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Feng Shui Tips for A Good Night's Sleep

Feng Shui Tips for A Good Night's Sleep

Feng Shui Tips for A Good Night's Sleep
Calming colours are associated with ‘yin’. Earth tones like blues, greens and browns are recommended for bedrooms. (Dreamstime)

Every one of us looks forward to a restful night's sleep after a hectic and tiring day at work. The kind of sleep environment can have a positive or a negative impact on your mental as well as physical health. To achieve a healthier you, an effective Feng Shui bedroom thus is an essential tool. It will help you in creating a Zen for a peaceful night's sleep at home.

MakaaniQ gives you some tips to Feng Shui your bedroom.

Avoid clutter

A cluttered room, with unmanned closets, bed storage and even things spread across, blocks the flow of energy and chaos that could lead to restless thoughts in your mind. Most of us read to put ourselves to sleep, but, too many books are not ideal to be placed in a bedroom. Similarly, keep electronics like computers, TV or music sets out of the room as these stimulate the brain and thus, don't let your mind rest.

Suitable bed placement

Place the beds as per Feng Shui. This includes the area further from the door or diagonally from the door, but not in line with it. Avoid placing the bed against the same wall as the door, in line with balcony doors or bathroom doors or directly below a window. If you cannot avoid its alignment with the door, be sure to smartly cover-up the error with an appropriate piece of furniture between the bed and the door. Check if there are no sharp edges pointing at you while you sleep as this catches the Sha Chi or the attacking energy.

Dim the lights

Bright light can interrupt the onset of sleep. Begin dimming the lighting couple of hours before going to bed. This would make your inner clock move towards sleep. Candles are known to be best feng shui bedroom lighting as they tend to clear away the negative energy and set up a warm, cosy and healing atmosphere.

Bedroom colours

Calming colours are associated with 'yin'. Earth tones like blues, greens and browns are recommended for bedrooms. Add touches of lighter shades viz. peach, coral, burgundy or purple in the upholstery like sheets, pillows or curtains. Avoid brighter yang colours such as reds or yellows which hinder the sleep.

Bring nature indoors

Add elements of nature into your room by placing greens on the window, a collection of sea shells, or even a piece of art depicting nature's beauty. But, according to Feng Shui, it is advisable to skip water features like aquarium, fish tanks or pictures of waters or rivers in the bedroom. Also, don't go overboard with too many plants and flowers and keep them out of your line of vision while lying on the bed.

Power of scents

Experts suggest getting a diffuser with essential oils preferably of orange and lavender which are beneficial for relaxing and de-stressing. Other options could be sandalwood, vanilla, rose, cinammon, chamomile, bergamot and honey. Have aromatherapy done on your sheets by spraying an all-natural linen spray. Do not use artificial air fresheners which are in fact loaded with chemicals.

Last Updated: Tue Apr 11 2017

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