Food and sleep are the two basic requirements for every living organism. Humans need proper sleep for the body and mind to function well. An undisturbed, good quality sleep for the right duration in regular intervals can make humans happy and healthy. In an average, humans spend one third of their life sleeping. Several factors both internal and external can affect the quality and duration of sleep. Especially sleeping direction is found to be a vital factor to decide how good we sleep. Here are the recommendations from different disciplines on the best sleeping direction.
Sleeping direction as per Vastu
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North: According to Vastu Shastra, head towards north is the worst direction to sleep. This position affects sleep severely and also increases sickness.
East: Head towards east is a good way to sleep. This is especially advised for students. This position can help enhance concentration and memory.
West: Head towards west is also a good way to sleep. This sleeping position can give humans name, fame and prosperity.
South: Head towards south is also recommended as a good sleeping direction. In this way, humans can hope to promote their wealth and happiness.
Sleeping direction as per Feng Shui
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West: According to Feng Shui, head towards west is a great position to sleep as it can promote good sleep and contentment. However, those persons starting a new career must not sleep in this position.
East: for young people and for those who are starting with a new life, east is a good direction to sleep. This position helps promote career.
South east: This sleeping direction is recommended for those with troubles in communication and need to develop their creativity.
South west: those feeling nervous, anxious and restless can achieve peace by sleeping in this direction.
North: Fengu Shui says north is a bad direction to sleep as it can increase restlessness and sleeplessness. Only senior people can find this position peaceful and calming.
North east: This position can trigger strong emotions and nightmares in people.
South: This is a bad direction to sleep since it can make you aggressive and trigger arguments with family members and friends.
Sleeping direction scientific
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Earth is a huge magnet with its north pole emitting powerful magnetic waves. According to science, north is a bad position to sleep. When you sleep head towards north, the earth’s magnetic power impacts the circulation and digestive functions. With an increased blood flow to the head, the brain becomes restless. Hence a peaceful sleep is not possible. Similarly, since the food in the digestive system is pulled upwards, the digestion is affected. Some of such disturbances are noted even in the head towards the south position. Therefore, the ideal sleeping position is east–west as per science.
Which direction to sleep in Islam
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Though Islam does not give some rules on the sleeping direction, it says the four different sleeping positions can have different effects on humans. According to Islamic beliefs, prophets sleep on their back. Worshippers or the common people sleep on their right side. Kings sleep on their left side. Devils and Satan sleeps on their stomachs. Islam says the best position for common people is to sleep on their right side with their palms placed under their right cheek.