Restorative sleep along with the right water, air, and nutrition is important to health and well-being. We perform under our ability to take on the requirements of life if we don’t get a good night’s sleep.
The impacts of extended deprivation of poor sleep should not be underestimated, and can result in issues such as an increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, hormone imbalances, and premature aging. University of Minnesota Medical School neurology professor, Mark Mahowald states that any extent of sleep deprivation decreases mental function, and “one whole night of not being able to sleep is that same as being impaired in a simulated driving test due to a high alcohol level in your blood.”
Can sleep by improved by harnessing the power of Feng Shui?
The answer to that is a resounding Yes! If you’re fed up not getting enough sleep, an expert in Feng Shui can suggest some basic modifications to your bedroom which will make a huge difference in the way you sleep. A Feng Shui expert with several years of experience in this fine ancient art knows how the “chi”or energy that moves around us can affect our health and well-being. Irritability and discomfort that prevent tranquil sleep can occur if chi is blocked in our environment.
Feng Shui is growing in demand in all aspects of life in the Western world. A Feng Shui expert can provide you with really useful tips that you can instantly apply to your bedroom to bring about the desperately needed deep sleep that you’re looking for. The following is a list of frequently asked questions or FAQs about how Feng Shui can affect a person’s quality of sleep
Question 1, how does “bad” or “good” Feng Shui affect sleep?
Answer: There is a close link between your quality of sleep and your environment. In Feng Shui, you work with chi, and the deliberate arrangement and clearing of objects can enable the reduction of the negative and the smooth movement of positive energy in your room. Feng Shui is designed to work with the positive energy circulation in your bedroom to promote quality sleep. And while Feng Shui’s effects are not visible to the naked eye, they can affect your overall health and the quality of your sleep by directly influencing your own energy field.
Question 2, can you provide some tips about the bedroom furniture in my room?
Answer: Do not place any furniture or objects with protruding sharp corners around your bed. In order to improve your personal chi, place your bed in such a way that the door can be seen while you’re in bed, but far away enough and placed in such as way that the bed is not aligned with the door. Use solid wooden headboards to promote positive chi around your head. Having a bed with the mattress raised above the floor is a good way to support the positive flow of chi.
As much as possible, do not sleep under a slanted roof or under heavy ceiling beams that can bear down the chi in your room. Exclude any busy pictures with a lot of people or any depressing or sad art in your bedroom. The objective is to have a relaxing and clear room as possible to bring in good chi.
Question 3, can the color of my bedroom affect my sleep?
Answer: Yes, very much; in Feng Shui, the appropriate use of color is a huge factor that can significantly affect your sleep and the chi of your room. Avoid a room that’s painted bright orange or red as they are highly energizing colors that can prevent you from getting good quality asleep. Select beige or soft cream or blue or green color or any other comforting pastel colors that can help promote calmness and healing.
Question 4, are there any items in my bedroom that can interfere with my sleep?
Answer. A wireless or plugged-in device or any electronic gadget or electrical appliance that discharges harmful radiation energy or EMFs (electromagnetic fields) should be taken out of your bedroom as far away as possible. We advise that your remove your electronic alarm clock, TV, electric blanket, computer, and cell phone out of your room or at least, as far away from your bed as possible. Research proves that the cells in your body can be greatly affected by EMF energy, and reduce the levels of melatonin in your body. Low melatonin has been shown to contribute significantly to inadequate sleep and other health issues. Too much EMF exposure can interfere with your circadian rhythms, and simply removing these gadgets from your place of sleep may be your best way to attain good quality sleep.
Question 5, what other things should I remove from my bedroom to get good sleep?
Answer: After clearing those harmful electronic/electrical devices, you then need to clear out any excess items and furniture and clutter that besides gathering dust, tend to obstruct the flow of good chi. A clutter-riddled bedroom can cause chi to stagnant which can create a distracting and busy environment. Make sure to remove items on the closet, corners, and under the bed. A smooth flow of positive chi does not adhere to the motto, “out of sight, out of mind”, and the energy of your room will be thrown off by the useless clutter that’s been piling up in your room for a while. If you desire peaceful sleep, you need to achieve a clear space for “Zen”.
Next, take into account the lighting in your bedroom after clearing up the dust and clutter in your room. Are the coverings in your window keeping your room adequately dark at night? The production of melatonin, that’s vital to sleep, rises naturally in the dark and can be affected by exposure to sunlight. Keep your room as dark as possible and block out any outside light to guarantee healthy levels of melatonin that can bring about sleep.
Question 6, are there any final tips that can help me sleep better?
Answer: Aromatherapy diffusers such as tea tree, pine, or eucalyptus oil coupled with fresh cool air, are great Feng Shui tools for clearer breathing and improving air quality. Also recommended are soft lightings like salt lamps. At night keep all doors closed, including the en-suite bathroom door, closet, and bedroom door.
Treat your bedroom as a sanctuary that can help recharge your body. The aim of Feng Shui is to promote a peaceful and tranquil bedroom as well as harmony and balance for good quality sleep whilst also facilitating a healthy flow of positive chi.
“Heather Shultz Acupuncture
100 Brick Rd Suite 212
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 452-1782