Sleep Problems

Sleep Problems

Useful Feng Shui tips to get rid of the sleeping problems” Almost one in two journals about health cover the problem of insomnia. When I read these articles I remember very well my own sleeping situation before I became a Feng Shui expert. It definitely took me some time to get rid of my sleep problems.

My advice and tip: Apply Feng Shui and see what happens.

1.Create clear structures in the bedroom and eliminate insomnia

The most important principle in Feng Shui is to make room and achieve clarity. In many bedrooms you can find working material, irons, vacuum cleaners or even boxes being left here since the last relocation. It would serve the purpose of the place more to arrange it as a relaxation room and wellness oasis. I am sure you agree that your soul and mind can relax much better in an unencumbered bedroom.

2.Sleep problems can be caused by electro smog

Electro smog is something that is seldom taken into account in bedrooms.  Frequently, there is current in objects where you would never suspect it to be. Lamps, for example, can create a large electric field. These electric fields can only be detected by a high frequency meter since the radiation cannot be seen or felt. Even a cordless phone which is positioned in an adjacent room can create an electric field. Especially at night during sleep, the human body is more vulnerable to unfavourable impacts because this is the time when many alert functions are also in sleep mode.

Sometimes you are literally completely electrified while you intend to relax during sleep.

My advice: Think of  a network activator that can be installed by an expert. With this electro smog switch you make sure that there is no more current when all lamps and electric devices are being switched off. Remember to switch off the stand-by mode. Otherwise the switch doesn’t work. In addition to this you should as well make sure that the radio alarm, telephone and all electric devices are as far apart from the bed as possible. It is often overlooked that extension cords below the bed also carries electricity. One last note: There are lamps that create electric or electromagnetic fields even if they are switched off. Consequently, it is safer to disconnect the power.

3.Darkness is much better than light

During the night we produce melatonin. This sleep hormone is needed to adjust the rhythm of waking and sleeping. The prerequisite for its production is a dark room. Thus, your bedroom should be totally dark. When there are no artificial lights and the windows are shaded the hormone will be produced easily.

4.A firm wall in the back

You need to have a protected position in order to feel safe and to fall asleep deeply.  Therefore, the bed should be placed with top towards the wall and lying in bed you should be able to observe the door. Your subconsciousness will judge this situation as being secure and will recompense you with a deep sleep.

5.Use the bed only for sex and sleep

A bedroom is not a home office. In Feng Shui only Yin features are attributed to this location. Yin means silence, privacy and recovery. Love is Yin and helps to relax the body hence it is inherent to bedrooms be a location where couples become one with each other. The room in which the home office is located is more Yang, thus a place of more activity. This means, when you want to enjoy a relaxing sleep better leave out all work.

6.Don’t sleep between door and window

The bed not only needs a firm wall it should also not be placed between a door and a window. The more protected the place of the bed is the more restful your sleep will be. However, it can be a problem especially when the room’s shape doesn’t allow it. Then, a canopy bed can help creating a quiet place. In case you are about to realise your dream house, now you know how to design an ideal bedroom.

7.Remove everything that gives reflexions

Mirrors reflect, disturb the quietness of the room and prevent a healthy sleep. Here we talk not only of the reflexions of yourself in the mirror but also of those of the movements of your partner. You subconsciously perceive that there is something in the room and stay alert. In this stadium you cannot come into a deep sleep phase. The reflexions can occur because of mirrors in front of a wardrobe but also because of decoration objects or glass fronts.

8.Fragrances work wonders

For a healthy sleep you need fresh air. Make sure, that there is enough oxygen in your bedroom before you go to bed but also you need to open the window in the morning right after waking up. A pleasurable fragrance like lavender also supports a calm and  pleasant room atmosphere. Lavender pacifies and aids a good and relaxing sleep.

9.Subdues colours have a calming effect

Of course, you may use colours to paint your bedroom but they should be subdued, the range reaches from pastel blue over green to rose colours. Consider that the colour white doesn’t create a favourable atmosphere and doesn’t enlarge optically the room but rather makes it smaller.

Colours that are too dark or heavy should also be avoided in a bedroom. In Feng Shui the colour also depends on the compass direction. In the north you should use bluish colours, in the south reddish colours should be preferred, in the west and northwest  the colours grey up to a light beige represent the element metal.

In the northeast and southwest light yellow and beige should be used and finally in the southeast and east greenish colours should be chosen. But remember this was only a very simple description of how to choose the colours. In a professional Feng Shui analysis the colours can be determined more exactly and in detail. Because the choice of the colour also depends on the date of birth of a person and the Qi of the room.

10.Furniture without edges and corners

Edges, corners and spikes also can be the reason for insomnia. Subconsciously, you feel vulnerable as if you were being attacked. The room influences your sleep because of these negative features. The same is true when there are heavy beams above your bed. Cover the corner of your bedside table. Much better would be a round bedside table. Observe your feelings when you are sitting in your bed. How do you feel? Is there anything that is disturbing you?

11.Most cases of insomnia are caused by the mattress

You can ruin your health very easily by sleeping on an innerspring mattress. The metal springs conduct electric, electromagnetic as well as high frequency radiation. So it is very important to have a mattress made of natural materials. There should be absolutely no metal in the bed at all. Natural latex mattresses, futons or even mattresses made of foam material are ideal to sleep on.

After all theses advices I can only wish you a good night sleep. I would appreciate if you comment on my blog to:

Enjoy reading

Yours, Christine Kaluza-Spautz
Certificated Feng Shui Consultant


How the Feng Shui Compass is working

How the Feng Shui Compass is working

The Feng Shui compass is what holds everything together and directs how you design your business website. Each compass direction has colours and elements associated with it and putting these together is an art form that can drive your business to success.
My article, How the Art of Feng Shui can work for, explains the compass points in more detail.

