7 Feng Shui Tips to Make Your Bedroom More Sleep-Friendly …

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Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese science that was developed more than 3,000 years ago. The two words ‘Feng’ and ‘Shui’ mean ‘wind’ and ‘water’. Since both these elements are associated with good health and fortune, good Feng Shui aims to restore balance of energy to a living space so as to facilitate the flow of good fortune. If you’ve been complaining about poor sleep off late, Feng Shui comes to your rescue with some tips that will make your bedroom more slumber friendly. Let’s get started on making some changes to your bedroom.

1. Reduce Clutter

Reduce Clutter

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According to Feng Shui a messy space represents unfinished business which leads to an over anxious state of mind. For this reason, reduce clutter in your bedroom – pack everything away into boxes or baskets, stack the books away neatly, and put away all your clothes into the cupboard. The less clutter there is in your room, the better for your sleep cycle.

2. Bring in Living Chi

Bring in Living Chi

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Plants symbolize ‘living chi’ or ‘living energy’. In addition, Chinese believe that they are instrumental in inviting ‘health chi’ into the bedroom. Besides, studies indicate that simply looking at lush green plants help significantly in lowering blood pressure. If you don’t have a green thumb you can make do with silk plants, provided you don’t allow them to gather dust and clean them regularly.

3. Make Yourself Feel Good

Make Yourself Feel Good

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If you want your bedroom to be truly restorative and soothing, it’s quite okay for you to go ahead and indulge your senses a bit. Throw in a plush rug, buy a few satin bed sheets, or invest in a mattress you can sink into. You could also try aromatherapy to help calm you down.

4. Do It in Twos

Do It in Twos

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Pair up the items in your bedrooms. It creates a sense of harmony. For this reason, have matching pictures, lamps, arm chairs or tables.

5. Get Rid of the Plasma TV

Get Rid of the Plasma TV

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Studies reveal that television can disturb your sleep even when they are turned off. The electromagnetic fields generated by them, or for that matter any other gadgets, such as computers and wireless devices can interfere with brain signals, thereby disrupting your sleep. Therefore, keep your bedroom free of electronic gadgets and gizmos.

6. Use Mirrors

Use Mirrors

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Feng Shui makes use of mirrors to invite good fortune into the bedroom. Place a big round mirror above the headboard. It relaxes the eye and reduces tension. Placing a mirror at the foot of the bed or on the left and right sides doubles the image and provides you with a sense of expansion and completion.

7. Use Peaceful and Relaxing Colors

Use Peaceful and Relaxing Colors

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The best way to create a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom is by using colors that don’t excite your brain too much such as bright reds or yellows. Blue and green are known as Ying colors and considered perfect for bedrooms. You can spice them up by using dark earthy tones such as deep maroon, chocolate brown, or dark beige as accents.

Get started on these Feng Shui tips and you are sure to see a change for the better. Got any more tips of your own on how you turned your bedroom into a relaxing haven?

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