A loud bed does more than just lie there while you’re trying to sleep. It has a say about how much you move around during the night, and won’t shut up when all you want is some shut eye. So what can you do about it? I found a few tactics to help ensure a silent night’s rest:
Tighten the Joints
Sometimes, fixing a squeaky bed is as simple as tightening a few screws and bolts. Check out all the joints on your bed frame and take a wrench or screwdriver to any that are loose. You can also try adding washers to the screws (if they don’t already have them) to get a tighter fit. Plastic or rubber ones work particularly well.
Silence your bed frame with old socks. Just remove the mattress and line the middle bar of the frame with socks or other scrap material (e.g. old tee-shirt). This keeps the mattress from making direct contact with the frame, which should take care of the sound. Plus, it gives you something to do with all those mismatched socks.
Just like sticky dresser drawers, wax is great for squeaky beds, too. Once you figure out which joint the sound is coming from, rub a candle stick or a bar of paraffin or beeswax all over the contact surfaces of the joint. Depending on what type of bed frame you have, you may need to take the joint apart. You may need to apply several coats to get rid of the friction causing the sound.
For metal frames, oiling the joints or springs can get rid of squeaking. A few drops of vegetable oil or a spray of WD-40 will lubricate the joints and keep them from making noise.
Found at MacGyverisms.com
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