Types and Usage
A bed is a piece of furniture which is used as a place to sleep or relax.
There are many varieties of beds:
1. An adjustable bed is a bed that can be adjusted to a number of different positions.
2. An air bed uses an air-inflated mattress, sometimes connected to an electric air pump and having variable, firmness controls.
3. A bassinet is a bed specifically for newborns.
4. A brass bed has a frame constructed from brass.
5. A bunk bed is two or more beds one atop the other. Bunk beds are used for adults in military barracks and in some ski lodges.
6. A loft bed is similar to a bunk bed, except there is no lower bunk. This leaves space underneath for storage, other furniture, a desk etc..
7. A canopy bed is similar to a four poster bed, but the posts usually extend higher and are adorned or draped with cloth, sometimes completely enclosing the bed.
8. A curtained bed is a luxury bed with curtains.
9. A daybed is a couch that is used as a seat by day and as a bed by night. Usually it has pop up trundle which is used as bed in the night.
10. A futon is a traditional style of Japanese bed using a mattress on a wooden frame. 11. A four poster bed is a bed with four posts, one in each corner, that support a tester.
A hammock is a piece of suspended fabric or netting, used on ships and in some homes.
12. A hideaway bed, invented by Sarah E. Goode in response to the needs of apartment-dwellers, folds up into another piece of furniture, such as a shelf or desk, when not in use.
13. A hospital bed is specifically designed to facilitate convalescence, traditionally in a hospital or nursing facility, but increasingly in other settings, such as a private residence.
13. A Murphy bed or wallbed is a bed that can fold up into a wall or cabinet to save space.
14. An Ottoman bed (in the UK) is a type of storage bed in which the storage area is placed underneath the mattress base and accessed by lifting the hinged mattress frame with the help of a spring or hydraulic mechanism.
15. A platform bed is a mattress resting on a solid, flat raised surface, either free-standing or part of the structure of the room.
16. A roll-away bed is a bed whose frame folds in half and rolls in order to be more easily stored and moved.
16. A sofabed (“pull-out” or “pull-out bed”) is a folding bed that is stored inside a sofa. 17. A state bed developed in Early Modern Europe from a hieratic canopy of state.
A toddler bed is a small bed for young children.
18. A trundle bed or “truckle bed” is a bed usually stored beneath another bed during the day.
19. A vibrating bed (also known as a Magic Fingers bed) is typically a coin-operated novelty found in a vintage (c. 1960s-early 1980s) motel. For a nominal fee, the mattress vibrates for a duration of time.
20. A waterbed is a flexible plastic mattress full of water. The plastic container needs a strong frame around it.