“I don’t sleep well. Which direction should the head of my bed face? Does this really make a difference?” Absolutely!

As a Master Healer and Hypnotist, this is one of the most commonly asked questions when people consult me about their inability to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

Ideally, when sleeping, your head or the head of the bed, should be facing North. North represents quieting the mind, allowing self-introspection and promotes the warm, restorative, safe feeling that comes with a time of deep sleep or hibernation.

If necessary, the head of your bed can rest in front of a North window, as long as the window remains covered at night. If this is not possible, then the direction of the East is your best second choice.

Placing the head of your bed in the East, represents creativity and the beginning or start of absolutely everything. The mind is percolating. Consequently, your mind is more active and will not be able to quiet itself easily.

The conscious mind is basically your ego or critical mind which definitely needs to be quieted to enable letting go of the day and encouraging deep, restorative sleep.

When the head of the bed is the direction of the West, it keeps outside experiences or celebrations present and your conscious mind busy and eliminates the ability to rest.

The South is one of the most undesirable locations for the head of your bed to face. With your head facing South, your mind is always working, always doing something and you will awaken feeling exhausted.

Something else that is important when considering where to place the head of your bed, is to make sure it is not directly in front of the door to the room.

The constant flow of energy through this doorway will not enable you to rest. AND, having your feet facing the door is known as the “coffin” position or the ultimate “rest in peace” position.

If it is necessary to face a closet, make sure the closet remains closed at night. Why? Remembering that everything has energy, your closet and its contents, no matter how organized it is, will jumble your mind.

If you suffer from insomnia or the inability to quiet your mind and sleep soundly through the night, click here for Sweet Dreams! Questions are always welcomed by mary@masterhealer.ca