Last updated on October 17, 2023

Mirror facing the bed is bad because it can disturb energy flow, disrupt sleep and trigger insomnia or nightmares. It can also be associated to hallucinations, anxiety and infidelity. In this article we’ll mix feng shui concepts and scientific evidence to explorer deeper into why facing your bed to a mirror may not be the best idea.

In bedrooms across the United States, a common sight often greets the weary eyes of those seeking restful slumber: a mirror facing the bed.

While scrolling through YouTube or watching TV, you’ve probably come across numerous advertisements promising a panacea for a better night’s sleep. These ads peddle everything from sleep-inducing medications to gadgets that vow to silence even the loudest of snores. It’s clear that a substantial portion of the American population—one-third—struggles to attain the elusive good night’s sleep they desire.

Could mirrors be the cause behind this widespread sleep predicament? There is evidence to suggest that they might be playing part.

Take this paper from Washington University School of Medicine, for example. Researchers discovered how a neural circuit in the retina at the back of the eye carries signals that enable the eye to detect movement, even when you’re not focusing your sight.

Consequently, if you have a mirror in front of your bed, you may notice movements that can naturally trigger a state of alertness, potentially hindering your ability to fall asleep.

Additionally, the tradition of avoiding mirrors in bedrooms dates back centuries, and it finds its roots in ancient Chinese culture and the principles of feng shui.

Ancient Chinese wisdom, deeply influenced by feng shui, held that mirrors have the potential to disrupt the harmonious flow of energy, or “qi(chi),” within a room. This belief was especially significant in the bedroom, a sacred space devoted to rest and rejuvenation. Mirrors were thought to intensify the energy in the room, potentially leading to restlessness and disturbed sleep.

The ancient Chinese were not alone in their apprehension regarding mirrors in bedrooms. Various cultures throughout history have harbored similar beliefs, viewing mirrors as portals to other realms or as objects that could trap one’s soul during the vulnerable state of sleep.

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While modern science may not fully endorse these ancient beliefs, the psychological impact of mirrors in the bedroom remains an intriguing subject of study.

In this article, we will explore the feng shui perspective on mirrors facing the bed, as well as examine what modern scientific research has to say about their potential influence on sleep quality.   

Is it bad to have a mirror facing your bed? A Feng Shui perspective

Feng shui, an ancient Chinese practice rooted in the belief that the arrangement of objects and spaces can influence the flow of energy (chi) and impact one’s life, provides several reasons for avoiding mirrors facing the bed:

Disturbed Energy Flow

Feng shui emphasizes the importance of a balanced and harmonious flow of energy within a room. When a mirror is directly facing the bed, it is believed to bounce energy back and forth between the mirror and the bed. This constant reflection and redirection of energy can create a sense of restlessness and unease, potentially disrupting the peaceful atmosphere required for a good night’s sleep.

Reflection of Negative Energy

Mirrors are thought to have the ability to capture and hold onto energy, including negative emotions and thoughts. When a mirror faces the bed, it may reflect these negative energies back to the sleeper, leading to disturbed sleep and unsettling dreams.

Increased Stress and Anxiety

Some practitioners of feng shui suggest that having a mirror in the bedroom can increase stress and anxiety, as it may create a feeling of being watched or observed during sleep. This feeling of being constantly observed can contribute to a sense of unease, making it difficult to relax and fall asleep.

Vanity overdose!

In some feng shui beliefs, having a mirror facing the bed is seen as encouraging excessive attention to one’s ego and physical appearance. The constant reflection in the mirror can lead individuals to fixate on their outer image, potentially overshadowing deeper introspection and personal growth. This emphasis on appearance can detract from the nurturing of inner qualities and self-awareness, ultimately affecting one’s journey towards self-improvement and personal development.

Can encourage infidelity

Another intriguing aspect of having a mirror facing the bed is the belief that it can introduce a third-party dynamic into a couple’s relationship. According to feng shui principles, the mirror’s reflective power amplifies the energy and luck of those in its vicinity, including the aspects related to romance.

In feng shui, mirrors are seen as potent enhancers of energy. When strategically placed, they can magnify positive energies in a room, such as love and intimacy. However, when a mirror directly faces the bed, it’s thought to create a scenario where the reflection doubles the romantic energy of those sharing the bed. This intensified energy may inadvertently invite external influences or be unconsciously interpreted as an encouragement for infidelity.

