One way to think of Zen is this: a state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind.” This may be the urban dictionary definition, but the concept of Zen can shed a lot of light on opportunities to improve our sleep spaces.
Achieving a Zen Bedroom
Imagine a place where your mind and body feel totally in balance. Shouldn’t your bedroom be that place? If you’re jittery with extra energy when it’s time to sleep, if nightmares steal your opportunity for deep sleep, or if anxiety keeps you awake thinking about the things you should be doing, you could probably benefit from an infusion of Zen. A Zen bedroom will not only improve your life but will also help to ensure that you are your blissful, authentic self in your waking life.
Creating a Zen bedroom is one of the best things you can do to build a better lifestyle that leads to healthier living. We hope this guide will help you achieve the room of your dreams.
Embrace the opportunity.
The first step toward solving a problem is acknowledging that it exists. Lack of Zen in the bedroom is a problem worth solving, and it’s within your grasp. First, you have to notice it. When you have some spare time (not when you’re desperate for sleep), bring your attention to your bedroom. How does it make you feel? Which of your senses are displeased? What small changes could you make to add to your comfort in your bedroom?
Create some white space.
If you have a raised bed on a traditional frame, there’s probably a lot of stuff under it. Cut down on the clutter – it inhibits the flow of air and energy through your bedroom. Same goes for your bedside table, desk, and floor. Be especially sure to remove anything related to work. Pare down to the essentials to reduce distraction and remind your brain that this room was made for resting.
Find clarity with crystals.
Your doctor is unlikely to recommend semi-precious crystals to combat your insomnia. Still, clear and quartz crystals have been used for centuries for their calming and clarifying energy. Many people believe crystals to have a very positive effect. To truly give it a shot, keep the crystals close to you, and make sure they’re present in odd numbers. In any case, you’ll be amazed at how incorporating natural crystals can change your surroundings.
Add green plants.
Supporting, nurturing, soothing, and natural – there are so many “Zen” words to describe green houseplants. In Feng Shui, living plants provide life energy and are great for healing and nourishing. With more oxygen and less carbon dioxide in your bedroom, you’ll get more restorative sleep. If you’re famous for your brown thumb, add other (non-living) green things – the color itself is soothing and mimics nature.
Perfect your positioning.
Feng Shui has a lot to say when it comes to sleep spaces. The best place for your bed will put your head near the wall where you can see the door, but your feet shouldn’t be pointed directly at it. If possible, avoid sloped ceilings, putting your bed against a wall that has a toilet on the other side, sleeping directly under a window, making your bedroom above the garage or kitchen stove, putting the bed against the same wall as the door, and hanging furnishings over your bed.
Get to the root of the problem.
A Zen bedroom is more than just a beautiful room; it’s a nurturing space designed to deliver high-quality sleep and improved revitalization. If your sense of touch is sending you signals that your bed is uncomfortable, your mattress might be the root of your problem. Pain at night or during the day can become aggravated by a bed that’s too firm or that provides too little support. Zen or not, your bedroom can only provide as much sleep as your mattress will allow. If it’s time for your mattress to move on to its next life, talk to the sleep experts at A Goodnight Sleepstore. No matter where in the United States you live, they can connect you with the lowest price and free shipping on the bed that will bring the most positive energy to your newly Zen bedroom.