Feng Shui and Sleep

With today's fast-paced lifestyles, sleep is something we fantasise about, yet something that eludes many of us. The answers to your sleep related problems could lie with Feng Shui. But, what is

Feng Shui?

        Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement. It is said to instill positivity in one's life, bringing good health, wealth and luck. It helps overcome sleep problems too, by relieving mental chaos and harmonising the environment.

        Feng Shui revolves around the concept of Chi. Simply put, Chi is 'vital energy', which has two opposites - Yin and Yang. While Yin emanates a soothing feeling and calmness, Yang follows the active and energising pattern.

        By merely redesigning your bedroom the Feng Shui way, you can troubleshoot sleep related problems. Here's how…


•   Remove clutter from your room. A cluttered room clutters the mind, preventing free flow of Chi. And a cluttered mind works against good sleep.

•   Place your bed diagonally across the door to have the most commanding view of the doorway. It will make you feel less vulnerable and

help you sleep better.


•   Sleep in your own bed.

Sharing the bed may transfer

the other person's 'negative

energy' to you.

Colours have special significance in Feng Shui. Red brings luck. Green signifies freshness, growth and peace. Yellow is for longevity. Use muted colours in the bedroom to create a peaceful atmosphere.

•   Today, due to the scarcity of space, you either store your stuff under the bed or opt for bed boxes. This prevents Chi from flowing freely around you, affecting sleep. Ensure uncluttered space below the bed.


•   Electronic items such as computers and fax machines or even television sets can produce too much Yang energy and disturb sleep patterns.


•   According to Feng Shui masters,

do not keep an aquarium or

pictures of waterfalls or the sea in

your bedroom. It causes



    Try Feng Shui. It has worked like magic for many people and it could work for you too.