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"In addition, if you place your bed on the ground, you can sleep in it safely as long as you do so before it gets dark enough for hostiles to spawn. If you try it after it's too dark, you will get a "nightmare"."

I'm pretty sure this is fertilizer, based on the fact that this is the only place I've ever seen it referenced- outside a forum post where someone thought this was a good idea. Either someone is a little optimistic about their idea becoming a feature, or someone decided to be creative in referring to what happens when you sleep in an improperly-secured area. Either way I think this needs changing. Anyone with me? 14:16, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

For the record: In older versions of minecraft, sleeping outside or too close to "outside" could make you wake in the middle of the night to a spawned monster. That hazard is long gone. --Mental Mouse 21:26, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

thank you noch for removing "nightmares"!!!--–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Psy94536 (talkcontribs) at 16:09, 25 May 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

(to psy) That is not the right place to put that and you didn't sign your post properly. EDIT: I forgot to sign my post! :D SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 21:52, 26 December 2013 (UTC)


You may sleep in a bed without any proper protection in the current version so long as you time it right. According to the in-game clock, night-time technically begins as soon as the bottom-most row of pixels on the sun falls beneath the horizon and the top-most row of pixels of the moon appears over the horizon. Or at least, that's what the beds think. Because you can sleep in a bed so long as there are no monsters around, if you go to bed before monsters are able to spawn you will skip straight to daytime. Notch wants us to have a decent bedtime!

Can we go ahead and change the main page to tell people about this?

Edit: Sorry, forgot! William Syler 08:46, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Well, the passage about safe outdoors beds is irrelevant then... or it may at least be introduced by a passage saying that with a good timing, no shelter is needed.
Actually I'm wondering, that may be true even with no good timing, as the game check for you if there is any mob nearby, you can just go in bed wherever whenever (during the night), and wake up with the mobs at the same place than when you went to sleep, couldn't you ?
(I'm new to this wiki and do not dare to do the change myself) 08:04, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Skin resets?[edit]

"If the player has a skin applied, sleeping will reset their skin to the default skin." Okay first off is this a player skin or texture pack? Either way i tried both and nothing happened. My skin stayed so did the texture pack. So could someone confirm this or delete the statement. Im running windows don't know what happens with other OS.

I have windows as well, and I kept my custom skin after taking a short nap. JesusChrist666 01:08, 3 March 2011 (UTC)JesusChrist

Pryotra: I can confirm this actually, as I have a custom skins saved on the minecraft site, and a custom texture pack at high res. When I load the game, I start with High res Steve, but after taking a nap, I don my custom skin and wear it until I reload the game. I have Windows 7.

When I sleep in a bed, it resets my trollface skin to Steve.

This glitch was fixed a long time ago. If it still occures, try re-downloading minecraft and run a computer scan. it could be that a mod glitch is resetting you're skin. 16:49, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Respawning players[edit]

The information regaurding the respawning of players on the bed... yeah, where did that come from? Is that just the editor's guess, or is there secret information somewhere that I'm unaware of. This is a Wiki, not a possibility hat.

Read the accompanying references and you'll find a news article that states it is so. Morder 19:03, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Now that the patch is live, can anyone confirm that it actually does change your spawn location? I died after using a bed in two different single player worlds, and I respawned at my regular spawn. Doomed fireman 08:36, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
What do you mean? The patch for respawning beds isn't out yet... –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 08:38, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Thought I read here that it was included in 1.3, probably just an old version of the page. Nevermind ;) Doomed fireman 08:45, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Can anyone confirm this works in 1.4? Doesn't seem to work for me. --Markus 07:14, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

It also won't work for me, in 1.6.4. seems to be a problem that's not fixable :P Ocelotgirl 21:17, 16 October 2013 (UTC)


Beds are really great! I like it very much :) For the first time in my minelife I wish it gets night, so I can use it :D --Darwin 18:51, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

I know i love beds, but this is the pro way to make them :D

RedWool|RedWool|WhiteWool Wood|Wood|Wood (In the bottom rows)

You mean like... THIS?:

[[Wooden Plank|[[Wooden Plank|[[Wooden Plank|
Since it dosen't matter how you make a bed without mods, there is no real pro way to make a bed and the games dosen't care either so it is a waste of your dyes. SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 21:48, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

JesusChrist666 01:36, 5 March 2011 (UTC)JesusChrist666 everytime i die it says my bed is missing/obstruucted does the conflict with mods?

(to JesusChrist666) Please make a new topic instead of adding on to another topic SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 21:48, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Possible glitch[edit]

I went to bed with spiders above my base and in the morning the spiders attacked me as if it was night time. Is this a glitch? Guybrush20X6 19:24, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Nope - if spiders are tracking you at night, they won't turn neutral in the day until they take fall damage. Odd, but not a glitch with a bed - I've had this happen to me many times in 1.2. Bigreader 19:39, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

a glitch i have bean having is setting up two beds! The spawns are random! I'll spawn here, I'll spawn there and I'll spawn.. wait where am i? Dang it! Im at my original spawnpoint! Samurottminecraftian 22:04, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

: To Samurottminecrafian: Please make a new topic instead of adding on to another one.SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 21:58, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Very great[edit]

Love this update, great for when your building and not wanting to get killed at night. Here is a quick tutorial I made about making the bed, and sleeping in it.

