Feng Shui For A Rejuvenating Night’s Sleep
Creating the proper energy in your bedroom can have a huge affect on your sleep. The principals of Feng Shui can be used to promote a peaceful and secure environment that allows for a sleep that rejuvenates the way it should.
Let air circulate through the room – An open window or at very least a fan, distributes air and energy through a room. Try to rejuvenate the air in your room before bed so that energy can flow freely while you sleep.
Remove Clutter From the Bedroom – Cluttered nightstands, closets, or dressers create a similar environment to the cluttered thoughts that race through your mind on an endless track, keeping you awake at night. Removing this clutter will promote relaxation and calmness as you fall into your dreams. Also, be mindful of the clutter that may be under your bed, as it is best to remove those items. Ensure you are not sleeping over anything that is a reminder of bad memories or problems, as this causes negative energy and thus produces a bad night’s sleep.
Unplug – Electronics and the lights they emit can cause damage to your sleep cycle and prevent you from falling asleep or having a restful sleep. Unplugging and separating from your electronics allows you to relax before you sleep. Try to shut off the tv, computer, and put away your phone 1 to 2 hours before bedtime. Try reading a book before bed to unwind your mind and body and help you to feel sleepy.
Ground Yourself – The earth element pulls energy downwards; this promotes feelings of safety and security, which will allow you to have a more peaceful and restful sleep. Earth toned colours, sandy brown or light yellows promote this energy as well as earth materials, stones, crystals, or clay pieces. Having a few grounding elements in your bedroom allow for a more peaceful sleep.
Lighting that dims – Allowing the light to dim as it does in nature can aid in promoting a more restful sleep. Bright lights keep your mind awake and prevent you from falling asleep with ease. Dim lights as the sun sets lower behind the horizon and continue to do so until you crawl into bed. If you do not have diming lights, you can mimic a similar effect by changing from overhead lights to lamps, as the light is not as bright.
Once you have followed these steps, you will be ready for a rejuvenated night’s sleep. Try practicing these steps each night before you go to bed, to incorporate a healthy bedtime routine.
Jill Taylor, USC™, UFSC™
Certified UltimateStager™ & Feng Shui Specialist
Manager of Student Experience & Tutoring