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Beds are a necessary component of creating a successful settlement in Fallout 4.


In order to accommodate settlers, each settlement needs to have a number of beds that is equal or greater than the number of current inhabitants; too few beds will cause happiness to drop. Beds should be placed in a sheltered location, i.e. with a floor beneath and with a roof over one's head.

Note that human companions count towards the bed requirements, both those assigned to the settlement as well as those traveling with the player when the player visits. Assigned companions will increase the settlement population counter by one, but those traveling with the player will not. For this reason, it is good to have one additional bed than the number of settlers to avoid a happiness hit when visiting.

As with beds in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, sleeping in an owned or rented bed will grant a 10% bonus to all experience earned via the Well Rested perk.

Survival difficulty

On Survival difficulty, different kinds of beds only allow one to sleep for a certain amount of time: sleeping bags can be slept in for one hour, mattresses can be slept in for five hours, and a proper bed can be slept in without limit. Additionally, sleeping bags do not provide the Well Rested bonus.[1] This has no bearing on settlers, but are an important part of the Sole Survivor's survival when they stop in town. Beds in settlements are also much cleaner and safer than beds found in the wasteland, conferring no chance of contracting a disease.


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List of available beds

Image Name Resource costs Effect Editor ID Form ID
Bed (metal clean) Steel x4
Cloth x5
Good for one inhabitant. Grants resting bonus. Available in four flavors. 00000000
Mattress Cloth x6 Good for one inhabitant. Grants resting bonus. 0005a0ce
Sleeping bag Cloth x3 Good for one inhabitant. Grants resting bonus. 00000000
Bed (metal dirty) 001340d3
Bed (hospital bed) 0023c9c5
Bed (military cot) 0023c9c4
Bed (vault bed) 00118f4b
Bed (New vault bed)
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  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "In Survival, the type of bed you're sleeping in determines the length of time you're able to stay asleep. A sleeping bag will save your game and may save your life, but it'll never give you a full night's rest and the benefits that come with it."