-–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Bob4694 (talkcontribs) at 20:23, 22 February 2011 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

This page is for discussing the Bed page, not for ads. SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 22:00, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Cant sleep when being attacked?[edit]

it needs to be more specific. is is like if u have been hurt within the last 10 seconds u cant go to bed or something like that?

I think it simply means- If your being ripped to cripe by a spider, you cant slump down and fall asleep. --Neil2250 20:59, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
That doesn't help, what is the actual criteria? Someone talked about being tracked by a spider while sleeping so it can't be that. Is it just for the half second while your camera is shaking?Samineru 00:04, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Well, since mobs wake you up if they have a path to you, you must simply wake up the moment you try to go to bed. LB 01:17, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
It seems that you are under the impression that if you were recently hurt, and you rush to your bed and right click it, you will be protected. This is not true. If you are being attacked, you can go to bed all you like. You'll just be immediately woken up and taken out of bed with no time passing. Conexion 19:15, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Maybe the spider was too close so the game didn't let you sleep in peace. SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 03:45, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Mob spawning confirmation[edit]

I build my bed in a light area of my shelter and tried to sleep. Zombies woke me up twice during the night as described in the article : near the bed with the time to turn and hit. But I hope there will not be creepers because this is a shelter intrusion and it can do high damage inside and create a hole in walls exposing the player to the night... I think Notch doesn't want us to be too lazy, or maybe it is just a nightmare simulation...Goufalite 21:25, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Got a glitched(?) Bed, spawned Zombies/Skelettons around ten times in row. Maybe theres a way to make a safe Room to sleep in? -- Asdib 22:17, 22 Feb 2011 (UTC)

I am also getting this problem. I go to sleep in a wooden shelter, completely lit up, no way for mobs to get in/spawn in here. I have had 1 zombie and 3 skeletons spawn and wake me up in two nights. The floor is made of grass, although under the bed there are planks.Hawky133 23:37, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

None of these methods fixed this: Replacing grass floor with planks
Replacing door with solid blocks
Adding more torches
Replacing the glass windows with dirt

Any fixes? Hawky133 23:44, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Try destroying your bed and moving it. Worked for me. Moonshadow101 01:32, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Try making floor out of halfblocks (slabs). Monsters shouldn't be able to spawn on themXiphiaz 03:28, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Easiest fix is to replace the floor with a material mobs can't spawn on. Glass works, and you can put some kind of display below it. Arcticwolf15 04:30, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, the formula to determine whether or not nearby mobs can reach you doesn't work properly if the bed is immediately adjacent to a wall that is only one block thick. Either move the bed, or bulk up the wall. This was always worked in my experience, though I haven't done too much testing. Moonshadow101 01:06, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Why isn't this considered a bug? Monsters spawning in a fully lit and enclosed room, just because the bed is near the wall, doesn't look like a normal behaviour. HYBRID-BEING 08:11, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Also, I have a wooden cabin with glass windows, fully enclosed no way for mobs to enter. I got woken up 4 times in a row while trying to sleep (2 zombies 2 skeletons) after which I blocked the glass windows with dirt and then proceeded to sleep fine 'till morning. Maybe it has something to do with how mobs can see through windows?Advocate777 5:16 24 February 2011 (UTC)

I've managed to fix this by building a moat (that deep ditch that goes around a castle) around the shelter, either filling with water or dry, 2 blocks deep. I actually had this bug on my second shelter, the first one was really high with no level access except at the door, which was fenced and gated. This should do the job. {{static link|Caio|Caio}}

Zombies cannot damage you[edit]

I've noticed that when I die/wakeup because of a zombie spawning in my house when I sleep, it cannot harm me unless it is jumping.
Skeletons and creepers still harm me (haven't found spiders).
Hawky133 00:09, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Yeah this is a confirmed bug as seen in the version history article. Zombies can only damage you when they're above you. Tigernose 00:19, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Woah woah woah, wait a minute! CREEPERS?!? You've been woken up by CREEPERS in the night?!? PLEASE tell me that's not what you mean!!!!Wandergirl108 06:41, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

(to Wandergirl108) Please do not do that in talk pages. SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 03:47, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

When walked on, beds make a sound like stone, suggesting that they are uncomfortable.[edit]

To whoever wrote this: "You sir are a genius!". I seriously laughed pretty hard after reading that. Lucasmccoy 05:58, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Heh, thanks. However I was wrong, they actually make the sound of the block below them. I just happened to place every one of my beds on stone... so, if you want a comfy bed, place it on wool ;) LB 20:38, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Actually, I was right originally, I just tested the "When walked on, beds make a footstep sound similar to the block below [...]" statement and it is completely false. Beds Always make a sound like stone, no matter what. LB 01:39, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Do all aspects of time pass?[edit]

After sleep, is time sped up for growth? For example, do saplings become trees and does grass spread as though an entire night has passed? I've done a little testing and it seems like no time actually passed as far as grass growth is concerned. Mirth23 06:03, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

I put 8 sand with charcoal in the furnace at dusk, fussed arond for a few seconds then went to bed. At dawn, the furnace still had 5 sand blocks to convert, suggesting that over-time processes do not occur whilst in bed. --Kris159 19:01, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
I don`t think it passes in the game,i went to sleep after looking at this sheep, and when i woke up the sheep was still in the same place, so judging on that i don`t think it does. (UTC)

What is this entry?[edit]

This was added to the trivia but does not have a bullet and is not part of the rest of the list.

