How to sign bed in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your hands oriented toward each other. Move them up to the side of your head and tilt your head to the side. This sign mimics someone putting their hands under their head as they go to bed.

Videos

Example Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of bed

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of bed

End of Sign

Final Frame of bed

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for bed
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for bed
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your hands oriented toward each other and your palms touching each other. Move them up to the side of your head and tilt your head to the side. This sign mimics someone putting their hands under their head as they go to bed.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of bed

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of bed

End of Sign

Final Frame of bed

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for bed
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for bed
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Place your palm against the side of your head and tilt your head to the side, mimicking someone putting their hand underneath their head as they go to bed.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of bed

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of bed

End of Sign

Final Frame of bed

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for bed
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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