The Art of Feng Shui – how it works

The Art of Feng Shui – how it works

How the Art of Feng Shui Can Work for You

 Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art which is a belief that people all over the world have incorporated in their day to day lives. The most common implementation of feng shui happens inside of homes. Although, it has evolved to being useful within business and office environments as well.

This art involves a compass known as the feng shui color compass. Although, it is far more complex than just colors. It has the primary and secondary directions that all compasses wiWest. What makes this compass so different from a generic one is that each direction has a color along with an element which corresponds to it.

This compass can be used to bring about positive energies into your home or office environment which you feel you lack and might be needing. This could be anything, such as health, happiness, wealth and so much more.In order to understand the feng shui compass and how it can create healthy homes and businesses, here are a few examples:

  • North

The element belonging to this direction is Water and the colors are blue and black. In your home, or your office, the north direction should focus on these specific colors and incorporate the element of water. For example, the north side of your environment would be the perfect place to have a waterfall. Successfully implementing this directions element and color will bring in career luck in life.

  • South

Fire is the element belonging to the Southern direction and along with it, the color is red. A feng shui consultant would suggest that this direction of your work or home environment should represent this element and color. It could be through the paint on your walls that are red and/or represent the fire element. If you’re looking to build more of a positive reputation, bring fame for yourself or your business, then this is the direction to focus on.

  • East

The color corresponding to this direction is green and the element is wood. If followed, it would lead to health and focus on the wellbeing of the aspects of a family. If this is a change which you need then it would be helpful to invest in plants and greenery no matter which space you’re in.

  • West

This direction, for a healthy home and business, can bring in the positive energies leading to creativity and luck in children. This is beneficial for both businesses and homes as creativity can help individuals and businesses. For example, if your business is lacking the creative element in order to grow, this direction will do the trick. To do so, the element of metal should be incorporated along with the colors of white, gold and silver.

Those were all just a few examples, there are still four more directions that are a part of feng shui which can service your home or business to make the fortune of your life much better.

Whether it be to bring in good fortunes or just for cluster clearing, feng shui is a unique yet effective way to bring in changes. Your career, family, wealth, happiness and so many more aspects can be positively affected by the inclusion of feng shui in the environments which you spend a lot of time in.

There’s so much more about this ancient Chinese art which can be a part of your daily life. A feng shui consultant can not only enlighten you about the beliefs involved but they can definitely help you implement it at no hassle.

So, if you’d like to learn and know more about how you can be provided a one stop traditional service of feng shui in your office or home, visit

The Impact of the Chinese Year of the Rat

The Impact of the Chinese Year of the Rat

As the new year of 2020 has kicked off, this also means that the Chinese New Year is bringing about new learnings on how this year coincides with ancient Chinese beliefs in order to ensure individuals have the best possible year.

According to the Chinese calendar, once each new year prevails, there is a particular animal that is represented by it. This year, the year of 2020 is the year of the Rat. So, what does this mean? This means that this certain year will have the “characteristics” or “traits” which believed by ancient Chinese resemble the animal. These characteristics and traits include optimism, energetic, likeability, sensitivity, and so many among others.

The other years which were the year of the rat are 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, and now 2020. If any of these years relate to you then it could bring in positive energy if you collaborate the beliefs of the calendar along with the feng shui compass.

The feng shui compass and the Chinese calendar work together quite well because the compass ensures to strengthen the chi energy around you.

If you aren’t aware of what the feng shui compass is, then here’s a brief explanation for you. Basically, it is a compass with the primary and secondary directions which are North, South, East, West, North East, North West, South East and South West. The thing that makes this compass so unique is that each direction has corresponding colors, elements, achievable chi energies, and according to the Chinese calendar, an animal.

The intersection of the feng shui compass along with the animal of the certain year, helps to balance the chi energy in your home, personal life, and even your business!

According to the feng shui compass, the rat belongs to the North direction, and so, this goes on to include the element and colors which correspond with this direction.

The element which belongs to the North direction, as well as resembles the year of the rat is the element of Metal.

In your home, where you work, or in your overall life if this element is incorporated the energy around you is bound to become positive according to the ancient Chinese belief of feng shui.

Apart from this, the colors on the feng shui color compass which will aid you throughout the year of the rat are the following colors:

–       Gold

–       White

–       Blue

These colors are set to be the lucky colors for the year 2020. These colors can be incorporated in your home, at work, or any way that involves your day to day activities.

Now the question you may have in your mind is probably what kind of positive energies would this bring you? Well, since we’re considering the year of the rat, the North direction of the feng shui color compass, the element of Metal and specific colors, then, combining these into your life will ensure luck in your career.

This means that 2020 is the year to take your professional life up a notch whether you’re working, you’re an entrepreneur, or you run a business, big or small. Let’s take an example of how these beliefs could be incorporated into your career: as a business owner you may have a website, and so, the colors gold, white and blue can be the most focused on colors throughout the web pages of your website. Also, symbols that represent the element of metal could be places on parts of your website, such as in your logo or even images throughout.

2020 is the year of the rat, incorporate feng shui into your year and achieve the positive energy you may be looking for. If you would like to know more about feng shui in your personal and professional life, you can visit and find out more!

The five elements and the impact of Baqua

The five elements and the impact of Baqua

A little known fact about Feng Shui is its link to the Chinese year and the impact that the characteristics of the animal have on the elements and outcomes of Feng Shui. In this year of the Rat the traits include optimism, energy and sensitivity among many others. If any year of the Rat relate to you, particularly this year, then it could bring you a lot of positive energy through Feng Shui.