This method is similar to the technique used when creating half doors.

I think it may be referencing the trivia entry about making half beds, but it seems to have been moved out of place.

--NipplesOfTheFuture 11:09, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Has the same thing happened to anybody else?[edit]

When I craft the beds, nothing shows up where the bed should be when crafting it, though when I hold the mouse over the place the bed should have appeared, it says "Bed". So after that I have an invisible bed in my inventory, and when i place it it doesn't look like it would normally do but it's just one white half block and one gray (should be red) half block, not even any wood underneath.

And also I get waken up by a mob every time I try to sleep. -TheRealFake19

Do you use a texture pack? becuase they are not up to date with the bed ofc. You could also try to remove the .minecraft folder in appdata then running the client again. (this will remove your saves)Taurentius 13:43, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

I had to force update to get it to work. Broseidon 04:28, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Nonsensical trivia note[edit]

Fresh from the trivia sectionnnnn:

"Also you can not get in beds from the foot in bed, the result is the you can not get in bed during day message."

Wait, what?

Assuming they meant:

"Attempting to enter a bed from the foot will result in a message saying "You can only sleep at night"."

UncleNinja 15:55, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

No, I tried it and that's bull. I'm removing it from the article. UncleNinja 20:52, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Can be used as a secret door[edit]

If you place the bed in a corner with nothing on the other side of the wall, you will wake up on the other side of the wall. This can be used as a secret door.

In case that explanation was enough, here's a video on how it works: Carterv 01:26, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Someone in my bed???[edit]

Hi i have a bed in my lookout tower and i am playing on single player free build (not survival) and when i go to sleep in my bed i keep getting the message "Someone is occupying the bed" :O i got scared because there is no one in the bed :/ so i don't what to do! Robjon70 15:11, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

It was Herobrine hiding under the covers. Next time it happens dump lava on the bed, that'll show him. Frjam 19:21, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Try destroying it and putting it back. UncleNinja 20:15, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

You can sleep in a bed surrounded by blocks.[edit]

If a bed is surrounded with blocks in SSP, you can still get in it by right-clicking on the pillow while sneaking on top of the bed. I've done it many times with different beds at different depths/heights. I didn't notice anyone else mention this, and the bed article indicated that you cannot sleep in a bed that has blocks adjacent to it on all sides, so I thought I'd mention this.

Hydraxan14 05:41, 1 March 2011 (UTC)Hydraxan14


Anyone else think this section in the article is way too long? JesusChrist666 00:50, 4 March 2011 (UTC)JesusChrist666

What do you mean by the notes section? SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 04:40, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Blue Beds?[edit]


Hi, I happened to be crafting a bed when a blue bed showed up. I don't know if it's my texture pack because it has no info regarding beds. This is odd because all of the other beds I made were red, even with that texture pack. I also Have a picture of the bed placed if anyone wants to see. Any thoughts? --Record307 05:21, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

It's the texture pack. There are only red beds. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 09:17, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

bizzare. they is very JUST red beds. --Crazy4music 6:48 PM, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

sorry, I don't want to sound crazy, but what is the texture pack? --Cr@zy4mus1c 23:29, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Don't worry, it's def the texture pack. For example, sometimes there are like 3 different mob textures for a zombie. When I spawn one, there is a 1 of 3 chance it is the normal but HD texture zombie, bloody zombie, or the zombie showing ribs. Just like your bed situation. 17:32, 10 August 2013 (UTC) anonymous

No, the Vanilla Texture Pack/Resource Pack has never allowed for random texture variations. This is something added by MCPatcher and other texture packs. LB(T|C) 23:29, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Waking up on slab floors?[edit]

I have a floor made of half-height slabs around a bed and it appears the game will put me on top of the bed when I awake, even to the point of sticking my head into the solid ceiling, rather than put me on the slab floor. I suspect this is related to mobs not spawning on slabs. Wondering if anyone else can confirm the issue? --JellyfishGreen 14:07, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

I've had the same experience with beds built into a glass dome on SMP (don't ask). ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:50, 14 March 2011 (UTC)


P.S.: it dosen't work with minecraft 1.2_02

--Crazy4music 6:54 PM,18 March 2011 (UTC)

Well, no, beds were added in 1.3. ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 23:18, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I saw that because the texture pack, the bed was invisible (in your inventory and when crafted). --Cr@zy4mus1c 21:14, 3 April 2011 (UTC)


I think there is a glitch in smp with bunks


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the W for wood and bd for bed

when you sleep and wake up you suffocate –Preceding unsigned comment was added by King llama (talkcontribs) at 20:59, 31 March 2011 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Well, yes, because that top bunk only has 1 block of headroom. When you wake up, who knows where you'll be teleported to? LB 03:54, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

What do you mean teleported? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 10:59, 12 May 2012 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

He means wherever you get placed after sleeping in a bed. SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 04:39, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Respawn at Bed?[edit]

Okay, after 1.4 I thought Beds were suppouse to be your new spawn point (when slept in) but for some reason when I sleep in my bed in my house I still respawn at my spawn. What gives?

