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I'm trying to go to bed, but it's not letting me. I have a showcase in my house that is upstairs, and that showcase has a trapped Enderman in it. Everything else in my showcase is an animal. Could it be that the Enderman that is causing my bed to tell me I can't sleep?

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What is a showcase? I assume it's not the showcase mod. – John Mar 7 '13 at 13:20
@John He just means a collection of animals for display. – Sadly Not May 28 '13 at 1:23
@SadlyNot mobs would despawn once he moves away correct? – John May 28 '13 at 13:58

According to the MC wiki, a hostile mob prevents you sleeping. An enderman is considered a neutral mob unless provoked, so it should not prevent you sleeping.

In recent and current versions of Minecraft, nightmares are gone, but you cannot sleep if a hostile mob is within 8 blocks of the bed horizontally (along each axis) and 5 blocks vertically.


An Enderman (plural Endermen) is a three-block-high, humanoid, neutral mob that will turn hostile when provoked.

To answer your question, an enderman is not considered a monster. Regardless of this I tested this in the latest version of Minecraft and it did prevent me sleeping. So although it's classified wrong, it still prevents you from sleeping.

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+1 for Science! Yeah, the wiki is just wrong. By the code an Enderman is a hostile mob that just can't see the player until provoked. – SevenSidedDie Mar 7 '13 at 3:28
Really now? I'll have to take a look at the code sometime, I like playing around with those things. – MapCavalier Mar 7 '13 at 3:31
This is a straightforward way to get the decompiled code up and working. It's a tangle, but quite interesting to browse through! – SevenSidedDie Mar 7 '13 at 3:40

Yup. The enderman is classified as hostile mob to me, because it attacks if you stare at it. Do that with a spider. Same thing happens... except quicker. You should probably put the showcase somewhere else.

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But before it's stared at, it is classified as neutral. It's only once it's provoked that it becomes hostile. – Coronus Mar 9 '13 at 1:47
The code is the problem. It's set as hostile no matter what. – Raymonf Mar 11 '13 at 21:59

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