Bed is a block (actually two blocks per bed) that has two functions: They allow the player to sleep through the night and skip to the next dawn, and they reset the player's spawn point to within a few blocks of the bed. In multiplayer, all present players in the Overworld must be in a bed for the world to skip to dawn.

If a player's bed is destroyed or the bed is surrounded by solid blocks and the player dies, a message is displayed saying "Your home bed was missing or obstructed", and the player will respawn at the original spawn point. Keeping this in mind, the player should keep their "base" near the original spawn or know how to navigate to that base from the original spawn.