Do you get a good night’s sleep?

Your bedroom needs to be your special sanctuary. It needs to be a place you go for rest, renewal and nurture.

by Joy Abrams — 

Sleep is vital to your health and well-being. It is a time of renewal for you and your energy levels. If you continue to short yourself on adequate sleep with the thought that you will make it up another time, you are fooling yourself.

There are some reasons from a feng shui perspective that you might not be getting adequate sleep and the needed rest you are yearning for.

Your bedroom needs to be your special sanctuary. It needs to be a place you go for rest, renewal and nurture. Everything in your bedroom should exude rest.

Here are some tips to help you achieve the peace you deserve.

  • Pillows need to be comfortable, and make sure to sleep on your favorite sheets. Your mattress should be turned over regularly, as well.
  • Your bedroom must exude yin energy; that is, it needs to have peaceful colors. Avoid bright colors. Muted and pastel colors are most appropriate to help induce rest.
  • Avoid having desks and computers in your bedroom because they always remind you of the bills you need to pay and other responsibilities that could keep you up at night and promote anxiety.
  • Avoid having a television in the bedroom, as it produces too much yang (bright) energy. It can affect your sleep even when turned off. If you must have one, keep it covered and unplug it when not in use.
  • Avoid lighting that is too bright in the bedroom. Make sure your bedroom is sufficiently lit, but not overly so. Soft lampshades are fine, but avoid spotlights.

Finally, if you are experiencing sleep problems, look at your diet and exercise regimen. Remember that the foods you consume and the exercise you partake in must have balance from a yin-and-yang perspective. Learn about these aspects and make some minor alterations in your lifestyle. These small changes will guarantee you the good night’s sleep you deserve.


Joy Abrams, M.A., FSII, is an international author, feng shui yoga master and empowerment specialist. Her seminars provide ASID credits to designers, and she does feng shui consultations for corporations and private residences. or 602-791-5223.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 28, Number  3, Jun/July 2009.

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