A critical review on interior configuration by Feng Shui approaches intended for sleep quality improvement

Wan Thing Hong, Abdul Rahman Hamzah, Wang Chen

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Abstract

Everybody requires spending 1/3 of a day for sleep and recharge in bedroom. These days, the urban city lifestyle has greatly degraded our sleep quality which ends up to diverse sleep problems such as the most common one, insomnia. Other than current scientific established solutions, one of the probable ways to improve sleep quality is by improving the bedroom interior configuration via Feng Shui approaches. Feng Shui healing has been a common belief among the Asian as it may has its own scientific origin that is not purely superstitious. Some people may have experienced the remedy of changing their bed positions for better sleep quality however have not conceive that Feng Shui principles has been subconsciously practiced. For that reason, the attempt of incorporating Feng Shui knowledge into bedroom interior configuration is highly expected to upgrade the sleep quality of every individual ranging from general to special care users. In Feng Shui, beds should preferably be backed by a solid wall. However, sleeping with bed directly facing doors and mirrors are prohibited in Feng Shui as these practices were said to affect sleep and are considered unfavourable for health and relationship of the living occupants. This paper generally provides a critical review on the prospects of space configuration by Feng Shui approaches in relation to individual sleep quality. The review of bedroom Feng Shui shall involve the discussion of authentic Chinese Feng Shui knowledge and practices in supportive to good sleep. It will also emphasize the correlation between Feng Shui perception, interior configuration and environmental psychology. It is expected to give further insight into Feng Shui so that the benevolent part of these ancient practices can be merged with modern sciences as an important reference for space design to improve the human well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Regional Development to Global Growth
EditorsKhalid S. Soliman
PublisherIBIMA
Pages3593-3610
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780986041952
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event26th International Business Information Management Association Conference: Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 11 Nov 201512 Nov 2015

Conference

Conference26th International Business Information Management Association Conference
Abbreviated titleIBIMA 2015
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period11/11/1512/11/15

Keywords

  • Bed position
  • Feng Shui approach
  • Interior configuration
  • Sleep environment
  • Sleep quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Business and International Management

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    Hong, W. T., Hamzah, A. R., & Chen, W. (2015). A critical review on interior configuration by Feng Shui approaches intended for sleep quality improvement. In K. S. Soliman (Ed.), Proceedings of the 26th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Innovation Management and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to Global Growth (pp. 3593-3610). IBIMA.