Are Beds Made With Metal Frame Safe?

Over the time as most of us were growing up we slept on both wooden and beds made of metal frames of which we were oblivious on the difference in comfort or sleep quality.

Most institutions with large capacity of occupants to date have adopted the use of metallic beds due to the increased cost of wood.

Metal bed frames are quite safe and dangerous just as other bed frame materials.

A metal bed frame can only be dangerous if it has been inadequately welded, in which case a portion of it may be prone to collapsing and hurt the user.

Are metal beds healthy?

There are many arguments arising today on the danger posed by metal bed frames as they increase the user’s exposure to electromagnetic fields which cause a few symptoms such as headaches, nightmares, insomnia, muscle pains and depression.

The invisible electrical and magnetic forces that cause electrical pollution, may be found in most modern homes because they all need a lot of electricity to function. Iron bed frames may contain these electromagnetic toxins that get transmitted when one is close to the metal bed frame.

However, electromagnetic radiation is something that we are all constantly exposed to. We are still exposed to background radiation, which originates from a variety of sources, even without using any electronic gadgets.

Any charged particle produces an electric field. It also creates a magnetic field if it is moving. It is apparent that these are not detrimental to humans by nature. Even though a metal bed frame could somehow enhance these signals, the user has a mattress, pillow and sheets between them and the metal frame. 

Can metal bed frames be toxic?

The idea that metal beds are made of a range of metals, including alloys, which include at least two different types of mixed ores or elements, and release chemicals into the atmosphere, is the basis for the assertion that they are poisonous.

The most popular ores and alloys used to create metal beds with a smooth finish are steel, nickel and aluminum. But there is not enough proof to support this argument.

On the other hand, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that metal beds are safe including:

  • Many of the chemicals released by metal beds are rather harmless. They are present in many everyday objects example, nickel is present in coins and aluminum can be found in many foodstuffs.
  • While it is true that these compounds can be dangerous if you are exposed to them in high doses, metal beds typically emit relatively little of these toxins. To risk injury, you would need to be near a metal bed for an extended period of time.
  • Many of the substances that metal beds release are also advantageous. For instance, nickel is a mineral found in a wide variety of foods and aids in the body’s absorption of other minerals. Aluminum is also advantageous to the human body as it can help lower the risk of conditions like Alzheimer’s.

Do metal bed frames rust and can rust affect one’s health?

Rust is formed through a chemical reaction between iron and moisture from air or water. This reaction results in the formation of an orange-brown or reddish-brown coating.

Over time, metal bed frames do get rust, but it will take considerable corrosion before this poses any type of safety risk. Though this can be easily solve by using quality paint on the iron frame.

Touching a rusty object can cause rust to rub off on your skin causing discoloration. There are no health hazards associated with having rust stains on your skin.

There is no known risk posed to people by your skin encountering this compound, which is a type of iron oxide. Particularly, tetanus cannot be contracted through contact with rust.

Most metal bed frames in use today have an anti-rust coating, and you may further increase their longevity by keeping them free of dust and grime. 

Are metal beds squeaky?

The most common criticism of metal bed frames is that they squeak more frequently than wooden beds. Metal bed frames are created by welding metal pieces together.

Squeaking happens as a result of the bed frame’s metal components constantly rubbing against one another. This is especially true if you have trouble falling asleep or frequently toss and turn at night.

As the weight changes, the metal components move and rub against one another, creating a high-pitched screeching sound. Squeaking might occur if your bed has not been fully tightened during assembly.

Another possibility is that the bed has a flaw that prevents a bolt from being tightened or that the bed has some slack.

Washers are provided with new beds to stop this, but they can wear out over time. Luckily, replacing washers is easy.

How does a squeaky bed affect sleep health?

Your sleep may be disturbed by the noise caused by a squeaky bed since you may wake up multiple times.

A squeaky bed may prevent you from entering the deepest, most restorative stages of sleep, depending on where the noise is coming from. This implies that despite spending hours in bed, you are probably waking up feeling as though you got very little sleep.

Consistent noise can interfere with your ability to function the next day and cause sleep deprivation.

In some instances when the design of the bed frames are fragile same can lead to the mattresses not being supported properly. This not only gets uncomfortable affecting the quality of sleep but also causes back problems. 

Why get a meta bed?

Metal bed frames are a perfectly safe option for both adults and children. Most of the claims on their negative effects on health are made by marketers of wooden beds to increase their sales.

Metal beds are however solid and durable in that they cannot crumble under the weight of the person sleeping on them and can therefore last for a long time. Metal bed frames can well be maintained from rust by cleaning using a nylon brush, some detergent, a toothbrush, and a towel.