Feng shui has a long history of improving all aspects of people’s lives. Having better sleep can also be achieved with the proper practice of feng shui in the bedroom. Here are some of the most important dos and don’ts.
What is Feng Shui
Feng shui is both an art and a craft. Ancient Chinese sciences have been improving everyone’s lives for centuries. They are based on the Book of Changes (Yi Jing), which states that everything is energy. Qi is a Chinese word for universal lifeforce energy that is constantly changing. The art of feng shui lies in decorating and furniture to create a positive flow of Qi. Feng shui was found to improve health, relationships, and even financial status. There are many aspects of one’s life feng shui can help with, including improving your sleep. It’s all about the flow of energy in your bedroom, and what items it holds.
Before you start even considering feng shui for your home, you should first declutter it. Having a cluttered home can bring so much uneasiness to our daily lives. This is why you need to take a good look at all your items around the house and ask yourself if you need it. There are some cool minimalist decluttering challenges that may be a good fit if you’re trying to make your home or bedroom more calming. Decluttering your home will also help you focus on feng shui without the hassle of doing it while you’re planning your bedroom layout for perfect sleep. Declutter first, Feng Shui second.
Your bed is the key
The position and the type of bed you choose will have the biggest impact on the quality of your sleep. Firstly, make sure the top of your head is against a solid wall or at least toward a wall with a window that doesn’t have any drafts if possible. This position reduces the movement of Qi so you can end up having quality sleeping time. Secondly, the bed you choose is equally important for better sleep. Beds with solid wood frames like the ones at City Mattress are thought to have a big impact on the quality of sleep. In addition to this, beds with multiple panels or beds with built-in storage should be avoided as this is considered bad feng shui for the bedroom.
Mind the decorations
Once you’re done decluttering, it’s time to get down to business. One of the most notable things you can do to improve your sleep with feng shui is to be very careful about how you decorate your bedroom. Decorations are a common feature in a bedroom and even though they may seem aesthetically pleasing, they won’t do much to improve your sleep. Some of the common things you should avoid are mirrors, plants, and water. According to feng shui experts, mirrors reflect energy around a space, which can significantly disrupt sleep. Plants, even though they may be calming, are considered to have very strong energy, which can unbalance the room. Finally, be sure to avoid fountains, and pictures of water as these won’t have calming energy.
Feng shui is a great option if you’re having trouble with your sleep. Just be sure to follow through with these tips.