Get a good night’s sleep and enjoy a good night’s rest by setting up your bedroom correctly. Many people think that the quality of sleep depends only on the comfort of the mattress, the colour of the walls of the room or the light that enters it. This is usually true, but you should also know that the orientation of your bed can also affect your sleep. So, should you orient the headboard of your bed to the North, South or East? This article will tell you more!

The importance of sleep


Just like the importance of food, water and air to our health, sleep is also an essential element for our well-being. Sleep occupies, on average, one-third of our time, and depriving ourselves of it, even for a short time, could be detrimental to our health and affect the brain’s analytical capacity.

Designing the bedroom

To optimize sleep, improve the decoration of the room to make it a place of rest. Opt for a sober colour for a warm sleeping area. A subdued light in the bedroom promotes the production of the sleep hormone called melatonin. For the location of the bed, make sure that it is installed a little far from the window or the shutter. Also, avoid the television in the bedroom. It diffuses waves that are harmful to the quality of sleep, and the blue light from the screen is harmful to the eyes and the brain.

Choose the ideal orientation of the headboard.

According to certain principles, Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra, the location of the bed, or rather the orientation of the headboard, also influences the quality of sleep. These two principles are based on two different philosophies but are applied for the exact cause: the well-being of the body in relation to the elements that surround it. Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra also take into consideration the four cardinal points during sleep: head towards North, South, East or West, as well as the five elements of nature: earth, fire, water, wind and space.

Head to the North

Both Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra practitioners strongly advise against sleeping with your head facing North. It can be harmful to your health and cause sleep disturbances, feelings of confusion and discomfort. The energy of the earth and the spirit repel each other, which is explained by the concept of the earth’s magnetic field and the two hemispheres, North and South. So, for those of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere, know that you can sleep with your head in any direction except North. And specifically for people with high blood pressure, this clash of energies affects blood circulation and promotes stress.

Head towards the South

Sleeping with your head facing south improves the quality of your sleep and creates a lot of positive energy. However, if you live in the southern hemisphere, avoid facing the South.

Head towards the East

This is the recommended direction for bed orientation. Sleeping with your head facing East attracts positive vibes, improves your ability to concentrate and remember, and above all, promotes your general health.

Head towards the West


The same as for the position of the head pointed to the South, and this position is also favourable for the quality of sleep. According to Feng Shui, sleeping with the head facing west optimizes well-being, but also, it is the ideal position for people wishing to obtain more job satisfaction.

In short, the choice of bed orientation matters a lot for health and well-being. So point the head of your bed in the direction that gives you a good night’s sleep and makes you feel good when you wake up.

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