the one thing that ironically drove me mad was figuring out how to fix my sanity. But with a bit of research, it’s actually easier than you might think.
You can locate and learn to recover sanity in Green Hell via the HUD in the lower left-hand corner, displayed by an icon with a head and a brain.
To improve your sanity, you can do a number of things:
- Stand near a fire
- Sleep in a bed (a raised bed offers more sanity increase)
- Eating cooked meat (avoid human and spiders)
- Eating other items
Building a second floor is a great way to ensure you never get worms. Although, it does take a bit of time to get a second floor built in Green Hell, and might not be possible in the first few days.
How to tell if your sanity is reduced
You can see if something negatively impacts your sanity by the message that displays on the right-hand side of the HUD. You’ll briefly notice a note like “Leech: Sanity -3”.
Before letting your sanity get too low, it’s recommended to fix the issue as soon as possible. Picking off leeches can be done easily by inspecting your body. However, other causes of sanity decrease in Green Hell can be more challenging to overcome.
You can see our full Green Hell survival guide for more tips and trips to surviving the jungle.