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Sometimes when I want to sleep within my house, I can't because of the "You may not sleep now, there are monsters nearby" warning. Within how many blocks does a hostile mob have to be to my bed to trigger this warning?

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You're gonna need a bigger house. ;) – gnovice Apr 24 '12 at 15:13
@gnovice Uh - my house is 5 stories high. – William Apr 24 '12 at 15:42
With my house it says the message and there's no monsters so I dig down and find a cave very close about 10 to 20 blocks away Get off my lawn, I need some shut eye mobs – Dylan the ultimate Jul 16 '13 at 9:28

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The system is much simpler since the full release — sleep is not allowed within 10 blocks of a hostile mob.

Quoted from the minecraft wiki. Hope this helps.

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10 blocks horizontally and vertically? – fredley Apr 24 '12 at 15:17
What about diagonals? – William Apr 24 '12 at 15:42
Actually, it is +/- 8 blocks sideways and +/- 5 blocks vertically. That is, a 16x16x10 box centered on the edge of the bed. – Kcats May 16 '12 at 14:45

You can build a 4x3 platform 13 blocks above the ground(for safety) and put a bed on it. I've tried it and I was able to sleep without any prompts.

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If a hostile mob is in the ten block radius you will not be allowed to sleep. same as in daytime.

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