I've had the same issue, and have seen multiple reports of similar issues. I've heard rumors (completely unconfirmed) that due to negative reaction, to the idea of using beds to set spawn points, that Notch decided not to include that feature to beds. Given the circumstances, I'm inclined to believe that the rumors are true, and that the person who updated this information on beds in 1.4 didn't bother verifying it personally. --Grey Acumen 15:32, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Same as the users above, can't respawn on beds I've slept. Tried, several times already on several 1.4 generated worlds, 1.3 saved worlds, but doesn't work. --Pochi33 16:22, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

In SMP at least it seems to work as long as you click Leave Bed before you fall asleep. Haven't tested in single player. Got the idea from this forum post and tested to confirm. I have added this under the Multiplayer section. --Minenutt 21:49, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

I've removed the info from notes until someone can prove that the new spawning actually works. Oh, and about those rumors, why would Notch remove a feature and then include it in the update log? --Da Mad Dok 23:27, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

The bed spawn glitch got fixed (v1.4_01). Now it works 100% (tested on 3 different worlds, 3 times each). I'll upload proof of it soon --Pochi33 17:08, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

And now that bug is back (1.2.5 prerelease). I slept in a bed, then the next day I died (creeper) 150 blocks away. Then I respawned in my original spawn, not the one my bed made. 19:20, 8 April 2012 (UTC)SilverStarlight

Spawn on west side of bed[edit]

I'm pretty sure you will always spawn on the west side of it... this happens on 3 different worlds. one i spawn at the foot of the bed(facing west) another the right side (facing west) and the left side (also west). if that part is blocked you wont spawn there at all.... Plz confirm?Silverfox6000 05:36, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Bah Nvm...made another world and i spawned on the north side that time. anyway to control that?--Silverfox6000 20:59, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

respawn in the nether[edit]

it apears that you can't set your respawn point to the nether by using a bed it wil say that the respan point is obstructed or inacesible thereby preventing you from spawnig in the nether (grievous1789 16/04/2011)

...Seriously? Beds automatically become obstructed when used in the Nether due to the fact that the Nether do not have a day/night cycle. 19:21, 8 April 2012 (UTC)SilverStarlight

Edit: beds blow up in the nether

Some beds are no longer safe[edit]

Beds that have been safe to sleep in for me are suddenly unsafe in the Beta 1.5 update. It seems to have occurred near diagonal walls and rooms attached to a long staircase that leads down to a dark cave. I've used these beds countless times so it can't just be chance that a mob never spawned next to my bed before Beta 1.5... WillWill56 02:57, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Can anyone else confirm that since Beta 1.5 it's significantly harder to prevent mobs from spawning next to your bed when you try to sleep? Try opening up one of your older saves and see if any beds that used to be safe now spawn mobs upon entering them. Appears to occur in more extravagant houses. WillWill56 13:36, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Yes, this has happened to me too. I just moved my bed to a safer room. :P --Zkyo 13:49, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
I can confirm this bug, plus I have a solution. Since 1.5 a door is only safe when it is on the same level as the surrounding outside area. At least 4 blocks each direction from the door, the ground level has to be identical to the ground level the door is on. References: --Let_Me_Be 12:49, 22 April 2011 (CEST)
Happening to me, as well. I wonder if this is a glitch or intentional?
EDIT: Shouldn't the page be updated to reflect this new behavior? --Technoman7 15:50, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
I tried and was immediately deleted. The problem is that some beds still work. 2 of my 6 houses still work correctly. No mobs spawn no matter where I place the bed. Some of the four houses spawn mobs no matter where I place the bed in one of the them placing bed on the second floor seems to have helped. Unfortunately I also discovered that fixing the ground level is not enough :-/ There seems to be some talk about blocking the doors with blocks before going to sleep. I haven't tried this yet, but according to others, it helps. --Let_Me_Be 11:05, 1 May 2011 (CEST)


If it's raining at night and you go to bed, does it set the time forward when considering the weather? I went to bed when it was raining and it stopped when I got up. --JonTheMon 01:52, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Sleeping in a bed doesn't advance the game clock (meaning events that depend on the game clock, such as smelting/cooking or plant growth, don't progress while sleeping), but weather may not use the game clock (I don't know)... It's possible sleeping resets whatever mechanism the weather does use, if that is the case (and, if not, you may just have managed to sleep at the exact time the rain was stopping). ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 02:36, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
Sleeping will just reset the weather so it turns off when you wake up, no matter how long it's been on. For example, it has just started snowing a few minutes before the time you would wake up, I then went to bed and woke up a few in-game minutes later with the snow fading out. –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 03:33, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Respawn location when bed obstructed[edit]

Currently the "Behavior" section of the "Bed" page states:

However, if the bed is removed or there isn't a 1x2x1 empty space next to the bed, the message "Your home bed was missing or obstructed." will display and the spawn point will be reset to the default.

In my repeated experiences of receiving this message I have always spawned in the middle of no where. Usually this location is not far (~100-300m) from my last spawn point / obstructed bed. Today I actually spawned over water and far enough away from my spawn that I could not recognize anything within view (far).

—ShinyPixels 19:32, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

The same happened to me. I don't seem to recall spawning over water, so I'm going to say that it spawns me in a random location. Is there any possible way to find a house I've made without scouring the world on foot? IDENTITY 22:19, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

or do the house still exist at all? Would this bug cause the map to generate again? IDENTITY 22:44, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Try a map generating program like Topographer, then build a distinctive structure out of wood or dirt to find where you are on the map in relation to your houses and stuff. This is the only reason I was able to find my way back after this ridiculous glitch spawned me in a place I'd never been before, miles away.--Paraknight28 19:40, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

RAAAAGE(Mobs while sleeping)[edit]

If your bed is directly in the corner, a mob could likely spawn right beside you (Happens, just be prepared, lighting does not affect anything). (NOTE: Take a sword and food to bed!)

