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Romantic bed created by Q

"You should be in bed."
"Jake, the only time you should be in bed is if you're sleeping, dying, or making love to a beautiful woman. I'm not tired, I'm not dying, and the truth is I'm too old for beautiful women, so I might as well be here."

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")


A Starfleet bed aboard Voyager

The Akaali apothecary Riaan separated her bed from her working place by using a curtain. (ENT: "Civilization")

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")

The Teenaxi had beds. In 2263 of the alternate reality, the leader of the Teenaxi Delegation claimed to James T. Kirk that the Fibonans wanted to see the Teenaxi murdered in their own beds. (Star Trek Beyond)

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")

Ricardo F. Delgado commented: "I also designed the Cardassian bed that appears in the pilot. I imagined how the Cardassians would probably move up through political assassination, so I designed the bed with a forcefield around it when you sleep When you walk up to it, you step on the off button, and the force field comes off." (Cinefantastique, Volume 23)

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 shapeshifter he did not use 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")

Aldeans and Augris' species used beds in the same way Humans did. (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks"; VOY: "Resistance")


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

In February, 2152, Captain Jonathan Archer was transported from his bed aboard Enterprise NX-01 back in time to April 8, 2151 by Crewman Daniels, and found himself waking up in the bed of his apartment in San Francisco. (ENT: "Shockwave")

In March, 2153, Doctor Phlox was supposed to stay in his bed for rest following his de-assimilation but was up and doing paperwork in sickbay. (ENT: "Regeneration")

In 2266, Doctor Leonard McCoy ordered geological technician Fisher to bed. (TOS: "The Enemy Within")

In 2364, Doctor 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")

That same year, when Guinan and Ro Laren were reverted to a childhood state due to a transporter accident, Guinan described Ro as someone who had jumped on beds as a child, and managed to coax her into doing so, despite Ro's protests that there had been nothing she enjoyed about childhood. (TNG: "Rascals")

In 2373, while attempting to woo Captain Kathryn Janeway, Q placed a romantic bed in her quarters, complete with satin bed sheets. Janeway, however, was not amused and ordered him to remove it. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

That same year, when Quark hosted an auction on Deep Space 9, he suggested that his nephew Nog might make a bid on something using the latinum he had stashed under his bed. Nog shushed him and he disappointedly asked if Nog really kept it under his bed. "No, of course not," countered Nog. (DS9: "In the Cards")

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