Do you toss and turn at night, or wake up feeling groggy or agitated? You are probably doing all the usual recommendations for good sleep such as:
- reducing caffeine
- easing into the night and
- avoiding phone and computer screens before retiring
- not eating late
- not exercising late
If you have poor sleep, you might like to consider some feng shui help.
Good feng shui.
Good feng shui can help you to create a beautiful calm bedroom sanctuary for more peaceful slumber.
Read on to find out a few ways to achieve this.
Feng shui bedroom secrets.
1. Balance an ‘active’ room.
The reason that some people are unable to rest well is that in feng shui terms, their bedrooms are too ‘active.’ And we’re not talking about what might happen between the sheets! We’re talking about the design and furnishings of the bedroom itself. The bedroom is a place that needs to reflect a quiet, relaxing, cozy and comfortable environment.
How can you make your bedroom more calming? Here are more feng shui secrets to help you have a better night’s sleep.
2. Soft finishes.
Choose softer finishes for beds and other furniture. Avoid furniture that you constantly ‘bang into’ and injure yourself on. Leather or embroidered headboards and bases are alternative choices. Don’t forget to cozy up your bed with cocooning quilts and luscious throws.
3. Remove clutter.
Remove all clutter including any in the bedside cabinets. If clothes start to accumulate on the floor, place a tub or basket in the corner for easy collection. Scientists call dust ‘ambient particulate matter.’ Dust means clutter. Studies have shown that both short and long term dust exposure is not good for you. It can result in cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and diseases.
4. A bedroom is not an office.
Avoid having your office in your bedroom. If it is, section it off in some way. Seeing your comfortable bed while working is not ideal, nor having your work area right next to you when you are trying to sleep.
5. Close the bathroom door.
Keep the en-suite door closed, especially when sleeping. Wet areas and sinkholes and drains have their own feng shui issues and are best shut behind closed doors.
6. Position the bed diagonally opposite the door.
Position the bed in the opposite corner to the door where possible. This is so that you can see the door from the bed. This is the best position for being able to detect someone coming into the room and keeps your nervous system calm. Having a tranquil heart is one of the main aims of feng shui from a wellness perspective.
7. Colors for good sleep.
Choose comfortable bed clothes appropriate to the season. Earthy colors such as beige, gold and cream are especially good. Al those with the colors of fruit and vegetable skins such as peach, avocado and eggplant. These colors are very grounding and may help you to ‘sink’ into your sleep cycle.
8. The mirror effect.
Cover or replace wardrobe mirror doors. Mirrors can be a powerful remedy when used in feng shui, but the bedroom is not the place for them. Mirrors are too activating. They may have a magnifying effect on insomnia. They reflect this agitated energy back onto the person trying to sleep.
9. Block out the light for sleep.
Research has shown that a darkened room is better for sleep. Choose curtains that don’t allow uncomfortable light to come into the room. A dark room will prevent you from waking up unnecessarily.
10. A window away from the bed.
Once I caught a ‘peeping Tom’ looking through my front Sydney window. I freaked out and it made me very uncomfortable. Fortunately, my bed was along the wall away from the window, so that was a help. Make sure your bed is far away from any windows for a more restful sleep. You will feel less vulnerable and much safer.
11. Bedroom position in the home.
In addition to being far away from the window, the best bedrooms are a distance away from the front entrance. They are in quieter areas of the house where you can escape to when you need to rest and relax.
As you have probably realized, a lot of feng shui is simple common sense. Choose decorations and furnishings that support a restful environment. And don’t forget to purchase items and use colors that you truly love for best effect. Feng shui is about creating a comfortable living space in your bedroom.
If you would like further information, you have come to the right place!.
If you want to know how to personalize your own bedroom for restful sleep, ring Karen for a free chat on 0401339502.