So I read all the details on how a mob is able to get to your bed, and let me explain the scenario I encountered TWICE, that's right TWICE in one night on my map.
I have a bed, well, a double bed, two beds side by side, keeps things symmetrical. They are located on a floor composed of Obsidian and glass, with lava underneath the glass parts. Below that is solid stone. Above is a wood ceiling, above the ceiling is solid stone. Around the walls is solid stone. I have two wood doors. The room is illuminated fully by the lava, to the point where absolutely nothing should be able to spawn, just for safety I put a torch on either side of the room, to make sure the light level is consistent throughout the room. I went to bed, and woke up to a goddamn zombie. I killed it, went back to sleep, and woke up AGAIN to ANOTHER goddamn zombie. If these had been creepers, they could've shattered the glass and knocked me into the lava, not to mention totally wreck up the walls and ceiling.
How the hell are these things getting in my room? I've been frustrated with Minecraft before, but not as bad as this bullshit.--Gerroh 06:18, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

If it matters, the room's size is 6x7x5.--Gerroh 06:19, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Light up the outside walls of your house. Put your bed in the middle of the room, not on the wall (or make a double layered wall). Also don't make a floor made of partially glass. --Rocĸetor talk 06:21, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Another idea is to place your bed in the "air" : The bed must be 3 blocks above the floor and have 2 blocks above itself to prevent suffocation when waking up. Calinou - talk × contribs » 06:57, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

As stated, the bed is in the middle to keep symmetry, as centered to the room as you can get with a 6x7 rectangle. There's nowhere for the zombie to spawn within the bed's 2 block radius. What's the issue with glass? Below the glass is lava, a zombie shouldn't be able to spawn in lava(Light level too high, and instantly lethal).--Gerroh 17:18, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
I just tried sleeping again, after placing a ridiculous amount of torches everywhere. I still got attacked by a zombie in my sleep. Here's a screenshot of the room immediately after killing the zombie. I made a mistake with the dimensions, it's 6x7x4, shouldn't matter though. --Gerroh 17:29, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Do your doors have pressure plates on them? Zombies can get through there. If not, try sealing up the doorspace with stone or dirt for 1 night and see what happens --Rocĸetor talk 20:43, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

The same thing happened to me! I was sleeping in my house with the doors closed when a skeleton woke me up and shot me with his arrows until I died. Luckily, I had built my house surrounding my spawn point, and I slept in my bed before, so I ended up back in my home when I respawned. Quickly, I pressed the Esc button on my keyboard then went to options and set the game to peaceful. Then I went back to sleep until sunrise. Ilovekittens 23:57, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

The problem is the double door. Direct from the page: "If you use your bed, and have a door with a right hinge (as viewed from the outside), monsters can still get to you and wake you up, as though no door was present." TurtleMiner 03:23, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
I have a double door and my bed works fine. There must be something else to it (door on a different level?). –User:Ultradude25 (User:Ultradude25/t|User:Ultradude25/c) at 03:39, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
First thing to do is breath in and breath out, Although some bits of this game can be frustrating keep in mind it's still not a final product .. bugs happen, whether you like it or not. so there is no point in getting aggravated over anything ;) .. Now you can solve it, well .. likely :)
first can I ask you to test a few things? First. it may be the actual bed being buggy. could you remove both beds and put them in storage for a second, then create a fresh bed and put it down on the exact spot?
If that doesn't solve it. I don't think it's the double door just because they are double, but it may be that your doors are the "wrong way". could you see what happens if you flip them around (build doors from outside your building facing toward the building). what happens if you just have 1 door.. and bonus question what happens if you have no doors, just box yourself in.
If it still occurs even if you have no door, it could be a entrance to another room/mineshaft that's basically ruining it, but I might have overlooked that in your description, or you forgot about it as well.
if after all that you still have it, please let us know and add some pictures. maybe there is something else causing it :) Diamond Pickaxe JE3 BE3.png Lalophobia Cake JE2.png | 20:43, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
It is double doors itself. Single doors regardless of hinge position does not have mob spawning next to bed. however double doors will. double doors with same hinge (both R or L hinge) does not seem to have mob spawning next to bed.--Teoh 04:41, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

I have the same problem, only my door is a single door, my bed is against the wall, next to a crafting table, and I have dirt walls. My room is completely covered with light from torches in the corners, and the area outside my house is completely lit up too, i have a roof access, but it has ladders, and is completely lit up also, i dont see how a zombie could spawn AT ALL ON MY MOUNTAIN, ESPECIALLY IN MY HOUSE. help please. <----- by Triking66 @ 10-18-2011 06:00

Pun fun.[edit]

I was reading the "known bugs" page when i found that it had a link titled "bed#bugs". So, even in Minecraft you can't escape the bed bugs. :) --Prisma90 14:53, 23 May 2011 (UTC)Prisma90

Except that Minecraft's bedbugs usually take the form of hostile mobs. =D ダイノガイ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:16, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Beds in the nether[edit]

