Is your bedroom a peaceful haven for rest and romance, that allows you to emerge feeling refreshed and renewed?
Feng Shui influences us all of the time, but the Feng Shui of a bedroom is particularly important. Not only do we spend around 50-60 hours per week in our bedroom (compared to 20-40 hours or less at our desk), but while we sleep our body tries to heal itself from the stresses and traumas of the day. So, it is imperative that the energy within the bedroom is positive, as any negativity will have an adverse effect on a person’s health and vitality. This is why the location energy of the bedroom (the unseen energy) is paramount!
Help your Child Sleep
If the Energy is not right in the bedroom then your child will not go to sleep!
Does your child resist going to bed?
Is your child waking up a lot during the night?
Avoid sleeping under beams or other things “hanging down” from your bedroom ceiling (including over head cupboards)
Mirrors are only a problem if the mirror faces your bed and you can see your face and upper body in the reflection whilst in bed.
Bedroom colours - colours such as pastel shades and nothing too bright or loud, the same applies to bed covers and furniture.
When it's time to sleep, make sure the room is dark in order to release Melatonin.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that helps regulate your sleep cycle. Melatonin production is controlled by light exposure. Your brain should secrete more in the evening, when it’s dark, to make you sleepy.
Keep your room cool. The temperature of your bedroom also affects sleep. Most people sleep best in a slightly cool room (around 65° F or 18° C) with adequate ventilation. A bedroom that is too hot or too cold can interfere with quality sleep.
Relaxing rituals before you hit the bed
Read a book or magazine by a soft light
Take a warm bath
Listen to soft music
Do some easy stretches
Avoid heavy food and cut down on caffeine!
The best place for your bed to ensure a great night sleep will be based on
Firstly, the location energy of your room and it’s affects on your well-being. If the location energy is not right, children will sense it first and not want to go to bed and health issues can arise.
Secondly, the architecture and the internal surroundings.
The direction in which you sleep is so important and is different for everyone; know your best direction to ensure a great night sleep!
Problems that can arise when you don't get a good night sleep
People who suffer with sleep deprivation could also be in danger of putting on weight!
Chairman of BANNTT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) Miguel Toribio-Mateas, said in a statement
Gaining Weight - “Sleep deprivation enhances neuronal activity in certain areas of the brain linked to our innate reward system”. So when our bodies are deprived of sleep, we are more inclined to be drawn to sugary or fatty foods to help relieve feelings of fatique!
Chronic Stress - It was also stated “lack of sleep also seems to have an effect on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity which determined how well our body is able to metabolise energy from foods containing carbohydrates”. It also stated in the Irish Examiner on the 7th September 2012 that “Richard Burton, director of the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health (IINH) agrees “Lack of sleep causes chronic stress, which in turn mucks up our homeostasis (internal regulation)”.
Increase in diabetes - Dr Bernadette Carr, medical director of VHI says "studies have shown that too little sleep or sleep patterns that are inconsistent with our bodies internal clock can lead to an increase in diabetes and obesity".
Dervilla Griffin owner of Feng Shui Matters is considered by many to be one of the top Feng Shui Masters in service today. Her ideology is both intuitive and scientific as she possesses the psychic ability to connect with your home and those living there. Dervilla is also known as the "Hearing Feng Shui Master" due to her sensitive hearing and can calculate with precision the correct course of action needed to bring about genuine alignment both within the home and those dwelling there.
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