Margie was an emergency room nurse. She knew she was making a difference, like when she held a terrified woman’s hand 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 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. She was cranky, scattered, and exhausted.
Many factors contribute to insomnia, and the design of your surroundings is one of the contributors. If you get everything else taken care of and do not address your surroundings' energy, 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 three 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, leading 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.
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, making sleep more difficult.
You could paint your bedroom a neutral color and add soothing accents like pillows, bedspread, and artwork.
Where the bedroom is 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 facing the door and furthest from the door, allowing you to see the door while lying in bed. This allows your nervous system to relax completely, 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 three levels of design to find they got a whole 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. She was no longer under the beam when she moved her bed to the ideal placement. She called to tell me after those Feng Shui adjustments, she slept through the night.
Nancy Dadami is known for blending the energy of the outer world with the power of the inner world, creating a sacred container for inner peace, personal growth, and well-being.
Nancy’s mission and commitment are to empower women in their relationships with Self and others, which she does through Intuitive Painting, and Feng Shui, courses, and personal growth.
“When one person is empowered, everyone is uplifted.”
In addition to being an Artist, Certified Creatively Fit Coach, and Red Thread Intentional Creativity Guide, Nancy uses her Feng Shui master’s training to cultivate sacred space within and around clients. Visit her website here