A reader asked the question: “I have really bad insomnia. Does it matter which way my bed faces? North, South, East, West? Help!!!”
Well, no, it really doesn’t matter what compass direction your bed faces per say, but there are some things that do matter about your bed placement: Do your feet point directly out the door while you sleep? Does your bed back up against a bathroom wall? You you sleep on the same wall as your entrance door? All of these placement issues can affect how biologically safe you feel and, thus, how well you sleep. If any of these are an issue, do your best to change them.
Now less see: Do you sleep under a ceiling fan or a giant chandelier? Do you have bright red/loud colored bedding? Do you store things under your bed, or over your bed? If you answer yes to these, check out THIS post & THIS post on Bedroom No-No’s and see if these fixes help your space. Those are some starter basics.
Also, you have to look at your life routines (caffeine, drugs/prescriptions, diet, stress levels) and start journaling while you are staying up late at night. Shut off electronics (including the TV!) an hour or two before bed.
Also, use the time you are awake and restless in the interim to clean up!!! Really clean, detail your house!
Once you identify the reason for being up all night, take steps to organize your way out of it… and give yourself time to re-adjust. Don’t let frustration keep you awake!!!
Sweet dreams! & let me know how it goes! xoxo Dana