Squeaky bed? Don’t worry, here are some tips that will help you identify the source and fix the issue to ensure you get a more restful night of sleep.
Between our stressful lives, the blue light coming from all our screens, caffeine, and noisy neighbors, the last thing that should that should be keeping you up at night is a bed that squeaks every time you move on it.
First, we’ll help you identify where all this noise is coming from. That’s the first and most important step. After that, we’ll walk you through the multiple options you have for getting rid of the squeak, depending on where the noise is coming from. You’re a grown adult, who shouldn’t have to take their rendezvous to the floor as to not wake up the rest of the house, and your bed shouldn’t creak like a retired athlete every time you settle in for the night.
Tighten it up. Grab a screwdriver (or whatever) and tight up all the bolts and screws. Sometimes that’s all it takes. You could also try adding washers to steady things up.
Lubricate. Take some WD40 or beeswax to parts that you think are too tight and rubbing up against each other too much. You may need to apply a couple coats.
Add padding. Take some of those old socks or T-shirts and layer them on top of the slats of your bed frame. This creates a barrier between the mattress and the wood or metal bed frame, so that they don’t have too much friction between them, which may be the cause of the awful squeaking noise.
Check the feet. The noise could be from the footing of your bed rubbing against the floor, especially if you have hardwood. This can even lead to scratching your floors, and nobody wants that. It could also be that the legs of your bed frame are uneven, causing the bed to rock. Try getting some furniture pads on Amazon to stop the friction between them or level it out. You could even take those extra old socks that we talked about above and use them (temporarily).
If all else fails, you could always return to your college days and just sleep with your mattress on the floor!
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