The bed can be broken with anything, but using an axe will speed up the process.
The player can use a bed by holding shift (or whatever the "right click" key is bound to) and left-clicking the bed. The player can use it as long as it in range of the player's crosshair.
Using a bed in the Overworld results in the player "sleeping", which instantly causes the time to be set to daytime. This means the player does not have to deal with the mobs that spawn because of the darkness at night. A bed does not have to be used inside of a player-built structure; it can be used in an open, natural area, making a "portable" bed useful for exploring. If a player attempts to use a bed during daytime, the player will get the message "You can only sleep at night!".
When on a bed, the player is able to jump three blocks high instead of two.
- Beds can be placed upon non-solid blocks, which can be used for aesthetic purposes.
- The blocks under a bed can be removed while leaving the bed intact, causing the bed to remain in midair. This is normal behavior since a bed is a solid block.
- Despite the bed being shorter than a normal block, it behaves as a normal block in terms of collisions.
- When the player stands on top of a bed, they will appear to be floating about a third of a block above it.