Do Divan Beds Make Noise?
Last updated: November 2023
One thing that is sure to ruin bedtime is a squeaky bed. If your current bed frame creaks and groans when you move, it can significantly affect your sleep quality and leave you feeling groggy in the morning. A divan base is a great choice to prevent this from happening because of its sturdy construction. Though no bed is completely silent, divans are far less likely to become squeaky and interrupt your sleep.
Why are divan bases quieter?
Typically, a bed starts to creak because of loose joints. For example, metal beds have interconnecting slats, which become weakened over time and start squeaking. A bed with fewer connection points, such as a divan, will be less likely to make noise.
Most divan beds have solid platforms that support your mattress, so they have fewer joints underneath the sleeping surface that can become loose and make noise. They are also often made of wood, which is a sturdy and heavy material far less likely to move when you do.
How to fix a squeaky divan bed
If your divan bed is older and well-used, you may find that it does make some noise. Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks to help reduce these squeaks so you can sleep peacefully through the night.
Firstly, locate where the noise is coming from. The most likely culprit is a loose joint or screw, which may be a simple fix. With a screwdriver or wrench, tighten any screws or bolts that connect the parts of your divan base. This should stop the noise and make your bed frame more supportive.
The irritating creak of bed frames is usually caused by metal moving against metal. If you can't tighten the joints of the bed, you can also try lubricating them. This is usually a temporary fix but will certainly help if you can't stand the noise.
Other causes of noisy beds
Sometimes, it's not actually your bedframe that is to blame for disrupting your sleep. Other common places to check are the mattress and the floorboards.
Many mattresses have springs inside of them, which also become noisier with age and use. If your mattress is squeaking when you turn over, then it's probably time for a new mattress.
If it's your floor making the noise then it might be harder to fix. You may be able to repair any floorboards, which will get rid of the squeaking. If this isn't possible, try moving your bed so that it rests on different floorboards or place your bed on a rug to soften the weight and reduce movement.