While this perspective might not have a scientific basis, it highlights the cultural and symbolic significance mirrors can hold in personal relationships. The presence of a mirror in the bedroom can spark conversations about trust, intimacy, and the boundaries that couples establish in their shared space.

What does science have to say?

Scientifically, there are a few reasons why having a mirror facing the bed might not be ideal, although it’s important to note that the impact can vary from person to person, and not everyone will experience these issues. Here are some potential scientific reasons:

Distraction and Anxiety

A mirror facing the bed can be profoundly distracting, especially if it reflects other objects or lights in the room. This distraction can have a significant impact on your ability to relax and fall asleep, potentially leading to feelings of anxiety and restlessness.

Our vision has a profound connection with our senses, a phenomenon demonstrated in a fascinating research experiment published by the Royal Society Publishing. In this study, researchers devised a ‘virtual reality box’ that featured a vertically placed mirror on a table, reflecting the subject’s limb, such as a hand.

One part of the experiment involved subjects with only one hand. When the reflection of their hand moved, the subjects reported feeling movement in their missing hand. Even when the reflected hand was touched, they experienced sensations in their “phantom limb.”

Now, consider this phenomenon in the context of your bedroom. When you’re lying in bed and can see your own reflection, various factors in your environment can trigger similar sensations. The movement of curtains, shadows cast from outside your bedroom window, or any perceived interaction with your reflected image can trick your brain into believing that you are actually being touched.

In essence, the mirror’s ability to create visual stimuli that your brain interprets as physical sensations can further exacerbate distractions and contribute to heightened feelings of anxiety when attempting to unwind and drift off to sleep.

Sleep Disruptions

The impact of mirrors facing the bed extends beyond mere visual disturbances; it can also contribute to sleep disruptions. Scientific studies have illuminated the significant role of artificial light in disrupting sleep patterns. In particular, the prevalence of blue light emitted by electronic devices or bright room lights has been widely investigated.

Research has shown that exposure to blue light, which closely mimics natural daylight, can suppress the production of melatonin, a hormone responsible for regulating sleep-wake cycles. This suppression can result in difficulty falling asleep and can reduce the overall quality of sleep experienced during the night.

Now, consider a bedroom with a mirror that reflects light, especially if that mirror is in close proximity to the bed. The reflective surface can amplify nighttime illumination, potentially exacerbating the intrusion of artificial light into your sleep environment. This added brightness can hinder your body’s ability to achieve the deep, restorative sleep essential for physical and mental rejuvenation.

In essence, mirrors that reflect light in the bedroom contribute to an environment that disrupts the natural sleep-wake cycle, making it more challenging to attain the necessary restorative rest.

Negative Body Image

For some people, the presence of a mirror facing the bed can engender a profound sense of negative body image, potentially exacerbating pre-existing self-consciousness about their appearance. This heightened self-awareness can have far-reaching consequences, particularly when it comes to sleep quality and overall well-being.

The sight of one’s own reflection while in bed can intensify feelings of dissatisfaction with one’s physical appearance. These negative body image concerns can generate emotional distress, making it difficult to achieve the mental relaxation required for a peaceful night’s sleep.

The relationship between body image and sleep is complex. When individuals grapple with negative perceptions of their physical selves, it can manifest in heightened stress and anxiety, both of which are known sleep disruptors. The emotional turmoil stemming from these concerns can lead to rumination, making it challenging to quiet the mind and settle into restful slumber.

Thus, it becomes evident that mirrors facing the bed are not merely passive observers but active participants in shaping one’s emotional and psychological landscape, potentially exerting a significant influence on sleep quality and overall well-being.

Intrusive Thoughts & Subconscious Stress

The reflective surface of a mirror can sometimes lead to intrusive thoughts or self-reflection, especially when you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, or other emotional issues. These thoughts can keep your mind active when you should be winding down for sleep. Moreover, mirrors have the potential to evoke subconscious stress or fear responses, which may occur if you believe in superstitions or have a fear of mirrors in the dark. These subtle feelings of unease can significantly affect your ability to relax and peacefully drift off to sleep.

It can trigger hallucinations

In dimly lit settings, even without a mirror facing your bed, a peculiar phenomenon sheds light on the unsettling nature of such mirror placement. Psychologist Giovannie Caputo conducted an experiment where participants gazed at their own reflection in a mirror for about 10 minutes. What ensued was intriguing and disconcerting.

