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Beyond the class features, racial traits, and feats that reduce the amount of sleep required for a long rest to 4 hours and the ring of sustenance that halves it I can't find any other ways to reduce the amount of time required.

Did I miss anything?

I was hoping to find a way because of a campaign i had an idea for where you would also be put into battles while asleep, so you would want to be able to have less sleep with the same effect to avoid those battles, not just as a way to make sleep less important. If there isn't a way I can homebrew something, but I would prefer to not homebrew anything if there is an existing way.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Related: "How can my character avoid having to breathe, eat, drink, or sleep?" \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 5:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Without knowing what class features, racial traits, and feats you're thinking of, we have no idea whether it's a complete list. In addition, as Medix2 said, you should clarify what you mean by the ring of sustenance; the ioun stone (sustenance) exists, but it doesn't affect sleep in any way. \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 7:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Medix2 Some races like elves have a trait that lets them sleep for only 4 hours instead of 8 for a long rest, as well as others like warforged not needing to sleep at all. The ring of sustenance is a magic ring that requires attunement that removes your need for food or water and halves the amount of sleep required in a long rest. There is also a feat called light sleeper that has the same effect as racial traits like chance where it reduces the time required from 8 hours to 4. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jack Kuni
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 16:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JackKuni Ah, just so you know, the Ring of Sustenance is not a WotC-published item; it is from Frog God Games and is not official for 5e. Similarly, the Light Sleeper feat is homebrew material and is not official. To that end, there is likely plenty of non-official content that does what you want, but I assume you are only interested in official published materials? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 16:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok then. I had thought that both were official. I would prefer official methods, but if there aren't any im not opposed to homebrew or unofficial content. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jack Kuni
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 16:59

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The only one I know of is the Warlock Aspect of the Moon Invocation from XGtE, which makes it so you do not need to sleep.

You no longer need to sleep and can’t be forced to sleep by any means. To gain the benefits of a long rest, you can spend all 8 hours doing light activity.

Keep in mind that long rests are a large part of D&D 5e and making them shorter is very powerful.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I was hoping to find a way because of a campaign i had an idea for where you would also be put into battles while asleep, so you would want to be able to have less sleep with the same effect to avoid those battles. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jack Kuni
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 16:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JackKuni Please add that to the question, along with the other requested clarifications :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone_Evil
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 16:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JackKuni keep in mind if you are running a campaign, as the DM, you could always Homebrew a magic item to do this, especially if the game is centered around it \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 16:23
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After further research, I have figured out that there are no official methods.

However, there are unofficial and homebrew methods that have already been made that I can use, like the ring of sustenance (City of Brass, p. 534) and the Light Sleeper feat (from dandwiki).

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