Do you toss and turn at night, or wake up feeling unrefreshed or agitated? If you are doing all of the usual recommendations for good sleep such as reducing caffeine, gently easing into the night and avoiding phone and computer screens just before retiring but are still being affected, then you might like to consider some Feng Shui help.
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.
The reason that some people are unable to rest fully 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, cosy and comfortable environment.
So how can you make your bedroom more calming?
Here are 7 Feng Shui secrets to help you have a better night’s sleep.
- 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 cosy up your bed with cocooning doonas and luscious throws.
- 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. Dust (ambient particulate matter) is associated with clutter and studies have shown that both short and long term dust exposure is linked to cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and diseases.1
- Avoid having your office in your bedroom; if it is, it needs to be sectioned off in some way. Being reminded of your comfortable bed while working is not ideal, nor having your work area right next to you when you are trying to sleep.
- Keep the ensuite door closed, especially when sleeping. Wet areas and sink holes and drains have their own feng shui issues and are best shut behind the door.
- Have the bed in a position in the alternate corner to the door where possible, 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.
- Choose comfortable bed clothes appropriate to the season. Earthy colours such as beige, gold and cream are especially good, as well as those with the colours of fruit and vegetable skins such as peach, avocado and eggplant. These colours are very grounding and may help you to ‘sink’ into your sleep cycle.
- 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. They are too activating and may have a magnifying effect on insomnia as they reflect this agitated energy back onto the person trying to sleep.
As you have probably realised, a lot of Feng Shui is simple common sense. Choose finishings and furnishings that support a restful environment. And don’t forget to purchase items and use colours that you truly love for best effect.
If you would like further information about how you can adjust and personalise your own bedroom for restful sleep, ring Karen for a free chat on 0401339502.