Your bedroom will benefit greatly from the mirror. You gain self-assurance, feel good about yourself, and use it to get ready for the day.
However, there are a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t have a mirror facing your bed. Here are some of them –
Depleting Personal Energy
Mirrors have the drawback of reflecting on what is going on around them, which detracts attention from you.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, you are simultaneously ignoring what your body is trying to tell you and taking in all the negative things that are going on around you, such as the phone ringing, the clock ticking, the traffic noise, etc. For instance, it needs to rest, unwind, or consume something.
You will see your reflection every time you wake up if the mirror is facing you in bed and the bedside lamp is on. You’ll also notice your reflection when you’re getting ready for bed and when you wake up in the middle of the night.
One of the most typical causes of insomnia, according to experts, is having a mirror next to your bed.
The brain may have a hard time turning off and falling asleep if you notice yourself or other people moving in the mirror.
This can cause problems like “sleep paralysis” (also known as a hypnagogic hallucination), a condition that causes sufferers to feel as though they are between a sleeping and waking state.
Breathing difficulties may result, and some people may even experience hallucinations in which they believe that something or someone is attempting to communicate with them.
Additionally, bad Feng shui and possibly a cause of sleepwalking is having a mirror next to you in bed. Your inability to control your body movements during an episode of sleepwalking can result from sleep paralysis.
A mirror next to your bed can cause nightmares. You might see something you don’t like looking back at you if you glance at the reflection when you wake up in the middle of the night.
Half-asleep people might find it difficult to make sense of the reflection, which can be unsettling and anxiety-inducing.
A full-length mirror facing your bed can reflect a lot of shadowy areas and motion in the room, such as your partner moving or a curtain blowing.
Movements Making It Difficult To Go Back To Sleep
When a mirror is placed in front of where you sleep, it reflects everything that is happening in your room, making it challenging to fall asleep.
Any movement—no matter how slight—can be accentuated in the stillness and peace of the bedroom at night, which makes it difficult to fall asleep.
When we are just drifting off, our muscles tend to relax, making us unresponsive. Any movement can cause us to jump more often than usual.
Hearing Strange Sounds
Like light, strange or loud sounds can reflect off of mirrors. The sound can easily be amplified by reflection off the mirror if your phone is not in silent mode or if your partner is snoring.
When there are loud noises, mirrors can vibrate and magnify the sound, making it seem much louder than it actually is, especially at night.
Noise issues can also arise from ceiling fans in bedrooms.
The constant hum of fans, which move the air inside your bedroom, can keep you awake at night. If you can’t imagine your life without a ceiling fan, buy some earplugs to block out the constant hum.
Mirror reflections in the bedroom at night may be unsettling and contribute to a variety of sleep issues.
Where Should You Put Your Mirror Instead?
The master bedroom should ideally be situated in the earth-dominant south or southwest. It is not advisable to place a mirror in this room because it is a water element and is considered unstable by Vastu. This will cause chaos by interfering with the energies of the earth’s elements.
For good health and peaceful life, Vastu advises against placing mirrors in bedrooms. On the other hand, if you must keep a dressing table with a mirror in your bedroom, it must not face the bed or reflect the person who is lying in bed. When not in use, if at all possible, cover the mirror with a cloth or conceal it in a wardrobe. A mirror shouldn’t reflect the bedroom’s entrance in accordance with Vastu rules for bedrooms.
Avoid using designer beds with mirrors on the headrest as they might make the occupants restless. A mirror on the false ceiling will also reflect the bed and floor. As it might lead to stress, stay away from this arrangement. Broken or rusted mirrors should not be kept in the bedroom because they draw in bad energy. Place the mirror on the north or east walls of the bedroom, if there is a dressing room there.
As a best practice, keep a dressing table with a large mirror by the side of the bed.
If you are unable to avoid having a vanity mirror or wardrobe door facing you, cover them with a cloth or sheet before going to bed. To see if your sleep quality improves, at least give covering them a try for a few weeks.
Therefore, the best mirror placement is behind the door, in the wardrobe, or at least angled away from the bed for safe and peaceful sleep.
All of this being said, none of it is supported by science or studies. The superstitious claims lack any evidence, even though it’s possible that it could disturb your sleep due to factors like the sun’s reflection.
We provide a variety of techniques for you to choose from if you are having trouble falling asleep for other reasons, such as stress and distracting thoughts, so you can have the restful and reviving night’s sleep you deserve.