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Old 12-04-2010, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Default Headed North, South, West, East, Does It Effect Your Sleep?

I once read a passage in an Eastern Philosophy book, with the recommendation, that the preferred position for sleeping, is to sleep with your head pointed east.

Myself, I haven't seen any real measurable difference in my sleep, no matter which direction I'm "headed".

Has anyone discovered any difference in your sleep patterns, whichever direction you're "headed" at night?

I used to sleep "headed" north, until I bought a new bed, and rearranged my bedroom so I've been sleeping "headed" west for some time now and it's hard to measure, but I do sleep a little better, but that could be attributed to my new bed, more comfortable.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Puposky MN
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I don't know if I have any directional issues with sleeping, but I know I have trouble falling asleep if my head is pointed towards a door.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:54 PM
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Location: Northeastern WI
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Im grateful to get a decent nights sleep of 6 hours anymore with no chance of naps during the day. One day Im gonna just take off somewhere for a week and do nothing but sleep and relax.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Direction does not affect my sleep patterns.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:30 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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I don't lend much credence to eastern philosophy. Maybe if I could read it while sleeping...
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:33 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I sleep better with my head pointing North or South than East or West. But I think that those are individual preferences. More important seems to be the quality of the mattress, the noise level, darkness, room temperature. Some people feel insecure/uncomfortable when sleeping/sitting with the head/back pointing the door.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I wonder if this has anything to do with why Christian/Catholic tombstones also face East because they don't want to miss Jesus' return....as if you would miss if if you were facing the wrong way.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Never gave it a thought so I don't think it matters a tittle or a jot which direction my head points. I sleep until my bladder says, "Empty me or I'm going to empty myself" so I never sleep through the night anyway.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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No. I've always just made sure my side of the bed was closest to the bathroom regardless of which direction my head is facing.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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oh, great!!! i sleep with my head pointed east.
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