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Tips to Feng Shui Your Bedroom for a Better Night Sleep

The energy of a bedroom should be quite Yin which means quiet and calm, but unfortunately a lot of bedrooms today are too Yang – active, busy which causes issues.

There are a few things that may be interrupting sleep and are best to avoid in a bedroom and they are:

  • Technology; TV’s, computers, phones, ipads, treadmills etc.

  • Mirrors bounce the energy around the room while you are sleeping. This includes TV’s. If you can’t avoid having a mirror, cover at night.

  • Office – if you have a home office in your bedroom, clear the desk at the end of the day and put laptop in living area when you go to bed.

  • Ensuite – keep door shut as bathrooms have negative energy.

  • Avoid having your bed head up against bathroom walls that have either running water or the toilet backing on to it. This can cause disturbed sleep; it can also be a bedwetting problem for children with the water stimulating them.

  • Electrical Metre box on outside wall – Sleeping on the wall with the electrical box can cause headaches and disturbed sleep.

  • Clutter for example: piles of laundry, overflowing bedside tables, magazines piled high, dirty dishes = stagnant energy & feeling of overwhelm.

  • Storing anything under the bed other than blankets or pillows can activate the mind. For example, having toys or books under a child’s bed stimulates their minds causing disturbed sleep.

  • Water features – moving water in a bedroom not only can affect sleep, but can cause loss too. This includes fish tanks and water scene pictures.

  • Place your bed on solid wall to give you support, not floating in the middle of a room or on an angle.

  • It is best not to have backing up against a window. If you can’t avoid this position, having a solid bedhead and heavy curtains will help this.

  • Plants should be kept in living rooms only. During the day, they release oxygen, however at night time they release carbon dioxide.

  • Avoid having your feet pointing to door. If this can’t be changed, close door while you are sleeping.

  • Avoid sleeping under beams as they have a cutting energy. When sleeping under them long term whatever part of the body the beams are under will have issues. For example, if there is a beam over your head you may get headaches. If you have beams I recommend to paint them white to reduce the impact.

  • Putting your pillow out into the sunshine to energise it with Yang energy, so when you are sleeping it helps energy (chi) in your body move with a steady rhythm.

  • Keep your bedroom well ventilated. Open windows daily to help avoid stagnant energy to build up.

  • Facing one of your good directions according to your Kua number. Your personal Kua number provides you with four good directions and four to avoid. Having your bed head up against one of your favourable directions helps support you during your sleep.

Feng Shui can help you restore your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary allowing for your mind to calm and body to fully relax without constantly being bombarded by stuff.

Wishing you health, wealth & happiness!

Dee x

Photo credit: The Villas of Byron

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