In Vastu Shashtra, there are clear directional rules that govern almost every aspect of our life. One of the key sections in Vastu Shastra concerns ‘how we sleep’. On an average, human beings spend about 1/3rd of their lives sleeping. It should be no wonder then that how we sleep affects the rest of our life.
Vastu Shashtra says that if you sleep in the wrong direction, not only will that cause insomnia and other sleep disorders, but it will also lead to several other complexities in your personal and professional lives. Whereas, if you align yourself with the basic tenets of Vastu while sleeping, you will sleep sound and it will lead to multiple positive outcomes in your life.
Different Sleeping Directions & what Vastu says about Each
1. North – South (your head towards the north)
As per Vastu, this is not a recommended sleeping position. As per Hindu custom and tradition, once a person dies, his body is placed in the north-south position.
People who sleep in this position are likely to get afflicted by multiple diseases. They will also deprive themselves of the many beautiful bounties that life had in store for them.
2. South – North (your head towards the south)
Vastu Shastra recommends this one as the best sleeping direction. Sleep every night in this direction and you will invite prosperity and cheer into your life. Health, wealth and happiness – they will be your constant partners.
3. East – West (your head towards the east)
This is an excellent direction for students, writers, poets, scholars and academicians to sleep in. Sleeping thus, you will see improvements in your powers of concentration and retention. Your memory will sharpen too.
4. West – East (your head towards the west)
As per Vastu, west is another excellent direction to rest your head in. It will bring you name and fame. Your prestige in the society will be enhanced. You will also acquire wealth and increased prosperity.
Politicians, business tycoons and other leaders will do well to heed this alignment. If you are aiming for a mix of ‘fame and money’ this is how you should be sleeping too.
5. Your Head towards the south-west
As per Vastu science, the south-west is the most powerful of the quadrilaterals (Hindi: chaturbhuj). This cosmic zone is packed with affirmative thoughts and energy and therefore as per Vastu, this is another excellent choice.
Tip: Your house and bedroom has a certain layout and design. Therefore if it is not possible for you to follow the best direction, choose the second best on. Let the universe take care of the rest.