Top 10 Feng Shui Bedroom Ideas for Better Sleep
Feng Shui is a pseudoscientific traditional practice that originated from China. It was conventionally popular for building important religious architecture such as tombs and temples. Later it was adopted into personal residency since it induced better sleep in them.
The concept of Feng Shui studies the alignment of natural forces such as water, wind, stars, light to align with humans to create the perfect balance for optimal positive energy and diminish negative ones.
Feng shui believes that your bedroom should be your comfort zone. It must be filled with positive energy and recharge you with only good vibes.
You do not have to buy new things to achieve this harmony in your bedroom. Here we have enlisted 10 ways to restructure your room to achieve Feng shui for better sleep.
- Move your bed away from the window
Feng Shui believes that good support and security while you sleep can make a massive difference in the quality of your sleep.
When your bed is close to your window, you have that opening right in the window. They don't have that wall support. Your subconscious mind is on the edge since it cannot trust the breakable glasses of your windows.
Another issue of sleeping next to the window is security. You subconsciously feel vulnerable when you are near the window.
Your brain ponders over the possibility of someone breaking in the window or you just accidentally falling right through and out of it. It is exposed to constant and unnecessary threats.
Windows are the window to the outer environment. Sleeping near it can create great temperature differences throughout the night and disturbing your sleep.
Therefore, place your bed away from the window and next to the walls. It gives you both support and security along with the comfort of a confined space.
- Keep only one mirror in your bedroom
Feng Shui believes that a mirror not only can reflect an image but is also capable of reflecting energy.
According to Feng Shui, it is best to have only one mirror in your bedroom. If possible it recommends not to have any mirrors at all.
Place your mirror somewhere so that any parts of your body does not reflect on the mirror while you are sleeping.
Mirrors can reflect various energies that you radiate and are present in your room itself. It can clash with your natural body energy and interrupt your good sleep.
I am guilty of this one. I felt like having too many mirrors in the room may open up space and make the room appear bigger. Needless to say, I have only one mirror in my room and it feels better.
Well, I don’t get scared by my reflection when I wake up in the middle of the night!
- Keep your bedroom lights soft and warm
Light is another major element of Feng Shui. The amount and type of light that is in your bedroom can vastly affect your sleep cycle.
Feng Shui suggests having just a faint source of warm light in your bedroom. Try to keep the colour as close to natural light. Warm tones with yellowish and orangish tinted light are recommended for better sleep.
Warm and soft light can help you manifest better while sleeping. This helps in achieving your goals.
There are a lot of trendy harsh artificial pompous lights on the market. It is all blue, green and red. Try to refrain from putting on such lighting while you go to sleep.
- Distance your bed from television, laptops and your workstation
A bedroom has the sole purpose of providing you with good sleep and harmony. Your workstation might leave you anxious thinking about that last remaining work that you need to finish.
Televisions and laptops emit blue rays. Studies indicate that blue light is unnatural to human eyes. It disturbs your sleep.
It is difficult to sleep for a while if you watch the blue screen for a while. So turn off your devices and keep them out of your reach at least one hour before sleep.
- Keep your bedroom clutter-free
Clutter not only disturbs your space but also disturbs your mind. Keep your bedroom as organized as possible.
It keeps your mind calm. Going clutter-free saves you tons of time trying to find things. Many times you might also buy new stuff because you cannot find the older ones due to the clutter.
When your surroundings are clean and nurturing, it will change you from inside. Most of the time your environment reflects your mind and vice versa as well.
So a clutter-free bedroom means a clutter-free mind. There are few chances of you getting caught up in that 2 am thoughts and being insomniac.
- Have a good headboard in your bed
Remember, we discussed earlier the importance of good support security while you sleep. The next factor affecting it can be your headboard.
The concept of Feng Shui suggests having a solid and hard headboard in your bed.
This ensures that your head is well protected. It removes all the vulnerabilities that an open head can be exposed to.
Your subconscious mind lets your sleep well with a sense of security and comfort.
- Do not keep the mirror directly in front of your door
The door to your bedroom is the major entryway to different types of energy. The mirror is capable to reflect all these sources of energy.
It can reflect good energies that enter our room. So to keep the good energy trapped in refrain from placing a mirror right in front of the door.
Plus it is such a weird experience to see yourself first thing you enter your bedroom. It can take away the sense of comfort and peace while entering and shift the focus on you.
- Do not align your bed to an open door
Avoid placing your bed right in front of the door. As we discussed earlier the door is the major entryway to different types of energies. Your sleep might get disturbed if these energies do not align with your internal energy.
Try placing your bed to the next corner such that your bed is not visible from outside.
Having you sleeping in the entryway may take away the sense of security. It might leave the anxiety of being watched and lack of security.
- Keep your mattress firm and well supported
I was a fan of fluffy and bouncy beds. To be honest they are not that comforting or supporting to your back. I feel like I am working some muscles while sleeping.
Feng shui suggests that your mattress should provide good support to your spine while also providing comfort.
Do not get a hard mattress that may poke your skin and leave you sore the next morning. Also do not fall for very soft and unsupported beds.
- Do not have protruding beams in your bedroom
Beams are associated with a great source of potential destruction. Beams can be overpowering and leave the fear of collapse.
Feng Shui believes beams as the vessel of negative energy. It can hinder your positive energy and disturb your sleep cycle.
If you are planning to buy a new house check the beams in the bedroom. Old houses usually may have protruding beams.
You can cover the beams if there is one in your current bedroom
There are many other ways that you can introduce the concept of Feng shui in your regular activities. They harmonize various energy present in the surrounding along with our own energy making way to a well-rested night.
Following these methods requires you to only make certain alterations to furniture placement. It is simply attainable.
Tell us in the comments about the things that you are doing wrong to date and how you plan to change them! It might help others who are willing to do the same.