Beds offer a different type of waiting. Sleeping in a bed allows for the quick passage of time. Leveling up requires the use of beds. It is impossible to sleep in an owned bed and a brief pop up will appear; "You can't sleep in an owned bed."
- 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.