We all know that sleep is extraordinarily important. Not only does a good night’s rest allow us to be nice people, but it also enables the subconscious to perform repair work on the body. There are three pillars of health: diet, sleep, and energy management. Think of these three pillars as the legs of a chair; if one is falling short, or out of balance, then the whole chair will wobble, as will your health.
Parvathi created a boy from turmeric to guard her while she was taking bath. On return Lord Shiva found a stranger denying him access, and struck off the boy’s head in rage. Parvati broke down in utter grief and to soothe her, Shiva sent out his squad (Gana) to fetch the head of any sleeping being who was facing the north. The company found a sleeping elephant and brought back its severed head, which was then attached to the body of the boy. Hindus trust that sleeping in north direction will cause death. Never sleep with head towards North. As per traditions South is the direction of Yama (God of death) we shouldn’t keep feet in south and only a dead body must be placed in that position.
Head to East
East is your ideal sleep direction for students. Sleeping with your head pointing east is a boon for any academic pursuits. It boosts memory, increases concentration, and promotes meditative sleep, resulting in good health. East is recommended for scholars, teachers and those looking for fresh career opportunities or promotions. The quality of this sleep is thought to make a person feel powerful and energized. In addition, this is the position suggested for those hoping to overcome any health-related obstacles.
Always make sure you put your head in the East direction as much as possible. When we sleep with our head towards the East, the magnetic force or energy of the sun (Surya) enters through the head and leaves through the feet. Thus, we have a cool head and warm feet. We will have a sound sleep and will wake up fresh in the morning. Avoid daytime sleep. Let the night food be light and early. Drink milk with honey. Avoid reading serious or sensual literature straining the nerves. Repeat a few mantras to relax your mind before you sleep.
Head to South
The best position for sleeping is with the top of your head pointing to the south and feet pointing North. When we sleep with our head towards the South, the unlike poles of the human body attract each other. Similar the unlike poles of the earth also attract each other. This does not cause any friction or contention. We will sleep well and will feel rested. This direction promotes health, happiness, and prosperity.
Head to West
Sleeping west is ideal for those who are success driven, striving for fame, wealth, and a stellar reputation. West is a neutral sleeping position, while some say west is not ideal and promotes active and unsettling dreams. Allegedly, those dedicated to the science of vastu shastra purposely have their guest bedrooms equipped with a bed pointing west. As a result, their company does not achieve a restful night’s rest; thus, lacking rejuvenating sleep, they will not be inclined to overstay their welcome.
When we sleep with our head towards West; it results in hot head and warm feet. We wake up irritated, with headache and heaviness. Never sleep with the top of your head pointing to the north and feet pointing to the south. It will bring terrible dreams and disturbed sleep. You will feel miserable. Irritability, frustration and emotional instability will develop. It sucks your positive vibrations while you sleep. You will lose 50% of your willpower and your soul power will not increase while you sleep. Your physical and mental health will also suffer.
Head to North
“Only dead people sleep pointing north.” It is Hindu custom to arrange a corpse so that the head of the deceased is pointing north until cremation. The Hindu belief is that north is the route that the soul takes to exit the body. Because of this notion, northward sleeping is thought to be desirable only for lucid dreaming and astral travel; otherwise, sleeping with the head toward the north is ill advised due to the earth’s magnetism.
The earth has a magnetic pole extending from north to south, with the positive pole to the north and the negative pole to the south. Consider the idea that the human being is also like a magnetic pole, with the top of the head positively charged and the bottom of the feet negatively charged. If you grab two magnets and try to place the positive poles together, they repel like a vampire on a sunny beach. Similarly, if you lay with your head to the north, there are two positive poles at work creating a riveting skirmish. Sadly, the earth’s pole will always win, as it is greater, and we will wake up feeling exhausted from this subconscious battle that has been ensuing all night.
It is in line with the earth’s magnetic field and will create disturbance in human bodies which has high iron (hemoglobin) content and brings disease and west dulls the brain. We should never sleep with our head towards North because the like poles repel. When we sleep with our head towards north side, the like poles of the human body repel each other. Similar the like poles of the earth also repel each other.
This causes lot of commotion. We wake up with heaviness, headache and being uncomfortable. It is also believed that the iron in the blood starts migrating towards head if we sleep with our head in the north direction. This increased iron activity in the brain can cause constant headache, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson disease, cognitive decline and other brain related issues.