BetterSleeping [1.12- 1.16] 3.0.4

Makes sleeping in multiplayer useful and fun!

  1. vallas
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.12
    • 1.13
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    Source Code:
    Languages Supported:
    Author's note: BetterSleeping v3 for Minecraft 1.12 is available on the GitHub releases page. Look for the jar called BetterSleeping-1.12.jar. Downloads on Spigot are strictly 1.13+.

    is a Spigot plugin that guarantees a better sleeping experience for Spigot servers! It aims to improve sleeping in multiplayer by only having a certain percentage of players sleep. BetterSleeping strives to be the best sleeping plugin out there by providing great support, offering the most features and great customizability.

    BetterSleeping is well documented and easy to configure. Take a look at the wiki. If this wiki does not satisfy your admin needs, feel free to join the BetterSleeping Discord server (or our general BetterPlugins Discord server) to get help or submit a suggestion. You can contact me however you want: In a GitHub issue, discussion section or through a PM on the forum. However, I am most active on Discord.

    This is the free version of BetterSleeping. The premium version was released to make sure I can keep putting my time in this awesome project. All core features will always be a part of the free version!

    Outdated but awesome showcase (v2, before the complete rewrite)

    Customizability is the most important feature. Check the wiki to see all options and commands.

    Interested in a customisable prefix and/or command GUIs? Check out BetterSleeping Premium! The free version now uses a shortened prefix by default: [BS].

    Shared features:
    • Set a percentage of minimum players in a world that need to sleep. Or set a static number that will always be the same.
    • Time goes by faster when enough players are sleeping or time is set to day after a delay when enough players sleep. It's totally up to you.
      • The speedup of time is customisable and includes a base speedup, extra speedup per extra sleeping player and max speedup.
      • The delay players need to stay in bed before the time is set, can be customised.
      • Read more about these options on the wiki!
    • Multiple languages are supported for most messages. This includes English, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. It is also possible to use a custom lang file!
    • Disable worlds where you don't want BetterSleeping to work
    • There is singular/plural support built into the language system!
    • Missing options can be automatically added to config files. This happens when you delete an existing option or new features are added in an update.
    • Disable any BetterSleeping message you don't need!
    • Reload BetterSleeping configuration without having to restart/reload your server with /bs reload
    • Phantoms can be entirely disabled!
    • Give buffs (potion effects) to players that slept! Also non-sleepers can get potion effects (referred to as debuffs).
    • Bypass permissions allow a player to be ignored by the required sleeping count. These players can sleep if they want to. Check the wiki to learn how to give these permissions.
    • Essentials support! Afk and vanished players are ignored by the required sleeping counter by default.
    And even more features will be added in the future. Make sure to submit your ideas so I get an idea what is wanted by the community.

    BetterSleeping has a developer API! Check the dev API wiki for all info.
    When using Maven, simply add the following to your pom.xml:
    Code (Text):
    Make sure to use the latest version (check this on GitHub packages).

    Current API features:
    • TimeSetToDayEvent
      • Get the cause: natural (by not sleeping), sleeping, other (time set or other plugins)
      • Get the world that became day
      • Get the players that were in bed in that world
      • Get the players that were not in bed in that world

    There is a complete wiki that contains information about commands, permissions and configuration. You can take a look at the wiki here.

    For support, you can:

    Interested in an easy way of navigating to other players or saved waypoints? Check out BetterNav!
    [​IMG] BetterNav: Navigate to players or waypoints easily

Recent Reviews

  1. __M16__
    Version: 3.0.4
    Incredible plugin. I was using Harbor before for a similar smooth night skipping feature, but it didn't have integration with Gsit. Vallas, the creator, responded to my requests in less than a minute on the discord; I wish all plugin authors were as quick to respond as he is. He also added the feature I requested (something rare) in less than a week. Would give 10/10 if I could.
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      Thank you so much for your awesome review and the help with beta testing!!
  2. Tooni_Warri
    Version: 3.0.4
    The plugin works fine on my server! Simply the best sleeping plugin that I could find! The owner also offers great support and documentation of his resource.
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      Thank you so much for your kind words!!
  3. DizzyHD
    Version: 3.0.4
    I spent my time translating the plugin into my own language. And the prefix cannot be translated, as it turned out. Look for another plugin if you value the design on your server.
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      This is clearly stated on the plugin page. Sorry to see you go.
  4. dcar_o7
    Version: 3.0.4
    I like it. It allows me to encourage people to sleep on a halfway regular basis through a nice reward/punish system.