  • Unexpected Results: Participants reported strange visual distortions, starting with minor changes to their faces and progressing to a feeling that they were looking at someone else’s visage. Some even saw bizarre faces, monsters, or animals.
  • Psychological Implications: This “face in the mirror illusion” shows how our minds can deceive us when confronting our own reflection in unusual conditions. Such experiences can lead to discomfort and unease when preparing to sleep, shedding light on the unsettling nature of mirrors facing the bed.
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The face in the mirror illusion. Image credit: New Scientist

In addition to these psychological effects, mirrors can influence your bedroom’s acoustics, potentially impacting your sleep quality in yet another way.

Back in World War 2, the United Kingdom (England) used mirrors to detect sound waves coming from enemy aircraft so they could prepare their air defenses. The use of mirrors proved useful only for a short while because as planes flew faster, the mirrors failed to provide the early warning as desired.

As I’ve explained before, sound is considered a type of Qi in feng shui, and mirrors bounce the sound back into the room as opposed to just absorbing it.

So if you sleep next to a partner that snores, you may notice that the irritating sound is louder than when you sleep somewhere else, perhaps a hotel room without a mirror facing the bed. This can be especially detrimental to your sleep quality, because it is known that sound as faint as whispers have the ability to affect our sleep quality.

Feng shui tips to place mirror in your bedroom

In feng shui, the placement of mirrors in a bedroom should be done thoughtfully to promote a harmonious and restful environment. Here are some guidelines for the best placement of mirrors in a bedroom according to feng shui principles:

  • Choose Appropriate Mirror Sizes: If you want to incorporate mirrors into your bedroom, opt for smaller mirrors or mirrored furniture pieces that don’t reflect the bed. For example, a well-placed dressing table with a mirror can serve a practical purpose and enhance the room’s aesthetics without causing discomfort.
  • Mirror Placement for Practical Use: Mirrors can be placed in areas where they serve practical purposes, such as on closet doors, inside wardrobe doors, or near the bedroom entrance. These locations allow you to check your appearance without the mirror directly facing the bed.
  • Mirrors to Expand Space: If your bedroom is small and you’d like to create a sense of spaciousness, consider placing a mirror on a wall that doesn’t reflect the bed. Mirrors can make a room appear larger and more open, but be mindful of what the mirror reflects to ensure it enhances the overall energy of the room.
  • Mirrors Reflecting Natural Light: Placing a mirror to reflect natural light from a window can brighten the room and create a sense of vitality. Just ensure that the mirror’s placement is harmonious with the room’s overall design and doesn’t create any unwanted reflections.
  • Framing Mirrors: Choose mirrors with frames that complement the bedroom’s decor and color scheme. The frame can add an aesthetic touch and enhance the mirror’s positive contribution to the room’s energy.
  • Keep Mirrors Clean and Clear: Regularly clean and maintain mirrors in your bedroom. Dust and dirt on mirrors can affect their energy and clarity, so keeping them clean is essential in feng shui.

Word of Advice

From my observations, not everyone is bothered by a mirror facing the bed.

Everyone is unique in their own ways, and it is important to observe and pay attention to yourself on how the mirror is affecting you. If you think it has no effect, great. If you suspect that it is affecting how you rest, cover the mirror or move it somewhere else. Test and see whether you experience any improvements or not.

Also, a mirror facing the bed is just one factor of bedroom feng shui. Don’t let it be the determining factor or deal-breaker when deciding whether a bedroom has good or bad feng shui. Simply put, don’t over-react. It is not the end of the world if there’s a large piece of mirror facing your bed.


When it comes to bedroom design, having a mirror facing your bed is a topic that blends ancient beliefs and modern science. Feng shui experts have warned against it, mentioning energy disruptions, sleep problems, and even relationship issues. While my own experience may not match these warnings exactly, I do know that mirrors can be a bit eerie, especially in dimly lit rooms where they can create odd visual effects.

From a scientific perspective, mirrors facing the bed can mess with your sleep. They might make you anxious, distract you, or even cause strange illusions. Studies show that light bouncing off mirrors can mess with our sleep rhythms. The mind-bending experience of seeing your reflection in unusual ways is something to think about.

So, should you have a mirror facing your bed? It really depends on your personal feelings and beliefs. Feng shui and science both give good reasons to be cautious. But remember, everyone’s different. Pay attention to how your bedroom affects your sleep and feelings. If a mirror is causing problems, you might want to consider moving it.

