Beds offer a different type of waiting. Sleeping in a bed allows for the quick passage of time. If a bed is owned by a Character, a message appears, detailing it. Sleeping in a bed unowned by the player makes it impossible to receive the "Well Rested" active effect and is considered a Crime. This will also make it impossible to sleep in an owned bed and a brief pop up will appear. "You can't sleep in an owned bed."Leveling up requires the use of beds.
- To gain the attention of the Dark Brotherhood and thus become a member, a person must be murdered, then a bed must be slept in.
- Through a Nightmare, Darkly requires that a bed be slept in, since Henantier must be rescued from his Dreamworld and the amulet used to get there puts the wearer to sleep immediately.