It seems like the damage that is done by exploding beds has been increased in 1.6.6. I was using them to quickly get huge amounts of netherrack in 1.6.5, then updated to 1.6.6 and when I tried to do that I was blown apart. :( Timberdoodle 18:43, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

WHat the hell?[edit]

The bug where you hurt yourself while in the bed if you break it, it goes further. If I try to walk around, it sometimes hurts me and if I walk into an OPEN door, I start to temporarily suffocate?!!!!! THat is until I place the bed again and sleep again.... AetherX 22:23, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Noclip mode.[edit]

If you get on your bed and destroy the bed mid way through sleep phase (when light starts to dim), it wakes you up and puts you into a "noclip" mode where you can walk through walls. However, if you try to walk through walls, you start to suffocate. So basically, "noclip" is useless. -- Minecraftnovice 7:28pm 7/19/2011

Mobs spawning, what's the chances[edit]

What is the actual chance of a mob spawning around my bed when I sleep in an unsafe area? I ask this because I know it not to be 100% chance as I sleep 5-6 times in a row outside without mobs spawning around me. And if I was to try to mob harvest using a bed, how would I maximise the chance of a mob spawning around me when I sleep? J N Cressey 22:35, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Not sure, but the proximity of mobs to the bed seems to effect the chances you'll be disrupted. I have a bed about 8 blocks underground 3/4 surrounded by solid rock/dirt, and the rest open and lit. I have had 20+ days up uninterrupted sleep, I typically go to bed pretty close to sun-down. But on a night I was dinking around I think a couple mobs got close to my 'bunker' and was woken up by a skeleton. I dispatched it and went to sleep without problem.


In my experience, the bed needs to be at least 2 blocks away from other blocks(not counting the ground). Is this true?

no, i can place my bed in corners.

Article Missing Information[edit]

I have noticed that nowhere in this article is it explicitly stated that you can be woken up by monsters at night if your bed is placed in an unsafe location, or any explanation of what the requirements are for a "safe" bed. This should definitely be added to the page. --Technoman7 20:48, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

changing location[edit]

if you move your bed, be sure to sleep in it before you go anywhere. If you don't you will spawn at your origional spawn point with the message "your bed was missing/obstructed".

You should put that into the wiki page not in the talk page. SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 04:38, 27 December 2013 (UTC)


well, in 1.9 pre 6 or RC2, no more mobs spawning and waking you up. Instead, you just can't sleep. As they are development versions, I'm not sure if the bad article (that reports the old behavior) is outdated or not.

possible bed glitch[edit]

i used a bed on accident so i broke it and when i passed through a torch i started to suffocate is this a glitch?

It has happened to me. Make sure there's a clear space that's actually air. hotdogPi--t--c 17:07, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Died in My Sleep[edit]

Since it was night in the Overworld,I decided not to take my chances with a mob and went to sleep at my house. When I did, my character woke up to what looked like a guy stabbing me. I'm not sure if it actually was an arm hitting me or not, but that's not important. How can I prevent this?

PS: My bed is in the corner of my house, which is made out of cobblestone and sand, and it has a dirt floor. --Orcaman4 20:00, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Monsters came to your house when you woke up, or you woke up inside a block (suffocation). Calinou - talk × contribs » 20:08, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

But how do I prevent it? --Orcaman4 20:14, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Follow the advice given in the article. Place your bed at least 1 block away from any walls. - Asterick6 09:11, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

SMP, beds don't change spawnpoint? (1.1)[edit]

Am using bukkit for modding stuff, and we do have a /setspawn and /sethome command, but I wanted to disable this for a more "vanilla" experience. When users die, they still respawn at the server spawn point, regardless of whether they slept through the night or got out of the bed.

Is this a known bug? A conflict, perhaps? Version 1.1 is being used.

We don't provide support for mods (even server mods) here on the wiki; you'd be better off asking on the forums or on IRC. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 04:25, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

SMP question[edit]

If you go to bed on a multiplayer server and other people are on the server, what happens? Noob, question, but I don't have the game yet :) My point being is that do you not wake up until it reaches the appropriate time, can other players see you sleeping, or what? Guest EDIT: Holy crap, it was right there on the page! I'm dumb :)

Multicolour beds!?[edit]

So beds are like this:

W=wool X=wood


But you could do like this:

Y=yellow wool


That should make a yellow bed. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk|Contribs) 07:23, 3 June 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

That would be nice. It's also never going to happen in vanilla Minecraft. To understand why, here's what would have to be done to implement it in a mod:
First, all four bits of the data value are used for the orientation of the bed and whether or not it's occupied. Every color of bed would need to have its own block ID. With Anvil, this can be done, but it's cumbersome.
Second, the normal red bed uses six slots in terrain.png . The head end has no color, so it could be re-used, but you'd still need 75 more textures, which there simply isn't room for. One approach would be to make terrain.png larger, but that requires non-trivial editing of all the code that uses it. Another approach is to dynamically generate the appropriately-colored textures in code, similar to fire or portals. (A simple tinting as done with plants in various biomes wouldn't work, as only parts of the texture change color.) Possible, but not easy; you'd need a skilled programmer to make this work.
In short, Mojang has better things to spend their time on than something that is both difficult and superficial. -- Orthotope 08:25, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

I think it could be a feature added soon. I don't know much about the coding for grass blocks, but from what I recall they are grey in the .png and they receive their color by what biome the block is in. Maybe Mojang could duplicate the same basic principle behind the color changes for grass, reeds, leaves and foliage for a bed. Placing a bed on-top of your favorite color of wool? 04:39, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it is trivial, and it only affects the why not get a client mod for it? LB(T|C) 08:36, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Spawning above bed locaiton.[edit]

On an SMP server, I slept in a bed to set it as my spawn point, but when I die, I spawn several blocks ABOVE (and outside my base) where the bed is actually at. This is annoying as my base is in a pretty hard to reach place from the outside.

