Margie was an emergency room nurse. She knew she was making a difference, like the time she held a woman’s hand that was terrified because she was traveling, away from home and came into the emergency room hemorrhaging. Margie was calm, held the woman’s hand, wiped away her tears, and talked with the woman until she was calm.
Margie called me for help. She had was not sleeping through the night. Often, she would wake up to go to the bathroom, get back in bed only to toss and turn. Her sleeplessness was beginning to cause health problems.
There are many factors that contribute to insomnia and the design of your surroundings is one of the contributors. If you get everything else taken care of and you do not address the energy of your surroundings you will still have insomnia problems.
The goal of Feng Shui is to keep the energy flowing through your surroundings. When that happens you are healthy, happy, and prosperous.
There are many design details in a bedroom that impact sleep. These are 3 levels of design to watch for:
If your room has too much furniture or the furniture is too big for the space the energy cannot flow and the result is clutter, slow moving energy which can lead to sleep problems.
Is the room disorganized, your stuff is everywhere – on top of the dresser, on the floor, drawers are crammed full, the closet is stuffed, the nightstand is messy, and books are stacked on the floor waiting to be read. This in some
Are there clothes scattered around your bedroom? These fit into the clutter category and can impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep.
Bedroom colors should be soothing to the soul. Soothing colors are subtle shades of green, blue, tan, and pink which help to calm the nervous system, helping to reduce insomnia.
Reds, oranges, and yellows excite the nervous system and make sleep more difficult.
You could paint your bedroom a neutral color and add soothing accents as pillows, bedspread, and artwork.
Where the bedroom located in the home, visible beams, placement of the bed, and storage under the bed all impact insomnia.
A bedroom towards the back of the house, away from the street is the quietest and most relaxing for your nervous system.
Many bedrooms have visible beams on the ceiling as design features. Energetically, the beam puts heavy pressure on whatever is beneath it. If your bed is under a beam, you may find it difficult to sleep through the night.
The ideal placement of the bed is to have the head of the bed against a wall that is facing the door and furthest from the door, allowing you to see the door while lying in bed. This allows your nervous system to completely relax, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
The goal of Feng Shui is to keep the energy flowing through your space. Energy flows around your surroundings even while you sleep. It is best to have nothing under your bed so the energy can flow freely and help rejuvenate you as you sleep.
I have worked with people that have incorporated these 3 levels of design to find they got a full night’s sleep.
Margie had a beam in her bedroom above her bed. The pressure of the beam was across the middle of her body, causing discomfort and adding to her insomnia. She did not have her bed in the ideal placement either, another design detail that can contribute to sleeplessness. When she moved her bed to the ideal placement she was no longer under the beam. She called to tell me after those Feng Shui adjustments she was sleeping through the night.