A good night’s sleep is essential. After all, the quality of your sleep determines how your body functions the following day. Sleep is essential not only for increasing productivity and energy levels, but also for improving mood, concentration, and keeping track of your mental and physical health. While the importance of an eight-hour sleep needs no introduction and cannot be overstated, few people have ever educated us on which direction is ideal for achieving that sound sleep you’ve been craving. Recognizing the significance of this topic, Ayurvedic expert Dr. Dixa Bhavsar Savaliya took to Instagram to discuss the best sleeping position.
While posting two photos, she addressed the topic by writing a lengthy caption in which she discussed the ayurvedic science of sleep direction. She started by saying that one should never sleep with their head facing the north side and then went on to explain the other directions. “You should never sleep with your head facing north, according to ancient Ayurvedic practice,” she wrote. In my research on Ayurveda and sleep, I discovered the science of Ayurvedic sleep direction.” As she explained why north is the least preferred direction, she revealed that both the north side and our heads are positively charged, and when two positively charged magnets meet, they cause “havoc” and even certain health problems.
“Do not sleep with your head facing North,” she wrote. “If one sleeps with the head toward the north because the north of the earth is positively charged, like the human head, the two positively charged magnets will play havoc with the mind,” she added. You’re not going to get a good night’s sleep, and you’re going to wake up exhausted from the unconscious battle that’s been going on all night. Ayurvedically, this magnetism is thought to affect blood circulation, stress, and mental disturbance.”
Then she talked about sleeping in the east, which she considers being the “great sleep direction.” “East is the preferred sleep direction, especially if you’re using your brain for learning and need to nurture your memory!” she said, explaining why. It is said to improve concentration, promote meditative sleep, and promote overall health with your circulations.” According to Dixa, while the west is an “acceptable sleep direction,” the south is a “great sleep direction.” “Sleeping west could give you an unsettled night’s sleep,” she reasoned. According to Vastu Shastra, this is the direction of striving that may give you unsettling dreams and a restless night’s sleep.”
“Sleeping south is considered the direction of deep, heavy sleep,” she added. Because South is negatively charged and your head is positively charged, your head and the direction have a harmonious attraction. If you sleep with your head to the north, instead of the energy being drawn out, energy is drawn into your body, promoting health, happiness, and prosperity. That means you should sleep like a log, with your head turned south.” Dixa concluded by suggesting that if you are currently unable to sleep well, you should try changing the position of your bed and see if that brings about a change for you.