Do you have a mirror facing your bed? If so, what was your experience? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. Sylvia Tsang

    Totally agreed with this article. Thank you for sharing.

      1. Dennis

        My experienced with mirror facing the bed, is that i dont have good relationship with my roomates, the mirror was facing me and everything seems not normal to me. I fell like i am not belong. The day that there was no mirror facing my bed i was like im the boss in the room. Now when there was a mirror it seems like everything comes to me was bad. And feel like i am powerless. I am trying to figure out how to dispose the mirror since it was place at the back of the door. One day I will break it and pretend that i dont know why it was broken since it gives me a bad luck.

        1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

          Hey Dennis,
          Thanks for sharing your experience! How about just removing the mirror instead of breaking it? =)

      2. Michelle Martinez

        Mr. Cheung my experience with a mirror and tv facing my bed since I moved into my place has been very impacting. I never knew that could have been affecting my sleep. I would always wake up during the night and have really bad insomnia. I never felt fully rested I also never wanted to be home. I moved my tv to face my bed more and my insomnia got worse. Also dreams Got even more vivid as if I’m in another dimension, walking in the dark in my neighborhood. I took down the mirror, and for the tv it’s on a mount I faced it away from bed and covered it at night. I have to say it was the most amazing sleep I have ever had. Didn’t wake up once during the night. Such a deep sleep. I am so happy I paid attention to something many people don’t believe in. I am a believer because I have noticed other changes apart from this And it’s total shift of energy . I wake up more refreshed less tired. The mirror I didn’t want to take down , because I thought since I couldn’t see myself in the mirror from my bed I thought it was fine. Taking it down was the best decision I could’ve made. It’s been 4 long years. My sleep is precious to me I should’ve done this a long time ago.

        1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

          Hi Michelle,
          Thanks for sharing your experience! I’m glad to hear that you’re sleeping well now!!!


      on 10/10/18 i have my mirror at the head of my bed I see something more than one time in my room i was thinking it my phone I wake up feeling very sick.

    1. Gail Veronica

      Can mirrors collect souls.
      Ive definitely had some experience. I recently moved apartments.
      I never have a large mirror in my bedroom, but romovalist accidentially placed there, being busy, i never noticed until three weeks . Im starting to feel a over emotional need to not leave this bedroom. I love my bed and bedroom, but was beginning to feel a hate i didnt like. So at 3am I came across this article, although not providing me with the answers im seeking, it did give me food for thought. Ive now taken my stand alone mirror back down stairs.
      Reflecting, i didnt really feel depleted of energy, it was rather being filled with a vibe, that fills you with bad wired energy.
      Looking forward to reading more of your articles.

  2. Jessica Bray

    What if your bed has a mirror in the headboard?

    1. Victor Cheung

      Hi Jessica. You should be fine as long as the mirror doesn’t directly reflect your body when you’re in bed.

      1. randhir

        hi victor. i have mirror inbuilt in my bed at headbox. i dont know why, but many negative thoughts keep coming to my mind regularly. low in confidence, feeling insecure about future, disliking my job are some symptoms i am facing. though i never faced a sleeping problem. when i sit on bed facing mirror, my body except head reflects in mirror. is it a bad sign? while lying on bed, full body reflection is there in mirror though i cant see it because of keeping head towards mirror and leg away from mirror. please suggest some remeady if something is wrong there.

        1. randhir

          i m sorry to post it in reply section but i posted it because my mirror positioning is same as that of jessica. thanks

        2. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

          Hi Randhir,
          If you think the mirror is the cause of your problems, try covering it with a piece of cloth. That’s the easiest solution. If it works, perhaps consider changing your headbox.

      2. Paris Rolle

        my mirror is set up to were i cant see myself threw it sitting up or laying down but if someone stood in the front of my mirror they can see me should i still cover it and is covering it with a towel ok

        1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

          Hi Paris,
          Your current setup is totally fine. No need to cover it.

  3. Eliza Beth

    Interesting read… I’ve always been fascinated by mirrors… Thanks for posting!

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      I’m glad you liked it!

  4. Jay Roge

    Umm we like to look at ourselves in bed….

    1. Nicole

      So iv just moved back into my mums house it’s quite and old place, but she bought it about 4 years ago. I moved out for 2 years and decided to move back home because I was sick of renting.
      So the room I moved Into is my old room. It’s got a glass mirrored wardrobe where the view stretches, and you can see the entire room, it’s not far off my bed like 1.5-2m off.
      Just to give you an insite of the lay out.

