5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Bed Frame

September 29th, 2020 Paul Dekker
Bedroom Furniture in Listowel, ON

How often do you think about your bed frame? Probably not very. You hear a lot of guidance and recommendations about upgrading your pillows, changing your bedding, and replacing your mattress, but what about the piece that holds it all together?

A bed frame is more than just a platform to keep your mattress off the ground. It’s also a support system that provides stability for you and your bed, promoting better quality sleep on a nightly basis. Unfortunately, you’re not usually as aware of the state of your bed frame as you are your mattress. So, how can you tell it’s time for a new one? Here are a few signs to look for:

1) Creaking & Squeaking

Most of us have been led to believe that a noisy bedframe is normal, but that’s not true! Creaks and groans are actually the first indications of deteriorating quality in a bedframe. Plus, not only are these noises irritating, they also interrupt your sleep or make it harder to fall asleep as you hear them while tossing and turning. If your bed seems to have something to say whenever you move in it, your frame is the likely culprit.

2) The Sinking Mattress

A bed frame is supposed to be able to support your mattress, your body weight, and (depending on the size) another person’s weight too. Does it feel like you’re sinking too low when you lay down? Or can you see your mattress dipping when you look at it? Many frames use wooden slats to support box springs and larger mattresses. Check underneath the bed and see if your slats are bowing (bent) or worse, breaking. If they are, you’ll need a replacement frame sooner rather than later.

3) Problems with Hardware

With age and extended use, the fixtures holding your bed frame together can become damaged. Screws and other small attachment pieces may come loose, twist, or even fall out and go missing altogether. If you keep using a frame in this condition, more serious problems are going to come up as it worsens. You’ll need to either replace damaged and missing hardware fixtures ASAP or, if they’re set in the frame, start looking for a whole new bed frame.

4) Damaged Wood

Splitting and cracking in the wood of your support frame are very likely to lead to collapse at some point, if left unaddressed. This could potentially injure you or someone else, as well as damage your flooring. Even small splits can signal poor wood quality. You should inspect your bed frame regularly for wear and tear to the wood, especially if you start to hear creaking. At the first sign of damage, start to think about getting a new frame.

5) Poor Sleep

If you’re constantly waking up tired and having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, your first thought will probably be to get a new mattress. While your mattress could certainly be the problem, a declining or defective frame may also be the cause. If you recently got a new mattress (in the last couple of years or so), the issue is probably your bed frame. Your new mattress may not properly fit your old frame, meaning it’s not getting the support it needs to give you the support you need. Or, your frame may just be too old or damaged in general to provide reliable support at this point.

If you’re looking to upgrade your bed frame, mattress, or other pieces in your bedroom, Conway Furniture is your one stop shop in southwestern Ontario for top quality bedroom furniture! Our extensive bedroom selection covers a wide variety of styles, sleeping preferences, and functional needs to help you create the bedroom of your dreams.

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