The average person requires 7-8 hours of sleep. Some people can get by with 6 hours – others require 9-10 hours to function at their full ability. We sleep 1/3 of our lives. The importance of a good sleeping place:
- 50% report sleepiness on the job interferes with the amount of work they accomplish.
- 40% of workers say they have trouble staying awake on the job.
- 69% of American adults experience frequent sleep problems.
- 80% of respondents say more sleep would benefit overall health, safety and well-being.
- Over 50% of all Americans reported to have driven while drowsy over the past year and nearly 20% claimed to have dozed off while driving.
- 100,000 auto accidents occur each year because of fall-asleep crashes.
(Source: national Sleep Foundation – 2001 and 2003 “Sleep in America” Polls)
So why not make any place we choose to lay down our head a pleasant, beautiful environment?
One way to achieve this with any size space is to use the principals of Feng Shui in a sleeping area:
A good feng shui bedroom is a bedroom that promotes a harmonious flow of nourishing and sensual energy.
A good feng shui bedroom is a bedroom that invites you, lures you in, excites and calms at the same time.
A good feng shui bedroom is fun and pleasurable to be in.
It contains soothing color of the sky and follows these simple guidelines for the placement of the bed:
- have your bed easily approachable from both sides,
- have two bedside tables (one on each side), and,
- avoid having the bed in a direct line with the door.
A “good looking” and well-balanced bed is very important in creating a perfect feng shui bedroom. Good mattress, solid headboard and high quality sheets from natural fibers are also very important in creating harmonious feng shui energy.
The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. ~Charles Caleb Colton