      Ok so iv never had an issue, I work 10 hour day so I don’t see why my body clock would wake me up @3. So it started off with a mans scream loud enough to wake me, once I was awake he screamed again. It was bloody terrifying so I just cried and once more he screams again, all I could do was lay there shaking I cried once more, for him to let out a laugh. It was horrible, I’m never going to sleep in front of a mirror again !

  5. shreya agrawal

    same thing is happening with me ..even if the mirror is placed diagonally i m disturbed by it ,,cant sleep properly

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hey Shreya, see if placing the mirror somewhere else would help. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  6. Amber

    Victor, we have a large dresser with a mirror attached to the unit facing our bed and have struggled with the issues you describe. what if we move the unit all the way to the side of the wall so we cannot see ourselves? (But we still see the mirror itself) room does not allow other options. Or would you recommend covering the mirror? Thanks, amber

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Amber, your solution is great. You’re good as long as you don’t see your own reflection when your in bed. Only cover the mirror if problems persist.

  7. Gforgamer

    hi um one question what if my mom dosnt wanna remove it plz answer fast because she had one and me to for hard sleeping and its scary

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      One easy way is to cover the mirror with a blanket or piece of cloth. In fact, many experts suggest this when you go to bed.

      1. Senolita Vakameilalo

        Two mirrors in living room one cover the fire place and one hanging on the walls back of the sofa.its that bad luck

  8. Rochie

    Well said Victor thank you! Now I know why I’ve been dreaming dead loved ones most of the times and its drivin me crazy. Later on… I’m hearing bad news from the family. Despite of those scary dreams I keep praying to heal my mind. Now I removed our mirror in our bedroom and hoping this will brings us peace of mind

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Wishing the best for you Rochie!

  9. Anna

    What a sad sad article. Increased infidelity? Like have mirrors facing bed decreases that risk as it is very erotic in many positions (esp women on top).

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Anna,
      Thanks for your input!

  10. Ana

    Hello. My bed is against one wall and on the opposite side is a dresser with the mirror. However, I have a low bed and the mirror is set high on the dresser….so I can’t see my reflection when laying down. I can only see my shoulders and up when I sit up in bed. Is this OK. BTW…I’m single…lol

  11. Gillian Simmons

    I’ve had mirrors facing beds as long as I can remember and I am an insomniac.Before my partner moved in with me years ago he was a good sleeper but now he sleeps badly. I read last week that you shouldn’t have the tallest member of a family facing a mirror with sight of head chopped off. My 6ft 2in son slept like this and was killed in car accident 2 year ago, his neck was broke. I’m removing them wardrobe mirrors. My neighbours hall mirror faces my front room mirror despite the wall. If her cooker/plumbing/washer/boiler goes wrong, so does mine and vice versa. So much more has happened.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Gillian,
      I’m truly sorry about your loss. At least now you know better. Thanks for sharing your story and letting everyone know!

  12. Troy

    It’s 3:35 am in the morning and I just discovered this article after waking up from a disturbing nightmare…Soon after waking in a sweat I got out bed and grabbed a glass of milk and went back to bed, ready to continue sleep…but then I suddenly remembered the contents of my nightmare: I was in a bedroom surrounded by mirrors of different sizes, each mirror sat in a large wooden frame…Then there were these malicious spirits floating around the room trying to enter into my body, each time I tried to fight them off one of the mirrors in the room would levitate of the floor and float towards me…then I awoke from the nightmare. Upon remembering what I had dreamt about, my attention went straight to the large wooden encased mirror in my bedroom facing my bed. I immediately saw the connection and began to search online whether covering this mirror would be sufficient…and then I discovered your article. I can now peacefully head back to sleep.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Thanks for sharing your story, Troy!

    2. [email protected]

      These experiences are not fantasy. These are possibly real aetheric attacks. Mirrors are portals for higher entities.

  13. Ivana

    Hey Victor ! Thanks for your article! I have a big dresser covered by mirror in my bad room m. It is not facing the bad , but when I turn on my left side of the body I can see my all body in the mirror apart from face. From the shoulders to the feet. Is that OK ?

