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How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Laura Cerrano

Whether or not you’re aware of it, the way your bedroom looks has a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Painting your bedroom walls a soothing shade of blue, for example, can promote relaxation and make falling asleep easier. So can making your bed every morning, since seeing disarray when you walk through the door is often stressful and less than conducive to preparing for a good night’s sleep.

So it makes sense, then, that proponents of the ancient Chinese tradition of feng shui—a practice based on the notion that the layout of your home plays a big role in your health and wellbeing—say the right bedroom layout can improve the quality of your sleep. Here, learn more about the art of feng shui and how to put the principles of this practice into use in your bedroom.

What is Feng Shui?

Feng shui began more than 3,000 years ago in ancient China—translated, it literally means wind (feng) water (shui). Since wind and water are both linked to good health in Chinese culture, good feng shui signifies good fortune (and vice versa). Feng shui contains elements of many different branches of study, including physics, philosophy, and astrology.

“Feng shui is concerned with the impact of the environment on human life,” explains Laura Cerrano, feng shui expert in New York City and Los Angeles. It’s the art of placement and understanding how the arrangement of objects in a space affects its inhabitants.

The purpose of feng shui is to create harmony between your energy and the energy within your surroundings. You can practice feng shui by thinking carefully about what objects you bring into your home, how you arrange them, and even how you take care of your space. “If someone isn’t taking care of their house—which is supposed to be a sanctuary—then what is happening within themselves?” Cerrano asks.

HOw to Feng Shui Your Bedroom from better sleep

While the benefits of feng shui haven’t been scientifically proven—yet, notes Cerrano—taking steps to think mindfully about your living space can still have a positive effect. Here are her expert tips for how to feng shui your bedroom for more peaceful sleep.


Synchronicity: Through the Lens of Feng Shui

Laura Cerrano

Synchronicity happens on a daily basis, if you choose to pay attention. The most commonly referenced example of this is when you think about a friend or family member and then all of a sudden, they just happen to call within that very same moment.

According to Swiss psychologist and psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, he described synchronicity “as a glimpse into the hidden order of the universe; coincidences that link mind and matter and cannot be explained by cause and effect.” Jung explored the phenomenon of synchronicity through spirituality, the paranormal and metaphysical teachings, such as with the I-Ching. Since his time, modern day scientist have begun to advance his original research. To start, you could check out: “What does Science have to say about Synchronicity? Surprising Results” (interview conducted in 2012) and “The Science Behind Coincidence” written in 2018.

With that said, below is two brief synchronistic stories of Feng Shui occurrences that recently unfolded in my life and through observations with others.

Synchronistic Stories of Feng Shui

On the morning of February 23rd, 2019, one of the first thoughts that formulated within my mind upon waking up was, “I’d like to purchase a small gift to raffle off at the end of my Feng Shui workshop for the Montebello Library.” Within less than a minute, that seedling of an idea dissipated. As the rest of the day built momentum, I continued with tending to business emails, marketing, and fine tuning other projects I’ve been working on.

Fast forwarding to my travels toward the Montebello Library, I kept an eye out for a nursery garden store to purchase a small succulent as the raffle gift. Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate the garden store, so I let the search go as not to be late.  I arrived at the Library about 45 minutes prior to the scheduled workshop start time.

Once inside the Montebello Library, the program director, Beth, greeted me right away. She had a bubbly, energetic personality. After a quick formal greeting, we wasted no time setting up the program room for the workshop. Mid-way through arranging the room, Beth turned toward me and said “ You know what’s so interesting about the start of today? I was trying to find something Feng Shui related to give away after the workshop ended and low and behold, TWO Feng Shui books were donated this very morning.” I turned to Beth and said, “that's amazing! I was trying to find a store where I could purchase a small succulent plant to gift away and it seems universe had something even better planned.”


Synchronicity. 

Keep Reading, there’s another part to this story……

One of the patrons who attended the Montebello workshop, also attended a previous workshop I hosted the weekend before at the Norwalk Library. Due to whatever reason, she was only able to catch the last 10 minutes of that particular presentation. She and I briefly spoke at the conclusion of the Norwalk Library Workshop and she excitedly began sharing, “coming here is a sign of synchronicity for me! You spoke about the concepts of creativity, which is a topic of great discussion within my life right now! And the fact that you’ll be presenting at the Montebello Library, is perfect! Because I’ll be visiting and staying with my daughter that weekend in Montebello, so I can attend that workshop in its entirety!!.”

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And guess what?!….She did attend the Montebello Library workshop AND also WON one of the donated Feng Shui books!!

Synchronicity, again!!

I invite you to think about some synchronistic events that have unfolded before your eyes? Let that be from past or most recently. They happen every single day and by acknowledging them, it allows more of that momentum of being in the flow to continue.