How we use a room is vital when it comes to sleep. Some rooms have very active energy and suit busy, active tasks such as exercise, socialising and work. Other spaces are calmer and are better for relaxing, meditating and sleep.
Unless you know the innate energy of your space, you could be working against the energy of the room. If so, you will have a harder time trying to get restful sleep. You may sleep but you could have vivid dreams or nightmares, or wake up exhausted.
While there’s no substitute for a Feng Shui consultation to identify the specific quality of energy in your bedroom, the following checklist will help you understand how your bedroom could be affecting your sleep and give you simple steps to ensure that you optimise your sleep potential.
Maximise your Sleep Potential with Feng Shui Checklist:
- Position your bed against a solid wall, out of sight of the door to the room. This gives you a protected place to relax.
- Don’t sleep under eaves or beams or have anything heavy above your head. Even pictures and shelves over the bed create pressure above you while you are in bed. (An unframed poster or fabric wall hanging on the wall behind the bed is fine.)
- Avoid large mirrors or lots of reflective surfaces and chandeliers in a bedroom. These stimulate energy and make it harder to get a restful sleep.
- Your bedroom should be an oasis of calm and comforting to your senses. If you have wooden or tiled floors, add rugs to soften the feel of the space. Thick curtains and fabric blinds will also make the room feel more relaxing. Soft lighting will help create a cosy space too.
- Don’t mix the energy of sleep and work, or exercise and sleep. Keep Tv’s, pc’s, laptops, work papers and exercise equipment out of the bedroom. Avoid having piles of books in a room too as these add extra distraction.
- Clear clutter and create a comfortable, relaxing space.
- Vivid colours or busy patterns stimulate energy and should be used very sparingly in a bedroom. Dark colours are too yin and don’t allow the energy of a room to recharge the supportive energy you need from sleep. Blue and black are especially tricky as they relate to the water element, the element of movement, which is too active for sleep.
- Make sure that you open the curtains daily. If weather permits, open windows to let in fresh air too. Stale air isn’t healthy or good for sleep.
- A bedroom in the northwest, northeast or south will have the quietest energy. Rooms in the southeast, southwest and north will be harder to sleep in.
If you make changes to your bedroom, allow time for the energy to settle. Sometimes your room will feel great straight away but it can take time for you to adjust to the energy.
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Sleep well! 😴
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If you have a baby or young child who has trouble sleeping, then read my blog Sleeping Like a Baby here.