How to Use Feng Shui to Sleep Better 

The Feng Shui tips I use to sleep better include essential oils, magnesium, clean air, calmly decorated and clutter-free bedroom and black-out blinds.

As a holistic interior designer, I use various Feng Shui elements to create healthy homes as part of my practice. I have found that incorporating the philosophy of Feng Shui in my bedtime rituals helps me sleep better.

Many obvious things affect our sleep, such as stress, having a young baby or illness. However, there are things that we aren’t aware of contributing to a bad night’s sleep: such as allergies, fluctuating hormones, light sensitivity and negative energy.

 

Sleep Seems to get Harder the Older You Get 

Like many people, when I was younger, I didn’t have any trouble sleeping, and before I had my children, I slept like a log. Fast forward twenty years I now have a whole bedtime ritual in which my friend and I often laugh about what we have to do to sleep better.

Not getting to sleep isn’t a problem for me; staying asleep is the issue. I rise with the sun, which means 4am wake-up calls in the summertime. Also, as a 45-year-old woman, I am at the pre-menopause stage in life, where sleep is further aggravated by troublesome hormones waking me up in the middle of the night.

7 Feng Shui Tips to Sleep Better 

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1. Essential Oils

Essential oils have transformed my life. I stumbled upon a sleep spray in Barcelona with my cousin for my 40th. Even though we went out later than I usually would, using the sleep spay helped me sleep really well.

From that moment on I have used a sleep spray every night, just a couple of sprays on the pillow helps me to get off to sleep.

And when I wake up in the middle of the night, I use an essential oil roll on that you pop on the inside of your wrists which helps me get back off to sleep.

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2. Purify the air 

Even when it’s cold, I open my patio doors as often as possible because it’s vital to replenish stagnant air. Pollutants build up from synthetic fibres on bedding and carpets and cause allergic reactions such as a stuffy nose or sore eyes when you wake up in the morning. Also, I use a Himalayan salt lamp in my bedroom because it removes toxins from the air and helps me sleep better. 

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3. Colour

In Feng, Shui colour is connected with vibrations of energy. Colours associated with nature are best, such as blues and greens, and will help you sleep better. Blue is a tranquil colour that helps eliminate stress and aids a night of peaceful sleep. While green is balancing and calming – just think about how grounding it feels to be amongst the trees when you are in nature.

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4. Position of the bed 

The correct position of your bed in Feng Shui is essential. Your bed shouldn’t be directly facing a door because this position is said to drain your energy while you sleep. Furthermore, to help you sleep better, you should see the door from your bed so that you can see if anyone tries to enter the room.

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5. Clear the Clutter 

When the bedroom is full of clutter, it creates negative energy in the room– this cannot be seen but can be felt. Energy stagnates in cupboards, wardrobes and cluttered corners – this negative energy impacts the way we feel and affects our sleep. Clutter is considered one of the top offenders in Feng Shui, so to sleep better, clear the clutter.

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6. Black-out solutions 

Black-out blinds are fantastic for blocking the early morning sunrise – these are an absolute must-have for me. I live in a period property with glass above the doors, so light escapes here as well. 

The solution to this problem is a black-out material that you can cut to shape which blacks out the light that seeps through. The material is non-toxic and comes with Velcro fasteners, so you can remove the material from the window so that the room isn’t blacked out all day. 

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7. Vitamins 

As a vegetarian, I find it impossible to get all the vitamins I need from food, so I take vitamin supplements. I take Vitamin B12 to support my nervous system and Vitamin D to support my immune system. I recently started taking magnesium because it helps pre-menopausal and menopausal women with sleep, and I have to say it works exceptionally well.

Please note that I am sharing what works for me and if you are concerned about vitamin deficiency, please seek medical advice. 

In Conclusion 

Sleep issues affect us all at some point in our lives, but it can get very grating when it becomes a daily problem. Personally, I didn’t want to take medication, and I have found that a holistic approach is better. Everything discussed I actually do myself, and they help me sleep better. 

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