  14. sophy

    my bed is facing a big mirrored wardrobe but no problems but reading your article is it best to change my bed around but i cant no where to change if i change my bed to window my head will be above the window if i change to the side my bed be facing the door no rooM to change

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Sophy,
      If there are no problems, then its best to keep your bed as is! It’s definitely better than head under window and facing door.

  15. Sheetaal Pathania

    Me and my boyfriend were reading your article a day before he passed away by drowning in swimming pool, such a tragic and unexpected incident!!

    He changed his room’s setting to surprise me by shifting the bed ro the center for the room and it was facing the mirror, the moment I realized this I told him about the my beliefs in Feng shui. Then we started reading about its affect on Internet but he didn’t take it seriously. I was feeling something is not right still I ignored. Next day we went for swimming, something happened and I have lost him forever. Never imagined such extreme could be the affects or was it in our fate. Whatever is it, my loss is irreplaceable.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Sheetaal,
      I’m truly sorry for your loss… Sending you my best wishes.

    2. Ayumi

      Thank you for your input. I told my bf about your story. Now, he decided to take the mirrors down. I believe in stuff like this.

  16. Kara

    So if I just covered my mirror with a blanket it would help?

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Kara,
      Yes, that is the easiest and most economical way. 🙂

  17. Tina

    Hi Victor. Just moved into a home and my sons room has mirror wardrobe doors, not happy as he keeps having nightmares and never usually does. Was wondering if we paint the mirrors would this also be ok as I am worried and they are very heavy to move them and impossible to cover with sheets?

    1. Amber

      Hi Tina we had same in our daughter room. Ended up removing the doors and will replace with different style.

    2. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Tina,
      Anything that covers the mirror would be fine, as long as your kids are comfortable with it. Amber’s method is a solution too.

  18. Marie Molina

    I have a mirror facing my bed but I don’t see my reflection it just reflects the end of my bed is this okay?

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Marie,
      That situation would be much better. You’re good as long as it doesn’t bother you!

  19. Katherine Stevenson

    What if the mirror is built into the built in wardrobe? How would I remedy that? a room divider?

      1. Katherine Stevenson

        Awesome thanks for the reply!

    1. Fe Alston

      I have big mirror in the bathroom and facing towards my bed I’m wondering i always had trouble sleeping although I’m working pm.shift 3pm to 11pm.and I got home 1am.2hrs.driving home I should have too tired ang sleep writhaway but not .still can’t sleep .maybe because cause of this mirror facing my bed? I’m thinking to changed position my bed.let see if it’s help me sleep.

      1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

        Hi Fe,
        Try it out and see what happens. Wishing you well!

  20. Stephanie Edwards

    Omg…… My bf wanted to leave his mirror at the head of the bed…. Good thing to went with my instincts and told him not to

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Stephanie,
      As long as the mirror doesn’t face the bed while you sleep, you’re in good shape!

  21. Godwyn

    So many deep insights that has obliterated by civilization and modernism.
    My friend turned the mirror in our to face the wall and I was curious as to why he did so that’s how I ended up here. I’m Ben my Nigeria

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Thanks for your input Godwyn!

  22. Priti

    I moved to this new place recently which has mirror on the sliding door of the closet, placed perpendicular to the bed. And I couldn’t sleep for days. I am a deep sleeper normally but in this new place i would wake up very often at night mostly panicking. Then when i googled about it found this article and covered the mirrors. It worked! Thank you

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Priti,
      I’m glad it worked! Thanks for sharing your story!

  23. Akhila Ramachandran Jha

    I just moved my bed facing the mirror and the sleep is just the same. Good some days and not so good. And yes the only thing is I do get startled by the reflections. So this indeed is a rational explanation.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Akhila,
      Thanks for your sharing your experience with us!

  24. [email protected]

    Good article. I need to state that mirrors are like Quija boards. They are portals. If you have a Quija board in your house, and if you feel like you can’t sleep at night, destroy the Quija board, get rid of it completely. Then open your windows and doors and clean your home and sweep everything out, mentally. You’ll feel a totally new outlook on life. Trust me, I know. I didn’t believe in Quija boards, until it felt like 1000 people were watching me sleep at night, even though I couldn’t see or hear anything.

    Also, mirrors, are an interdimensional portal. Jinn and other entities can actually use mirrors somehow, to enter into our relaity. Some mirrors are “activated” and are active portals. You can close all the mirrors in your house, after you do a really thorough cleaning, using fresh smelling scents, and loving music, etc. Any negative entities will generally not want to stick around if you are cleaning and playing happy music, and you could also do a professional “Sage clearing” with actual Sage herbs.

