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Old 03/29/11, 04:05 PM
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Which direction is your headboard on your bed facing??

Reason asking is: the older folks always said the headboard needs to be facing north and feet south...

also reason being:when one is buried they are buried facing west and east....

for the past 9 years my bed has been facing north (headboard) and feet south,maybe thats why i don't sleep good at nights?? any ideas??

I think it also has something to do with religious beliefs???

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Old 03/29/11, 04:13 PM
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We don't have a "headboard", but the head of our bed faces east, with our feet facing west. I like to think that the sun rising in the east each morning first rising up over our heads brings us into wakefulness.
Our horse barn is about 150 feet east of our bedroom, so I can also hear the horses better this way
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Old 03/29/11, 04:21 PM
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No headboard, head end is in the NW corner. At our old house, no headboard, head end in the "middle" of the room (it was a small room), foot end under the windows.

I had a digital alarm clock behind my bed, so I could see the time when I woke up. I unplugged it this winter, and have slept much better ever since. Apparently, the light it gave off was enough to mess with my sleep rhythms.
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Old 03/29/11, 04:28 PM
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My headboard is to the east and feet to the west. I sleep great as long as I have my dog Maggie up behind my back for back support..........plus she's a great blanket warmer.
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Old 03/29/11, 04:28 PM
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Our heads will be on the west and feet to the east... hope we don't get bad joojoo for sleeping this way?? Trying to remember in previous houses... Same setup with house #1... in house #2 heads to the south, feet to the north... this house heads west, feet east... like the idea of the sun coming up between my toes!! LOL
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Old 03/29/11, 04:29 PM
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Our headboard is on the north wall with our feet to the south. We sleep fine as long as the dogs aren't restless.
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Old 03/29/11, 04:32 PM
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We don't have a headboard or footboard, but the head of the bed is to the east. Just the way the bed fit best into our bedroom relative to the length of the walls and the placement of the door.
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I did hear from a friend into Feng Shui that the head should be in the east & feet in the west.

For teh burial, it is commonly believed that the west is the entrance to the otherworld. It comes from the fact that the sun sets in the west. This is evident in many religious practices from ancient times, so think that is where it is coming from.
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Old 03/29/11, 04:41 PM
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well, I must be doing it all wrong but I blame feng shui - too many windows, doors and mirrows.

We face south - head to the north, feet to the south - and both of us sleep badly -he sleeps lightly and I GO to sleep wonderfully - but staying asleep is an issue.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...-your-bed.html
Well according to all those rules in your link we have it right. We have two doors to our bedroom, both coming from the foot end of the bed, but opposite corners. We can see both doors easily without moving yet are not in the direct path as they are both slightly angled.
Have no clue which way I face LOL

I sleep badly, DH sleeps like a log.
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Old 03/29/11, 04:48 PM
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Currently we have our heads on the southern wall, feet facing north. When it warms up we'll have our heads east, feet west.

Our bedroom also has two doors, one on the southern wall, currently closed off by our headboard, the other on the western wall, along with our closet. The eastern wall has a big double window, which is why we don't want our heads there for the winter, it would be too cold.
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Old 03/29/11, 04:52 PM
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Head board North--Feet South
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I've heard of the burial - all heads are to face towards the east - based on the Bible Matthew 24:27 "For as the lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

This will allow the dead to see the second coming of Jesus. (Not quite sure how they see through the coffin, vault, and 4' or so of dirt.)

But I've never heard of having a bed in a certain way. I would think the location of the bed, has more to do with the layout of the room, rather than some old saying.
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Old 03/29/11, 05:06 PM
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Head board to the east and feet to the west. I have big windows to the west and from bed I can see my beloved mountains. I love waking up and seeing the first rays of sunlight on the peaks. Sometimes I just lay in bed and watch.
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Old 03/29/11, 05:09 PM
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Head board North--Feet South
This. And I always heard the magnetic lines had something to do with arthritis. That is what my dad used to say.
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Old 03/29/11, 05:14 PM
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I've heard of the burial - all heads are to face towards the east - based on the Bible Matthew 24:27 "For as the lightning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

This will allow the dead to see the second coming of Jesus. (Not quite sure how they see through the coffin, vault, and 4' or so of dirt.)
Michael beat me to it; Burial facing east is due to that 1 verse in the Bible.
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Old 03/29/11, 05:19 PM
 
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Hmm...depends on how I have the room arranged. I do like to rearrange it. Currently headboard is in southwest corner.

I am confused about the comment about cemetaries. They lay out all directions around here. Hubby grandfather is buried head to the west. Hubby's maternal grandparents head to the east. Cemetary up the road, heads to the north. My grandparents head to the south.
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Old 03/29/11, 05:20 PM
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Our headboard is on the south wall under two big windows. Sometimes we get crazy and angle it coming out of the southeast corner. I can't leave furniture in the same position for very long.
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I'm going to have my carcass frozen solid and driven into the ground like a fence post.

I suppose I can request to be facing east but with all the rocks here I'll prolly glance of one and get twisted around anyway.......
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No headboard or footboard .
Head on indise wall of this half double to keep TV off that wall (neighbors bedroom is on other side ) since I watch TV until I fall asleep ..
I guess I am facing south ..
I too move my bedroom around twice a year ...almost time for the move again ..
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Old 03/29/11, 06:50 PM
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Headboard north, feet south. I don't sleep much, hubby sleeps like a rock.
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