In 2016, I found myself needing a guest bed for a small space on short notice. Sign up Feel free to opt out at any timeA compact guest bedI originally bought this cot as an extra bed for guests. Just having the cot set up in my office is a nice visual reminder to plan for breaks. It’s Sleep Week at Wirecutter! Read more about the best Sleep Week deals on our expert-recommended mattresses, bedding, and more for your bedroom.