Feng Shui Your Bedroom for Better Sleep
Do you suffer from restless nights spent tossing and turning? Feng Shui can help create a bedroom sanctuary that soothes you right into dream world. The basic principle is to bring into balance whatever is out of balance. This can create a bedroom that promotes healing and relaxation, leaving you feeling rested with positive energy when you wake.
Invest in a Headboard
A good headboard stabilizes your bedroom, offering protective and supportive energy. Ensure you opt for not only a sturdy headboard but also one that has a gentle feel made from solid wood or upholstery! When your headboard is attached to the bed and in proportion, you will feel secure and sheltered throughout the night.
Make Your Bed
Can the state of your sheets really affect your sleep? According to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, people who make their bed every day or almost every day are 19% more likely to get a good night’s sleep, compared to those who don’t! This is because an unmade bed may not bring closure to the act of sleeping in the morning, affecting your nighttime rituals when you should be pulling back the covers, signaling you to go to sleep.
Clear the Chaos
Monsters may not be the only thing hiding under your bed and keeping you awake at night! Your storage situation may be the problem, preventing energy from flowing freely. If underneath your bed has become a dumping ground for clothing, shoes, books and exercise equipment, try clearing out some clutter! A storage bed that is elevated off the ground is a great option if you require your bed to be involved in storage.
Exercise Your Green Thumb
Believe it or not, plants are great for sleep! Not only do they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen at night, their colours soothe and promote good energy. Quite often, a simple plant is all you need to shift energy in a room from stressed and anxiety-ridden to calm and collected!
No to Electronics
Guilty of that late-night scroll on Instagram or Facebook? Electronics such as smartphones, laptops and TVs delay and disrupt restful sleep because they release electromagnetic energy. It’s best to keep these out of the bedroom, but if you must use your phone for an alarm clock, keep it 5-10 feet away from your bed. This will not only help with limiting direct exposure to electromagnetic energy, but it will also force you to get up out of bed to physically use your phone.