Bed Position Feng Shui North
Does the position in which you sleep actually affect the amount and quality of sleep that you have?
Why do we NEED sleep?
Believe it or not, even though getting enough sleep is one of the most often heard pieces of medical advice, scientists still don't know why we need to sleep. Sleep psychologist at the University of California in Berkley says: "Why we sleep at all is a strange bastion of the unknown."
Yet you and I know that when we don't get sleep, we start to look and feel much worse. And on top of that, even finding the time to get the 7-9 hours we need, can feel rather difficult if we are faced with sleep problems or insomnia.
Well, now new research has some scientists wondering if our sleep positions may have something to do getting enough and the right kind of sleep.
Sleep Positions May Affect Quality of Sleep
While the evidence is all there that getting a good night sleep is really important to your health and well being, does the magnetic direction in which we align ourselves for sleep (i.e., North, South, East or West) effect the kind of sleep we receive AND how much of it we get?
Answers from Eastern Medicine
Eastern medicinal practices and science agree about the importance of a healthy sleep pattern for continued well being. When it comes to sleep positions, the traditional practices offer practical advice based upon centuries of their use.
The Indian Ayurvedic tradition believes that sleep positions decide the kind of energy we want coming into our life, with sleeping facing the East and South being the most beneficial.
Vishnu Purana, considered one of the most important Hindu religions texts, says: "It is beneficial to lie down with the head placed eastward or southward. The man who lies down with his head placed in contrary directions becomes diseased."
The Chinese Feng Shui system, a 3, 000-year old art and sciene of placing objects in a space for optimal energy and health, also has something to say about sleep. In Feung Shui, the location of your bedroom in the house and the direction of your bedroom furniture is more important to the free flow of positive energy and so is critical to getting good sleep. However, in the case of Feung Shui, you might change the direction of your bed depending upon whether you wanted to improve your health, prosperity or your relationship.