Make sure either of the two is fulfilled: 1: there is at least one *normal* unoccupied block next to one side of the bed (rock/stone/dirt, not slabs, not foliage, not stairs, no redstone/ladders/torches or other weirdnesses), with room (2 blocks of air above) for you to spawn/wake up. 2: there are at least two blocks of air above the bed (the chamber is 3 blocks tall where the bed is). While (1) is sufficient not to die when waking up, (2) is necessary to set a new spawn point. 10:58, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

i'm having a similar issue. When i once woke up i was outside my house. My spawnpoint was the same place outside my house too! Samurottminecraftian 22:12, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

new beds[edit]

who else wishes there were different types of beds, like putting two beds in a crafting table makes a bunk-bed, use leather and wool to make a sleeping bag, use leather/wool and string you can make a hammock, use different colored wool to make different colored beds? (i don't have an account so just call me zelptheking) 23:46, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Feature requests don't belong here. hotdogPi--t--c 17:07, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Bed Spawner[edit]

I somehow glitched my bed when i was sleeping in a NPC Village and I destroyed my bed but it stayed there and i picked up a bed. I have only tried this in 1.2.5 but it would probably work in earlier versions too. :)

Redstone around the bed[edit]

I just threw down a bed in the middle of a redstone creation of mine, and as a result my bed was surrounded by redstone wire. When I tried to sleep, I ended up suffocating in a wall on the other side of the redstone(it was wall, wire, bed, wire, wall in every direction. Instead of spawning near the bed, I ended up back at the original spawn. The "Home bed was missing or obstructed." message came up. If anyone wants to test this and confirm/figure out exactly what factors led to me spawning 2blocks away, go ahead. I put it under bugs, as it looked like the right spot, but feel free to move it if necessary. Pryotra 18:08, 7 August 2012 (UTC)Pryotra

The crafting recipe[edit]


People sometimes vandalize the page. hotdogPi--t--c 17:07, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Cleaning up, but unsure of some points.[edit]

I'm trying to clean up the article, but there are some points I'm not sure of:

  • Which message does show if a bed is underwater, or otherwise blocked? The original page was somewhat contradictory.
  • Can beds still not be placed on leaves?
  • If a bed is missing or blocked, when you die, is the spawn point permanently reset, or do you just spawn at the original spawnpoint that time? For that matter, I could swear I once woke in a previously-used bed....

Also, there's a lot of bugs listed, and I have no idea which ones are still valid. If anyone does recognize a bug that's no longer current, please remove it.

Nighty night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite. :-) --Mental Mouse 02:20, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

When your last bed is obstructed you respawn at the original spawn point regardless of how many beds are still around that you slept in previously. Even if you obstruct the bed for a second when you're alive then remove the obstruction you still will spawn at the original spawnpoint. --Moxxy 02:30, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
Weird. I've decided to comment out the entire buglist, and am tempted to do the same to Trivia. Can someone test the redstone bug reported above (August 2012)? Unfortunately, in my current game I'm waytheheck away from my original spawn, so I don't dare test bugs or trivia on beds. --Mental Mouse 14:49, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

"You are too troubled to rest" in creative mode[edit]

When clicking on a bed in creative mode in version 1.4.2 I get the message "You are too troubled to rest"

Was this on halloween?that might be the problem.Your character may be troubled because of the new monster armor feature and it being halloween. 00:34, 2 December 2012 (UTC)Zsgt123

A quick Google search makes me suspicious that you probably had the BTW mod installed at the time, causing the issue. 03:30, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Monsters Spawning While you sleep called nightmares?Nope.Read this and learn about a possible "Nightmare" glitch[edit]

(Not any more to me for some reason)Occasionally when you sleep it looks as if you are falling through the void with F1 on (Except the leave bed button) and when you use the Leave Bed button and get back in bed it's the same;the next night it's doesn't do this (On rare occasion it will happen twice in a row). So Notch/Jeb tell me if this is a feature or a glitch or what.

Respawning Mechanics[edit]

I couldn't find anywhere in the article where respawning mechanics were addressed. I'm not talking about the radius around a player's spawn point in which there must be a bed, I'm talking about what resets the player's spawn point and what doesn't (and the fact that the bed doesn't store the fact that it is your spawn point). I made a video about it, too. I just want to know the best way to explain it; that way it actually works is that clicking Leave Bed or sleeping through the night successfully will add information to the player data that consists only of the X, Y, and Z coordinates of the bed. If the player is ejected from the bed for some other reason than successful sleep or clicking Leave Bed, this data is not added or changed. When a player dies and is on the death screen, only clicking the "Respawn" button will trigger respawning mechanics. Once the respawn button has been pressed, Minecraft searches for a bed at the saved XYZ coordinates. If it finds a bed there, that is where the player respawns. Otherwise, it removes this XYZ coordinate data and the player respawns at the world spawn. Therefore the bed only needs to exist at the XYZ coordinates when the player clicks the respawn button - in all other cases, it makes no difference whether there is a bed there or not.

