Sometimes, the way the bed is set just doesn't cut it, as it could leave you to toss and turn all night. Or maybe even go as far as ruining your whole lifestyle. The obvious solution would be to reposition your bed. However, random rearranging will just be a waste of time and energy.
Luckily, there's a great method to adopt that'll help you achieve that perfect bed position and that is "feng shui". It's a 4000 years old practice that involves improving your environment to ensure a positive lifestyle.
Read on as we give you tips to get your bed facing the right direction. As well as other tactics to ensure your bedroom is set up properly to support your lifestyle.
Tips To Get Your Bed Facing The Right Direction
Here are various feng shui bed positioning tips that will help you improve your lifestyle:
1. Place Your Bed In a Suitable Position Regarding The Position of The Door
What's behind the door is uncertainty. And uncertainty will leave you with an uneasy feeling. Which would ultimately tamper with your energy flow and ruin your bedroom experience. So to prevent this, you need to make your bedroom a more relaxing space, and the first action to take is to place your bed in a commanding position.
This means your bed's position should offer a good view of your bedroom with the doorway visible (this is mandatory).
Apart from being able to view the door, you should also prevent any part of your bed from facing the door. For instance, your bed must not be placed directly opposite your doorway. In such a way your legs shoot out towards the direction of the doorway. It's believed to only give you bad luck as it will absorb your energies away.
Video on how keep your bed in a commanding position:
2. Don't Place Your Bed Beside The Wall
Your body improves itself while you're asleep. However, if your bed happens to be placed on its side against a wall, your body's energy flow would be tampered with and thus prevent your body from improving properly. Another disadvantage is that there is only one entry and this can affect your relationship in terms of communication. It's even believed that this position can as well prevent the possibility of a new relationship.
What To Do
Make sure you're able to access the bed from both sides. The only part of the bed that must be touching the wall is the headboard. And if the room is quite small, you should still distance the sides of your bed even if the wall is a few inches away.
3. Keep your Bed From Facing The Mirror
It's best to keep your mirror far away from your bed or your bedroom, if possible. Because the mirror is said to drain you of your energy thus preventing you from charging up while you sleep. The mirror is also said to give off the presence of a third party. This could cause your relationship to struggle.
4. Avoid Placing The Topmost Part of Your Bed In Front of The Window
Placing your bed directly in front of your window can lead to restless nights as strong winds can be a pest. Also, setting up your bed like this is known to bring you bad luck. Because it has the same effect on your energies as a doorway would. Which is draining it. Thus depleting your daily willpower and negatively affecting your lifestyle as a whole.
The best alternative is to reposition your bed away from the window side. But if your room's not that large enough to accommodate a proper rearranging, you should attach a good headboard to improve its feng shui.
If you're not Into tall headboards, you can always secure your window with drapes or any other form of shade.
5. Do Not Position Your Bed Under a Hanging Object
Placing a large obstacle above your bed would drastically cut down your energy. Even if your bed happens to be positioned in a favorable direction. So, it's best to keep objects like beams, any lighting features, massive decor furniture, or ceiling fans away from your bed.
But if your situation does not permit any of these actions it's ok to make a compromise. For instance, your room could be too small to comfortably reposition your bed from a ceiling beam. You can always modify your bed to become a canopy bed. Which will help a lot in curtailing the bad energy that emanates from the ceiling beam. However, the canopy should consist of a thin layered piece of cloth.
Bed Directions and Their Effect on You
To save you the stress of repositioning your bed from one area of your bedroom to another, here are some tips to achieve that zen position:
During your youth or at the start of business or work life it's best to place the bed in the eastward direction. As it is the best one to harness your ambitious feelings and fuel your willpower. It also helps to promote growth in all your endeavors.
Because according to feng shui, the eastward direction keeps your mind active and effective throughout. Whilst gradually improving its creative prowess.
Note: however, this position comes at a price, which is your mind's ability to quiet down. So you're most likely to overthink, stress out overnight, or generally become restless.
Placing your bed in the westward direction is the best position to rest the brain. As it offers you the complete opposite of what facing the eastward direction provides. And that is a quiet night's sleep. Because in such a position your mind will be peaceful, free of worries and regrets.
Overall, this position offers a feeling of contentment. Making a great position if your career is going great. However, this form of comfort comes with some drawbacks, such as a noticeable drop in willpower and poor motivation.
This is one of the most dangerous directions to position your bed in if you're young, at the start, or in the prime of your career. Because it makes the mind restless. This is why it's known to various types of sleep disorders such as insomnia. And it can render you virtually unproductive.
However, it becomes a different experience if you're old or in the retiring stage of your career. As it would offer more calmness to your mind and thus your lifestyle.
Note: sleeping with your head facing north is considered the death position.
If you're sleeping with your head facing southwards you'll be filled with high energy which can affect your relationships negatively. As it could cause you to frequently argue with loved ones or roommates. However, this high and infectious energy from this sleeping position can be used to fuel your passion if a future occasion or current situation may require it.
Facing North East
If you're tossing and turning on your bed, it is probably because you're sleeping with your head facing this direction. As the North-Eastern position is known for surging your body with aggressive energy. Bound to keep your mind up and active. This could be a great advantage if your day job requires you to wake up during early hours.
Facing North West
This bed direction offers the exact opposite of what the North-Eastern direction provides. And that is deeply satisfying sleep. So in a corporate setting, this sleeping direction is best for CEOs, presidents, and various forms of leaders. Because it offers energy that improves leadership traits.
Facing South West
The southwest direction offers calm energy which will help improve your relationships. As you'd be having fruitful and peaceful interactions with loved ones. But this bed position comes with a catch which is you'll end up being too cautious with your day-to-day activities. Which can make you an overthinker.
Facing South East
This bed direction will help improve your creativity gradually. Which will aid your communication skills and daily productivity.
Get Your Compass Ready…
By now you should know that sleeping in the westwards direction will ensure a peaceful night but a heavy drop in willpower. While sleeping eastwards provides one with enough willpower but a slightly hectic night sleep. Are both great for your younger days, as you'll need to relax more or work more in such periods of your life.
Other directions such as North and South are great for the later stages of your life or career. But extremely dangerous for your younger days. Whilst in-betweens such as North West and North East offer powerful energies that'll provide you with deep sleep and insane amounts of willpower respectively.
South West and South East on the other hand are generally great for relationships and creativity.