More than one-third (35 percent) of adults in the United States do not get as much sleep per night as they should (at least seven hours per night).
Are you part of this group? Do you toss and turn all night long and struggle to fall asleep?
There are lots of reasons why you might have a hard time sleeping at night. Have you ever considered that the arrangement of the furniture in your bedroom could be throwing things off, though?
Read on to learn about proper bedroom feng shui to help you get a great night’s sleep.
You’ll be amazed at how much better your sleep gets with just a few simple adjustments!
What Is Feng Shui?
Before we get into the specific ways you can improve your bedroom feng shui, let’s quickly go over what feng shui actually is.
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice. It’s been used for thousands of years. Good feng shui is associated with all kinds of positive benefits, including good health and good fortune.
Feng shui is all about changing the placement of yourself and the objects in a specific space in order to balance the energies within that space.
Get Better Bedroom Feng Shui
Now, let’s get into the specific ways you can improve the feng shui of your bedroom. The following tips can help you turn your bedroom into a balanced, positive place that yields better health, more happiness, and better sleep.
Use a Good Headboard
A good, solid headboard is a must if you want to establish good feng shui in your bedroom.
Using a good headboard will provide you with protection and support while you sleep. For feng shui purposes, a good headboard is one that is solid and made of wood or upholstered.
Raise Your Bed Off the Ground
It’s best to raise your bed off the ground with nothing stored underneath it. Raising your bed off the ground allows energy to flow through the room in a more natural way and prevents blockages.
Move Your Bed
Place your bed in the feng shui commanding position. The is the area farthest away from and diagonal to the door. You should be able to see the door from your bed, but you don’t want to be lined up with it.
According to Chinese feng shui masters, being lined up with the door resembles being placed in a coffin that’s taken away feet-first.
If your feet line up with the door while you sleep, you’ll lose energy throughout the night and won’t wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
Balance Your Bed
Make sure there is balance with the furniture surrounding your bed as well. You ought to have two nightstands or other pieces of furniture on either side of the bed.
Your nightstands and the decorations placed on top of them don’t have to match, but it’s important for there to be a balance in order for you to rest well during the night.
Avoid Sharp Angles
Try not to have any sharp angles pointing toward you while you sleep.
This might include decorations, sharp corners of the wall, or sharp corners from your nightstands. Having sharp corners pointed at you causes attacking energy to come at you throughout the night.
Move Your Mirrors
Don’t place mirrors in a way that you can see yourself from your bed.
If your subconscious is aware of your reflection throughout the night, you’ll experience more fitful sleep. Move the mirrors away from your bed or cover them with a piece of fabric before you go to sleep.
Bonus Tips for Better Sleep
Improving the feng shui in your bedroom is a great first step to transforming the space and making it a place of rest. There’s more you can do to improve your sleep quantity and quality, though.
Try implementing these other tips, too, to ensure you wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated each morning:
Stop Using Screens Before Bed
Avoid exposing yourself to blue light from screens before you head to bed. Turn off the TV and stop scrolling through social media at least an hour before bedtime. If you must use these devices, at least wear a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses.
Stick to a Routine
Having a consistent bedtime routine will make it easier for you to send a signal to your body that it’s time for rest.
Try to go to bed and wake up at around the same time each day, even on weekends. Have a specific routine that you go through each night to help yourself relax before bed, too.
Cut Off Caffeine Early
The earlier you cut off caffeine for the day, the better.
Caffeine has a half-life of 5-6 hours. This means you might still feel its effects six hours after your last cup of coffee or caffeinated tea.
To avoid having caffeine disrupt your sleep, stop consuming it at least six hours before you plan to hit the hay.
Invest in a New Mattress
You may need to invest in a new, more comfortable mattress, too.
After all, if your mattress is lumpy and worn out, it doesn’t matter how well you’ve positioned your bed.
To make sure you’re getting a mattress that’s right for you, check out several mattress review sites to learn about the different options available to you.
Look for mattresses that you can test out in your home before committing, too. This will help you get a better idea of whether it’s a good fit for you and your sleep needs.
Improve Your Bedroom Feng Shui Today
As you can see, there are a lot of steps you can do to improve your bedroom feng shui and get a better night’s sleep.
Give these tips a try today and see which ones work best for you.
Do you want to learn more about rearranging your bedroom or changing up the look of other rooms in your house? If so, we’ve got lots of helpful resources for you available on our site.
Start by checking out the Bedroom section of the site today, then branch out and look at some of the other rooms if you get really inspired!