Follow these nine Feng Shui tips to sleep better and you’ll make your bedroom into a restful haven.
The location of your room in the home, the wall you choose for the headboard, and the type of bedding can influence your level of relaxation, and thus how easy or hard it is to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Some of the advice here is just common sense. However, you will learn things you may never have heard before if you are new to Feng Shui, because this art deals with the life force – an energy that is invisible to most people.
Furthermore, you’ll find content on this page that you won’t find anywhere else, because it comes from my experience of helping people dream homes with Feng Shui for over twenty years!
Nine Feng Shui Tips to Sleep Better
The nine Feng Shui tips to sleep better that I’m sharing below have been listed in order of importance:
1 – Sleep at the Back for More Restful Feng Shui
The back of the home is more quiet and more protected than the front of the home.
When a bedroom is at the front, you are exposed to the noises from the street – cars, trucks, and people. It’s easier to become startled when you sleep close to the front of the home.
Whenever possible, choose a bedroom that is located at the back, where there’s more quiet, peace and no street lights!
2 – Have a Solid Wall Behind You
In many movies and TV shows you see beautiful bedrooms with a window right behind the headboard. They look so romantic. Of course, these movies happen in the spring or in the summer. If they were recorded in the winter, you would get a very different feeling from a window behind a headboard.
The truth is that even with the best weather, it’s not good for people have a breeze behind their heads. This can cause respiratory problems.
And even when the window is properly closed, the glass stays a different temperature than the walls around it. This creates mini-breezes, that can be harmful to the respiratory system.
The best bed position for the bed is to have a solid wall behind it, but be able to see door, while not being in the path of the door. Learn more here.
3 – You Need a Headboard
A solid or wooden padded headboard helps you feel protected at night and this improves sleep.
The headboard should be Feng-Shui-Correct – this means solid, and with no openings in it. It should be either rectangular, rectangular with rounded corners, or curved like a half moon. There should be no spikes or decorations that could accidentally hurt a person. Find some Feng-Shui-approved headboards here.
4 – Use Blackout Curtains
People sleep better when in complete darkness. This has been proved by science.
Unless you live in the country and off-the grid, it’s likely you’re going to be dealing with street lights, neighbors lights, car headlights, and any night lights you may have outside your home.
Even if you live in the country and off the grid, some nights the moon shines bright.
The only way to achieve perfect darkness is to have blackout curtains installed on good quality curtain rods, that are easy to open and close. Of course, you can also get blackout rolling blinds or cellular blinds.
5 – Limit Mirrors in Bedrooms
The smooth surface of mirrors makes sound bounce back. A similar thing happens with the energy we call chi (life force), which circulates through your home. Having too many mirrors can make a bedroom “energetically loud.” As the chi bounces off the glass on mirrors the room may feel “too active” for you to fall asleep.
Limit the number and size of mirrors in your home. Don’t hang too many mirrors or mirrors that are very large in bedrooms. Don’t put up any mirror where you can see yourself from the bed.
If you have any large mirrors that you can’t remove, then cover them up at night.
This will create more peaceful sleep.
6 – Limit TV’s and Electronic Devices in Bedrooms
Ideally, there shouldn’t be TVs in bedrooms. If you have one, put it inside a cabinet where you can close the doors when not watching, or cover the TV with a pretty fabric before going to sleep.
If it works for you, keep laptops, tablets and smart phones in other areas of the home. But if you must keep one of these devices in the bedroom, put it inside a nightstand drawer or cover it up with a pretty cloth before going to sleep, so you don’t see the lights on the sides of these items.
To sleep well and get along well with your partner, don’t bring work in to the master bedroom.
7 – Natural Soft Fabrics
Sheets, bed covers and pillow cases made from artificial materials such as polyester create static and can get very warm. Your body needs to be surrounded with natural fibers that “breathe.”
Favor cotton and bamboo fabrics for your bedding.
8 – Cover Sharp Corners
Sharp corners created by walls that meet at ninety degrees (or less) create turbulence in the circulation of chi (the life force). This turbulence affects the subtle human electromagnetic field that surrounds your body, making you more alert and thus creating difficulties in relaxation and sleep.
Sharp corners can be covered up with rounded wooden corner covers or with plants. Learn more about sharp corners here.
9 – Pick up Everything Off the Floor
Ideally, your whole bedroom should be uncluttered, but even if order is not your thing, make sure there aren’t any things on the floor of your bedroom that weren’t designed to be on the floor. If there ever was an emergency you should be able to run to an exit door or window without fear of tripping on all sorts of things. Clutter on your floors increases your stress because it literally makes your life dangerous. Stress releases chemicals in your body to keep you alert to fend off attacks. These chemicals make it harder to fall asleep.
Put the Nine Feng Shui Tips to Sleep Better in Practice
Put the nine Feng Shui tips to sleep better in practice and you are sure to improve the quality and length of your sleep.
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