The Difference between 'in bed' and 'on bed'.

The Difference between 'in bed' and 'on bed'.

Is it  “in bed” or “on bed”? This has been a common question among English users. One out of the numerous persons who asked me this question on Facebook got this answer from a senior colleague of mine, Sarah Daba Wilson.

Check the answer below


Both are correct but have just slight differences. “In bed” means that you are not just on your bed but also very much ready to sleep. It implies that you are under your bedcovers and not just laid on.

“On bed” presupposes that you are not ready to sleep but probably just relaxing on your bed.

It is also used to refer to a bed as a piece of furniture.

Question: Where did you place your phone?

Answer: I think it should be on my bed or on the table.