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A bed was a flat, tilted, or semi-flat surface often elevated above the ground and used to sleep on. They were often pieces of furniture. One alternate variety was the hammock. (DS9: "Explorers")


Human culture

Shortly after arriving on Deep Space 9, Benjamin and Jake Sisko went to their quarters and found there were no beds. Chief Miles O'Brien told the two that a spare bunk was available from the Enterprise-D. (DS9: "Emissary")

Alien culture

Klingon beds were thought to be uncomfortable by Humans. (TNG: "Unification I")

Cardassian beds were also found to be uncomfortable to Humans, but according to Vash, sleeping in any bed, even a Cardassian one was a luxury to her, since she usually slept on the ground in tents. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I", "Q-Less")

Later that year, the Arbazan Ambassador Taxco refused to sleep one more night on a Cardassian bed, because of the staring gargoyles on the woodpoles. (DS9: "The Forsaken")

As Odo was a shape-shifter he did not used a bed, though he had liked sleeping in one when experiencing humanoid life. While sleeping, he would lose his solid state and turn to a gelatinous substance, causing him to slide onto the floor. (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow")


Beds were mostly used for getting rest, either by lying quietly or sleep.

In 2266, Dr. Leonard McCoy ordered geological technician Fisher to bed. (TOS: "The Enemy Within") In 2364, Dr. Beverly Crusher ordered Captain Jean-Luc Picard to bed after he contracted a virus brought to the USS Enterprise-D from Quazulu VIII. (TNG: "Angel One")

In 2369, Benjamin Sisko tossed and turned around his bed, shortly before waking up on the floor while trapped in the Chula game. (DS9: "Move Along Home")

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