Sleeping (or Sleep Mode) is a game mechanic that can be activated by players under certain circumstances.


Sleeping in a bed will gradually cause a player's vision to fade to black, followed by them regaining consciousness at dawn.


Sleeping is only possible by meeting the following criteria:

  • It must be either nighttime or during a thunderstorm in the daytime.
  • The bed can only be in the overworld.
  • There must be no hostile mobs nearby.
  • All players within the Minecraft world must also be lying in a bed, if in a multiplayer situation, in order to skip to daytime.
    • There are data packs that require only one player to sleep in a bed in order for the server to skip to the day.
  • Only one player can sleep in each bed at a time.


  • Villagers can sleep in beds as of 1.14.
  • If you try to sleep in the End or the Nether, the bed explodes. This is a reference to a line from "Suicidal Thoughts Big."
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