In the spectrum of sleep deprivation triggers, a squeaking bed frame falls somewhere between a barking dog and slowly dripping faucet. While a washcloth placed in the base of the sink can muffle a drip, then there might not be a lot you can do about a barking dog. The effort necessary to take that squeak out of your bed frame falls between both of these irritants also. About one hour’s worth of work throughout the day can help you to get a full night’s sleep.
Eliminate the mattress and box spring up in the bed frame.
Find the source of the squeak. Grab the headboard or foot board and gently rock back the frame, forth and from side to side. Note the location of the squeak.
Disassemble the squeaking joint. You may require a wrench or screwdriver based on the kind of joints used on the bed frame.
Apply a light layer of paraffin to all surfaces of the joint. Paraffin is offered in solid bars at many supermarkets. Candle wax makes a fantastic substitute for paraffin if you can’t locate it at your local grocery store. To employ your lubricant, simply rub on the bar against the end of the rail, hooks, bed post or any other contact surfaces which form the joint.
Reassemble the joint and tighten any screws or bolts securely. Squeaking is caused by the friction of 2 or more loose surfaces rubbing together. Lubricating the joint reduces friction. Tightening the joint reduces the quantity of possible movement.
Test the framework for squeaks by rocking it before replacing the mattress and box springs. Less annoying squeaks might not become apparent until the significant offender is repaired.
Repeat steps 3 through 5 as needed.