A bedside table is a small table designed to stand next to a bed. It can also be a small cabinet and can stand anywhere in the bedroom. It is used placed at a person's bedside and used as a coffee table at night. It is also commonly known as a nightstand. A bedside table normally has a drawer. The table is often used to support things that may be important at night such as a flashlight, a lamp, a mobile phone, medication, a book or even a glass of water.