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First Appearance Beta 1.3 (Computer)
0.4.0 (Pocket Edition)
Type of Block Utility Block
Tool Used Any tool
Data Values Hex: 163(Item)
Obeys Physics?

Beds are a crafted utility block that a Player can sleep in.


Sleeping in a bed will change the world time to Dawn when all of the players within the Minecraft world are sleeping. It will also set the user's spawn point to right next to the Bed. The spawn point is not tied to the Bed itself; instead, the game checks for a Bed's presence when the player dies, and it acts accordingly. This allows for the Bed to be moved while still preserving the spawn point as long as a Bed is still nearby at the time of Death.

There are four occasions when Beds cannot be slept in:

  • If it is Daytime
  • If there are hostile Mobs nearby
  • If there is another player already sleeping in the Bed
  • If the Bed is within the Nether or End

The first three situations will result in a message stating that the player is unable to sleep in the Bed. If the player is in the Nether or The End, instead of a message, the Bed will explode when the player tries to sleep in it. The Bed will be destroyed, as well as any blocks within about a four-block radius around it. Nearby blocks may also be lit on Fire. The explosion itself will kill the player who tried to sleep in the Bed, and possibly any other players or mobs who happened to be in close proximity to the explosion.

In 1.12 (upcoming), beds can be dyed various colors. They also bounce the player; however, they do not bounce as high as slime blocks, and only negate some of the fall damage. In addition, the inventory model is now 3D, as are the legs in block form.


Wool must match as of 1.12 (upcoming)

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Wood Planks
Wood Planks
Wood Planks




  • It is possible to destroy a Bed while the player is sleeping by simply aiming slightly downward. After the user does, however, when they touch a 2x1 wall or ceiling it will cause damage, and walking into a corner will show suffocation. This will continue until the user goes back to sleep for the night.
  • The exploding Bed is a reference to one of the lyrics in Notorious B.I.G's song "Suicidal Thoughts".
  • During the Beta version, if one placed their Bed near a wall, a Zombie or a Skeleton would spawn beside them, however it couldn't attack the user. This glitch was removed in the Beta 1.9 pre-release 1.
  • Sleeping in a Bed with an opaque block directly above it; will result in suffocation.
  • A bed in comprised of two blocks. A single block in item form can only be obtained in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and only through mods or while in Creative Mode.
  • If the player destroys the blocks beneath the Bed, the Bed will float in the air.
  • The player can use any type of Wood and Wool to craft a Bed, but they will still get the normal Bed texture regardless of which materials are used.
  • The Sky Dimension was a planned dimension in Minecraft, and it was intended to be the opposite of the Nether. To get there, one would sleep, and there would be a chance that the user would teleport there.
  • Sleeping in a Bed with a Mob Head above it will place the player's POV inside the head.
  • Players can sleep in a Bed while it is still Daytime but only during a Thunderstorm.
  • Players can craft Beds out of any combination of Wood and Wool. There are 884,736 ways to create a Bed.
  • Minecraft 'speed-runners' use the Bed as a method to kill the Ender Dragon because of the Bed's ability to explode.
  • Sleeping in a Bed while falling will delay the fall damage until the user wakes up.
  • Whenever you place a block above a bed, shift-clicking the block then sleeping, you will sleep on the ground. It won't hurt the player. This was discovered in Minecraft 1.2.


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