How To Fix A Squeaky Bed: 10 Easy Tips And Tricks To Try

Written by Michael Harris
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There’s nothing worse than a squeaky bed while you’re trying to sleep. But trying to diagnose what’s causing it can be tricky. The good news is that there are many ways that you can go about stopping your bed from making this noise.

In this post, we’re going to go over several tips and tricks on how to stop a bed from squeaking so you can get the most out of your night’s rest.

How to Stop a Bed from Squeaking Like a Pro

The squeaking bed sound could be a sign of a minor problem that can only be fixed instead of buying a new bed. These problems behind the frustrating sounds at night can easily be fixed at home without calling onboard an expert.

Here are some of the popular spots causing the squeaking sounds and how to fix them at home. Let’s find out:

1. Change the Position of the Mattress

The first and quickest thing to try to stop a bed from squeaking is by changing the position of your mattress. Simply rotating the mattress either around 180 degrees or turning it over will often times eliminate the majority of squeaks and is the easiest thing to try.

It’s recommended to always rotate the mattress every six months or so to prevent the mattress from getting worn out unevenly which will make it more likely to squeak.

2. Check for Problems on the Bed Joints

Another common cause of a squeaky bed could be loose joints on the bed frame, so checking for these problems could help with ending your squeaky bed problem.

If you have a metal frame it would be best to tighten any bolts or nuts that may be loose and if you’re using wood then tightening up screws around joints should do the trick.

3. Oil the Box Spring

Spring mattresses have a box spring inside them and rotating them after every six months ensures there is equal distribution of pressure.

However, the noise may persist, and it is recommended to the oil inside the box spring. Open the box spring carefully and gently to avoid ripping the fabric.

Spray the lubricant in all joints of the mattress, and this will help eradicate the production of the nasty sound at night.

Use a construction stapler to bind back the mattress fabric, or you can sew the region where you get access to the inside of the spring box.

4. Buy a New Mattress

Sometimes you can oil the box spring and rotate the mattress but still, remain in vain. The first thing to hit your mind is getting a new mattress to replace the worn out.

A high-quality mattress tends to last for a couple of years, and the old bed is the one prone to the production of squeaky sounds.

It is recommended to consider mattresses made from foam or latex since they tend to be durable and silent at night.

Fix with unmatched Socks or Old T-shirts

This is an old trick, but it does wonders when it comes to making your bed being quiet throughout the night. The old fashion trick serves as a buffer.

You will be required to lift the mattress and place the old socks or T-shirts along the slat the lining helps to eliminate the sound caused by friction.

Replace the Box Spring

Sometimes fixing the box spring can be difficult or even after applying oil inside it still produce the irritating sounds at night.

Dealing with such box spring is quite comfortable when you think about replacing it with a new one. Always consider a box spring that matches your mattress, and it should be simple to assemble.

New box spring rarely produces squeaky sounds unless it is a fake one. Therefore, pay a lot of attention when buying a new one.

Lubricate the Screws and Bolts

Tightening screws and bolts can be difficult due to some resistance. The resistant could make an individual leave them loose.

Loose bolts or screws could be the reason behind the weird noise while sleeping. It is advisable to lubricate the screws or bolts so that it can be easier to tighten them firmly.

Get Alternatives Metal Washers

Bed screws and bolts usually come with matching washers. These items are quite vital when it comes to tightening the bed.

Sometimes these metal washers tend to rub on the bed frame, and this in the process produces the noisy sounds at night.

Therefore, it is advisable to use either rubber or nylon washers instead of the metal washers. These washers will inhibit rubbing and also squeaky sounds while sleeping.

Replace the Bed Frame

If you still experience squeaky sounds while sleeping, then it is high time to throw in the towel. This does not imply purchasing a new bed but replacing the bed frame with the quietest bed frame.

Replacing is quite affordable than getting a new bed. A new bed frame will spare you from the squeaky noise hence result in a sound sleep.

Get New Bolts and Screws

If fixing the old bolts and screws become a nightmare, then consider purchasing new ones as this will help eliminate the squeaky noise at night.

Old bolts and screws tend to get loose quite faster after fastening. Replacing them will be a good deal in the long run. New bolts or screws ensure you have a sound sleep due to proper functioning.

Uneven out the Floorboards or Bed Legs

Uneven floorboards or bed legs could also be the reason behind the squeaking bed while sleeping. The weird sounds can raise suspicion among your neighbors about your Private life.

Therefore, slip a towel or a folded sheet on the bed legs to ensure they do not get in touch directly with the floor.

Also, you can change the location of your bed to another spot where the floor is even, and this will help to get rid of the noise.

Bottom Line on How to Stop a Bed from Squeaking

The above-listed factors are the reason behind the squeaking noise while sleeping. Fixing the cause of the sound will help resolve the issue either permanently or temporally.

However, you can bring onboard a handyman to come and help fix the problem in case they prove to be tough.

Above all, I hope the tricks listed in the article on how to stop s a bed from squeaking will help you sort the problem at hand. Good Luck

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Hey I'm Michael and I run this website. I'm a professional voiceover artist and in my search to create a silent studio I've become obsessed with soundproofing and things being quiet. Thanks for visiting and if you have any question get in touch.