When placed for use, a bed looks like a frame and platform made of wood with one end (the head) rising higher than the other (the foot). There are no visible accessories such as a mattress, sheets, covers, or pillows.
Beds take up two horizontal spaces. The space you tap on determines where the head of the bed will be. The other occupied space is determined automatically.
Normally, a bed's second space is selected to avoid existing objects (such as sold blocks, benches, or chests), but it may intersect items such as a ladder or oil lantern on the floor/ground. In the latter case, both items remain available for use.
A bed does not require open space above it, and can be placed and used in a one block high gap.
To sleep in a bed, tap on it to get the bed's menu and select the appropriate option. When the active Blockhead reaches the bed, it will, if its Energy Bar is depleted enough, lay down in it and begin sleeping. An information box will appear above it displaying the current status of its energy bar and an option button to wake up. The Blockhead will automatically awaken when its energy bar is fully restored. Once awake, it will exit the bed and take a position in front of the bed.
As a bed is made of wood, it can burn if near a campfire or if lit with an ember.