    Downside/Suggestion - The timer in sleeping_settings.yml doesn't reset when an additional player goes into their bed. The current system seems to start counting only from the first player, which makes the race to get into bed for other players feel not right. Or maybe just add a setting so we can choose "first" or "last" for the start point of the timer.
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      Thank you a lot for your kind review!

      Woops, that must be a bug. Thank you for reporting/suggesting this, you can expect this to be implemented in the future.
  5. Awaycheap
    Version: 3.0.4
    Excellent plugin!

    Works great on 1.16.4 servers.

    If you have any questions or need help, the developer is on their Discord by your side, trying their best to fix the issues.

    Personally, I now prefer the Pro version because of the interchangeable prefix, but for regular users the free plugin is more than enough.
    You can configure the plugin completely according to your wishes.
    Top !!!

    All other reviews are not telling the truth! In my opinion, it's the best plugin of its kind.
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      Thank you so much for your very kind review. People like you keep this plugin going forward!
  6. Anabelle
    Version: 3.0.4
    I so much wanted to like this plugin but I have found other plugins that do the same thing and are not restrictive. Since you cannot customise the prefix and I have no interest in an outdated plugin I will have to rate this only one star because it is useless. Also, the author claims to be nice but if you read his responses he comes off disingenuous and actually seems pretty mean sometimes in my opinion.
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      EDIT: If this review makes anyone doubt our integrity, feel free to join our Discord server and see how we handle support. The one star reviews are merely about the prefix not being customisable in the free version and have nothing to do with the way we treat our users.

      Sad to hear that, feel free to use another plugin as you like. I have only been mean to people on purpose twice: one was acting very entitled and the other's name was literally 'VallasIsGay' and called me a douchebag. English is not my native language so I'm sorry if I come across that way sometimes, my intentions are good though. Not to mention that I and two great people provide support on Discord, where we always help people (even if they're new and don't know how to access config files yet etc). So I'd like to think we're pretty nice. Please do PM me if you want to reply to this, as being called mean and disingenuous is the opposite of what I want to achieve.
      As for the prefix, I am not sorry as this change made the plugin grow a lot, which is what I am trying to achieve.
  7. ETech_Network
    Version: 3.0.4
    Let us customize the prefix. The plugin overall is great but you need to let us do this for free.
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback. You can download v2.6.2 which will let you change the prefix for free, the wiki is still up and you can get support for it too.
  8. qlockworkk
    Version: 3.0.4
    How many times are you going to respond to someone complaining about locking prefix customization behind a paywall before you realize it was a bad idea? Honestly, great work with the plugin but all that hard work is being crapped on by charging for a feature that was previously free. This was my go to plugin for enhancing vanilla sleeping in Minecraft but because of the recent updates it has lead me to search for an alternative. Lo and behold I found one, rather quickly. The name of the plugin is Harbor and it does what this plugin does but without charging for basic customization... and that was only the first result of many that came up. There are even datapacks that accomplish the same thing without the fuss. So in my opinion, if this is the way you are going to update your plugins in the future then please just stop altogether. Do something else with your time. If support is what you truly need there are better ways of garnering that. Come up with new features or plugins and charge for that instead. This is not how you do it.
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      Sad to hear you feel that way. I'll keep responding to this complaint because that's how I roll
      The previous version still works fine, has support for a custom prefix and can still get support when needed so I do not see an issue here.
  9. White_King
    Version: 3.0.4
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      Thank you so much for that awesome suggestion and review!!
      Your feedback means al lot.
  10. DrKolbasa
    Version: 3.0.4
    Great plugin, but after 3.0.4 it became buggy for me. (/bs reload stops working, no msgs in chat, etc). I hope you'll not get same problems
    1. vallas
      Author's Response
      Hey again, thank you for your kind review!
      Most servers will not experience these issues but I'll see what I can do.