Select the best sleeping direction and position?

sleeping direction

The best sleeping position indicates the direction of placing thehead while sleeping. Several studies have given their decisions according to their perspective.  There are pros and cons of each position and it is left to the individual to make their decision according to their capability.

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Which is the best sleep direction?

Before placing the head and tail of a bed in a bedroom, the home owners consults with the experts. If there is a problem with proper sleeping position, Vaastu gets violated. This can also affect the well being and help of people sleeping in the particular room of the house.  Sleeping direction means head placement of an individual in an appropriate direction. Usually many people keep head either in north or west direction.

Magnetic effect

If you go for physical explanation, our planet has magnetic pole which is stretched from the north to south direction. Here the positive pole is placed at the north direction where as the negative pole is placed at the south direction. According to the health scientist, individuals also have similar magnetic stretch where the positive pole is place towards the head and the negative pole at the feet. Thus, position of out head with regards to Earth direction is very important to be considered.

Social spheres of direction

Along with the scientific explanation, direction of the help and feet at night also affects the social spheres. There can be conflicts between your peers and family members if the direction of sleeping is not correct. Your health is also going to get affected with the greater magnetic force of Earth. Once you get up in the morning, your day will start with headaches and heaviness of head.

The right direction to place your head

One of the position direction in which your head should be placed is the southern direction. After sleeping at night with your head in the southern direction, you feel really fresh and great once you get up in the morning. You will also feel fit and have full of energy in due course.

Head to east

  • Auspicious
  • Avoid day time sleep
  • Do not read nerve straining literature
  • Pronounce few mantras

Head to south

  • It is very beneficial
  • Brings freshness in life
  • You get energetic

Head to North- West

  • Very dangerous
  • Terrible dreams
  • Frustration in life
  • Irritability
  • Insensibility in emotions
  • Negative vibration
  • Decreased in soul power

According to astronomy, the planets in our universe revolve round the sun. The direction which is followed by the planet is west to east. Also the magnetic field of sun enters to human being head as we keep our head in the east position while sleeping. Similarly, the magnetic force exits from feet. According to the law of energy and magnetism, cool head and warm feet is the most desirable outcome. But, if you are sleeping in the reverse side, i.e. placing your head in the west side, hot head and cool feet will be its result. Thus, your morning will be very unpleasant.

You must have heard your grandmother and other elderly people speaking out your head position. Their words also have scientific explanation. It might not be linked with any spirit or unnatural element but has negative effect with planetary position.

Spiritual perspective of sleeping position

According tothe spiritual perspective theEast- West direction with feet facing to the West is the best position to sleep.  According to them sleeping with feet facing to the West has a spiritual effect on sleeping.


  • The Actions of God arealigned between the east and the West direction. We get better frequencies of these action and they give us power to do our actions when we sleep with feet facing the west.
  • The five vital energies near the naval are activated by the transfer of the frequencies of the Action of God. These help in the purification of the vital body and make us energetic.
  • In the morning the satvik or pure frequencies enter the body from the east as our head is facing the east while sleeping with our feet facing the west. These satvik frequencies make us pure and we start the day with a positive note
  • The dawn also brings to us the pleasant seven ripple frequencies coming from the sun from the East direction when we sleep with our feet facing to the West. These seven ripple frequencies are very beneficial. They make the body move in the desired action and help in the body functions.

Vasthu Shastra perspective of sleeping position

According to Vasthu Sastra sleep plays an important role for a person to keep healthy.  They claim that the south west position is best as positive energy is stored in this place.

Sleeping in the wrong direction can lead to several health problems. The best undisturbed sleep in a peaceful environment   is to keep the   head towards the east.  The second best position for sleeping with head placed towards the West and the third possible choice for sleeping is with the head towards the South. These positions are believed to provide positive energy to the person and it also helps in improving the circulation of the blood.

Sleeping with head towards the North is forbidden in the Vasthu Sastra theory.  According to them the magnetic field of the earth which lies from the north to south direction are very strong. The energy levels of a person are thrown out of balance with this overpowering field. There are chances of the development of certain difficulties in sleeping and children having frightening nightmares. This position can also cause blood pressure problems, sleeplessness and increase of cholesterol

Sleeping position according to Feng Shui

Feng Shuiperspective recommends that   the bed can be placed facing the West, East, and North West, South east or South West with some advantages through Feng Shui.

West facing On facing the bed on the West one receives contentment and the best conditions for a good sleep are created. This contentment can lead to aneasy life with low motivation. Hence this position is suitable for who are well settled in career.

East facing—sleeping on a bed facing to the East makes a person enthusiastic to perform new activities.The feelings of ambition and growth are enhanced. Hence it is the best position for a youngster who has just started his career.

South East facing—sleeping on a South East facing bed promotes the communication skills. It guides the person in leading an active life full of creativity.

South West facing—this position helps in calming down the restless persons and in giving them peace. It creates a feeling of settled life.

Bed positions that need to be avoided according to Feng Shui are North, South and North East.

North –Sleeping with the facing to the North can create sleep disorders and develop laziness in the person according to Feng Shui. It can be suitable for elderly people who can benefit the calmness and peace provided from this position.

South South positioning of the bed to sleep is considered to be bad as there is high energy surrounding it.

North East—sleeping with the bed placing in the North East direction can frighten the person with unbelievable nightmares.

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