I'd like this to be incorporated into the article somehow, but I don't know how technical it should be or how it should be worded. LB(T|C) 22:27, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Cleaned up the trivia[edit]

I just cleaned up the trivia. Can I remove the messagebox? - Creepers explode, don'tcha know? 15:48, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Can one weaponize the beds in Nether?[edit]

Can you detonate a bed in Nether without taking damage yourself, or at least taking only minor damage? 09:45, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Maybe, but that's a big explosion... It would probably help to have really good armor, and some blast shelter too. The blast is stronger than TNT, so cobblestone will only give partial protection. --Mental Mouse 12:18, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
I've been exploding beds in the nether in creative (testing hidden lava in 1.5), and I have always been knocked back. hotdogPi--t--c 17:07, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Bed glitch[edit]

In PE, I slept in a glass house, then I place a bed on a solid block, Then deleted the solid block. After that, I placed the glass below the bed. This is what happened.


I suffocated and I went in a cave then I jumped and I suffocated in a cave because I jumped with a space of 2 blocks tall. Minecraftaddict154 10:24, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Is your house right below an overhang or a lot of stone? If so, the game might' ve spawned you in gravel. SchobbishBot3000 (talk) 04:37, 27 December 2013 (UTC)


I tried to go to place my bed after finishing my house. I went upstairs (5 blocks and a slab high) and went to a place to place the bed. But, it would not let me. HOW TO PREVENT PLEASE? :(... 1.5.2

Im a new user named NightFury11, by the way. New, don't know much. 15:40, 15 May 2013 (UTC)NightFury1186.5.214.126 15:40, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

You cannot place the bed on the half slabs, but you can place it on whole blocks and then replace the whole blocks with half slabs afterwards. LB(T|C) 21:29, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Infinite Sleep Glitch[edit]

It seems when I decided to go find a Stronghold it was becoming night. I went to sleep and never woke back up or acctually slept either. It stays the same, i've left MC on for about 5-15 minitues, even longer. If I press "leave bed" it throws me back into it.Is it cuz my nether portal? Or what? HELP ME!!! 15:33, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Destroying other players Beds in multplayer[edit]

Hello. I've been hosting a multiplayer server on the XBOX edition and like to leave the server running for longs periods while I'm away so others can come and go. There's this one user who is a bit mischievous who I don't exactly trust. I don't want to ban him, but I want him to respawn at the default location where I've set up a little prison cell next time he joins. That way I don't have to worry about him causing trouble while I'm away and he only gets out if I let him out. I tried to destroy what I thought was his bed but it did not seem to work an d he spawned in that same area when he joined. What did I do wrong? Or did I maybe get the wrong bed? Is the only way to reset his point point by actually killing him after destroying the bed? BTW, I mention again that I'm on the XBOX edition. Thanks!

I'm pretty sure that joining a server doesn't execute the respawn code, it just logs you in where you logged out. You **would** have to kill him to reset his spawn, just be aware that the game doesn't reset his spawn until he clicks the respawn button - if you kill him and place his bed back, then he clicks respawn, he will still spawn back at his bed. LB(T|C) 04:57, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Bed Mechanics have changed slightly (teleportation)[edit]

I don't know when it changed, but in 1.6.2 if the only valid spawning space has transparent blocks in it besides air, when you respawn you will be teleported to the lowest 2-air-block area above the bed, but not below. I made a video showing this effect after YouTube LPer Etho showed a video on it. LB(T|C) 21:33, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

MALWARE reported by Avast[edit]

Avast antivirus reported a Malware Script located with-in the wikipage Here is a link to the report. Malware report

I believe the script reported may be one of the ads due to the fact that it did not detect on entry to the page.

Tick time[edit]

As I've established previously, [t]he exact tick time span during which a bed may be used at night is between 12541 and 23458, inclusive. However, I've been unable to check exactly what time in the morning a bed deposits you at after use, as it's nigh impossible to immediately toggle doDaylightCycle after using one, and obviously if you have that rule false beforehand you don't move to the morning at all. That said, the quickest I've managed to toggle it after waking gave me a tick time of about 50. That figure is based on my own clock texture (for which I know the exact tick times for each frame) and the fact that I had to add about 950 ticks to get it to advance from 6am to 7am. This implies that the bed sets the time to 0. Which would be logical. Can anyone confirm this more rigorously? -- Sorceror Nobody (talk) 14:17, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

You can test this more accurately using a BUD switch. Beds provide a blockupdate when a player leaves a bed, if you hook the bud up to a commandblock that toggles doDaylightCycle you can measure it more precisely. --MinecraftChrizz (talk) 14:24, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Nevermind what I just said, beds don't provide block updates anymore. MinecraftChrizz (talk) 14:38, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Checked the code, and yes, the time is set to 0 (within the 24,000-tick daily cycle). Technically, it rounds up to the next multpile of 24,000 to avoid breaking weather and anything else that counts entire days. -- Orthotopetalk 17:07, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Is there anyway to change the range of this tick span for beds? Just curious... 21:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

LOL Bed Graphical Bug[edit]

In 1.7.2, there is this funny bug on a bed. LOL


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