Are you surprised to learn that a huge percentage of Americans suffer from lack of sleep?
Sleeplessness has been connected to everything from a lackluster love life to a wide range of physical and emotional health problems – and now it’s even been found to be associated with weight gain and the obesity epidemic.
If you suffer from insomnia Feng Shui offers many adjustments to help you make a change for the better.
Here are seven Feng Shui steps you can take to give yourself — and the people you love — the gift of deep, healthy sleep, every night.
1. Remove the mirrors from your bedroom. This is my #1 Tip because I have seen it help so much, over and over again. Look around for places to relocate them: in the hallway, on the back of a door in another room, or in your entryway.
2. Either remove the TV or cover it up so it won’t “call out to you” when it’s time for sleep. TV’s emit so much energy that they keep your room awake 24/7; their lights always seem to be flickering; and they’re so reflective that it almost feels as though there’s another mirror in the room.
3. In the same vein, remove all the books from your bedroom to a place where their stimulating nature will be welcomed – your office or living room, for instance.
4. Make your bed every day. An unmade bed reminds you of the stresses in your life, while a neatly-made bed welcomes you each night with a feeling of serenity and peace.
5. Learn to meditate. Meditation is a natural relaxation technique that comes to your aid when you find yourself tossing and turning. At night, tap into your meditative state by using earplugs that help you get in touch with your own breathing – much better than counting sheep!
6. Cover your bedside clock when you sleep to remove its insistent, high-pressure reminder of the passage of time.
7. Place your bed in Feng Shui’s Command Position, the spot in your bedroom where you feel most in control. When you’re easily able to see the door, your defensive instincts will naturally relax, helping you to sleep through the night.
And don’t forget to get some exercise. Surprise your dog with an extra 15 minutes’ walk, climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator, walk home from work.
If you can sneak in a few extra moments of moving around each day, you’ll be that much more tired when it’s time for bed.
Use Feng Shui to take charge of your sleep life, and your whole world will change for the better.
What are your secrets for getting a good night’s sleep?