Squeaky mattresses can keep you up at night, especially if you or your partner is a restless sleeper. If you’ve been putting up with the noise for months or perhaps even years, you might just assume that it’s normal for all mattresses. But in fact, your bed’s squeaking is its way of telling you it’s time for an upgrade.
Don’t put up with sleep disruptions any longer; let the Sleep Specialists at Mattress World Northwest help you select the perfect bed for you.
Some traditional innerspring mattresses are constructed with hourglass mattress coils, which also includes the offset coil system. The hallmark characteristic of these coil systems, which have been in use for a long time, is the wire that interconnects all of the coils throughout the bed. The result is that you’re sleeping on thousands of metal-on-metal connections. The squeak occurs as metal rubs on metal.
Not all innerspring mattresses are designed with metal-on-metal coil systems. If you’re attached to the innerspring design, look for a bed with pocketed coils, also known as Marshall coils. Offset hourglass coil systems also limit noise production, thanks to the hinge-like design of the top and bottom of the coil. Another great option is the continuous coil, which is an S-shape structure, rather than a bona fide coil.
If you’re considering an alternative to innerspring designs, consider purchasing a bed that doesn’t have any sort of metal in it. Some great choices are 100% natural latex, memory foam, and hybrids.
It’s possible that the culprit isn’t your mattress, especially if your mattress isn’t an inner spring model. Bed frames can get noisy, particularly if they’re old and rusty. Remove your mattress and box spring, and give the frame a few good shakes. Does it squeak, pop, or make other noises? Find a screwdriver and tighten any loose screws. Make sure the legs don’t wobble and the slats are firmly in place. If it’s still making noises, spritz a little WD-40 on any metal components.
Your bedroom might have wood or faux wood floors, in which case the noise you’re hearing might be linked to a loose floorboard. If you have an older house, the floorboards might have become warped over time as the house settles. You might consider installing new flooring, or you could try moving your bed to another area of the room.
At Mattress World Northwest, you’ll find exactly the right mattress for you, whether you’re looking for noise reduction, body temperature regulation, movement transfer elimination, or just superior comfort at an unbeatable price. Our locations in the Portland area are thoughtfully designed to promote a hassle-free, zero-pressure shopping experience, and our specially trained Sleep Specialists act as a concierge service to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Here, you’ll find high-tech latex, memory foam, pillow top, hybrid, and the newest styles of quieter innerspring mattresses. Stop by a Mattress World Northwest location today and ask us about our Comfort Guarantee!