There are many ways to prosper with Feng Shui and we often turn to this ancient practice to achieve success in Business, Relationships and Health. In my blog this month, I want to talk about 8 Feng Shui tips for better sleep. These simple recommendations can help you achieve more restful and restorative sleep while also promoting balance, harmony, and prosperity in your life.
Choosing your Headboard
Security, support, and grounding are all Feng Shui elements that the right headboard can provide. Choosing a Feng Shui headboard helps to Manifest the right Energy while you’re sleeping. I always recommend a solid wood headboard with smooth edges rather than sharp and pointy. Sharp surfaces can direct negative Chi toward you while you sleep. Avoid a Metal headboard for its heavy and piercing Energy and avoid Glass for its fragile Energy.
Feng Shui Bed Position
One of the most important Feng Shui principles for better sleep is having your bed in the “command position.” This means your bed is in a position where you can see your door but not directly in line with Chi coming through the door. The Feng Shui command position enhances Positive Energy and promotes success. I recommend positioning the bed centered on a solid wall and never tucked in a corner.
To implement Feng Shui for better sleep, you must embrace your bedroom as a space for rest. TV’s are for an entertainment space, desks belong in an office, and treadmills should be found in a dedicated exercise space. You can create a Feng Shui Intention for sleep by eliminating distractions in your bedroom.
Choosing your Colours
Bedroom colours can have a powerful impact on your sleep. Feng Shui colours for bedrooms are always calming colours. Soft, natural colours such as off-white, light brown, or clay yellow for bed sheets promote grounding Energy and peaceful sleep. Bright colours can be too stimulating. In considering my own bedroom Feng Shui, I avoid reds that can bring up intense fiery Energy or blues that can stimulate waves of emotional Energy.
Harnessing Feng Shui Crystals
Amethyst is a powerful Feng Shui Crystal known for its soothing Energy. Amethyst brings peace to your mind and is a great choice addition to your bedroom for a harmonious sleep. To ease restlessness, I recommend placing Amethyst on your nightstand; or for deeper and more energizing sleep, you can place a small Amethyst under your pillow.
Feng Shui bedroom mirrors can reflect Energy around the bedroom while you’re sleeping, creating restlessness and even worry. In Classical Feng Shui, we do not endorse mirrors in the bedroom where you can either see yourself when in bed or get in and out of the bed. If you’re having difficulty sleeping or wake up tired, I recommend reconsidering mirrors in your bedroom altogether or keeping them covered while sleeping. While Feng Shui mirrors can be associated with luck and prosperity, they can create clashing and conflicting Energy in the bedroom.
Maintaining Positive Chi
One valuable Feng Shui principle for better sleep that helps you to keep the positive Chi from escaping your bedroom…If you have an ensuite bathroom or there is a bathroom near your bedroom, it’s always a good Feng Shui practice to keep the toilet seat down and the door closed so that Chi doesn’t escape down your drains.
Feng Shui Plants for a good night’s Sleep
The topic of Feng Shui plants for the bedroom is a debated topic among Feng Shui experts. In my experience, plants are always a welcome addition to your Home and your bedroom when chosen carefully. Snake plants filter indoor air and are one of the few plants that convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night. Bamboo (one or three stalks) in the bedroom can bring balance and harmony to your life and relationships.
If you have more questions about Feng Shui for better sleep, I provide Residential Feng Shui Consultations to help you transform and optimize the Energy in your Home and your life.