    You can walk up to your mirrors and swipe on them 3 times with your hand, motioning across the surface of the mirror, while stating the mirror is now “closed.” However, the best bet is to simply cover the mirror when you are not using it. Or keep it in a closed room, behind closed doors. Doorways, windows, mirrors, shiny mirror like surfaces (like pools of water) and certain symbols, are actually demonic gateways. I’m not a religious person, but this is information that can be gleaned from psychics and mystics.

    Take heed in these warnings. If you have heard noises or have felt uncomfortable in your house, try throwing away the mirrors you don’t need, covering the others, and keep your house free of Pentagrams, Quija Boards, Crystal balls, Satanic logos, Religious Symbols of any kind, Dream Catchers, or any other symbol that is associated with any kind of spiritual craft, or religion.

    All symbols create a specific hyperspace vortex, which can be seen and identified in the higher dimensions. Symbols create reality, and make physical reality manifest. Be careful which symbols you use, and if you aren’t clear of the meaning of a symbol, get rid of it immediately because it can do more harm than good.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Bob,
      Thanks for your great input!! To your point, I would add that people should stay away from the Ouija boards that’s been used, or other symbols that’s been used for some ritual. As for objects that’s never been used, I think it’s still safe. But again, you never know, so it’s better to stay away from them and err on the safe side.

  25. Tricia

    Victor, truly appreciate all of your Brilliance and your dedication to helping those of us new to feng shui.

    I have always wanted a full length mirror. I didn’t really have the room for the free standing oval type mirror so I recently found one that hangs on a door.

    My question is with regards to placement of this mirror which suspends from a door.

    I have two options. The first option is on the door leading into the toilet and the shower, however it would be on the OUTSIDE of the door & would mirror reflect into the main bathroom with a jacuzzi tuba. There is a window but it does have blinds on it. That window actually views out over into the trees with the green leaves in the summer and the driveway and Street. There are no Street lamps directly in front of that window.

    My second option would be to place this door hanging style mirror on the door leading out from the bedroom. The door leads into The Loft area, down eight steps, and into the very large open floor plan living room with cathedral ceilings. On the complete opposite wall of this door and of the wall in the loft is a sliding glass door, however, this mirror would not reflect anything from that sliding glass door since it’s in a 2nd floor. That sliding glass door shows out onto a deck and a very large green open area.

    Again, thank you so very much for your help in your assistance!


    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Tricia,
      Seems like both options are great options. If the outside of the restroom (option 1) is a bit dark, you can use the mirror to illuminate the area.

  26. Vandy

    Hi Victor, I have experienced cheating by my spouse … My house had mirror on the entire wall covering the closet .. since I m from india i always thought according to Vasstu its not good but now I can see the consequesnces too… thankfully now just 6 months ago I moved out of that house with no mirrors…so Things should improve…. please guide what can i do to make life more happy in marriage.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Vandy,
      I’m no relationship expert, but all I can tell you is to stay positive and be more accepting! As for Feng Shui, I can hardly give you any advice without a full review of your place.

  27. Nikhat

    I’ve dressing table with a mirror that faces my bed, but I’ve never had any bad experience. Although I do get alarmed to see my own reflection in a darkened room. By the way nice article!

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Thanks Nikhat! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  28. Saranya


    My Bureau mirror reflects my cot backside. Also my cot has mirror in it. I’m experiencing jobless and so many hopeless or negative thoughts. I can’t change my cot, can I cover mirror with a cloth. Please suggest..

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Saranya,
      Your problem may be coming from not just the mirror only. But yes, covering the mirror with a cloth would work.

  29. Angie

    Strange things happened. An image of a Victorian doll appeared between my pillows facing the mirror. Smoke was rising from my celll phone in the mirror reflection becoz i took pics with my cellphone and those images appeared. Also i dont sleep well and am extremely unhappy all the time

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Angie,
      Your experience is giving me the chills… still, thanks for sharing!

      1. Audry

        I stumbled upon your article and i hv a question. My son’s room has no window and it only has 2 glass sliding doors that is as high as the wall (ceiling to floor). So we actually placed a mirror on the opposite wall facing the sliding door to create a feeling of space. But after reading your article i just wan to know if we shouldnt hang the mirror. Its facing my son’s bed and facing the sliding glass doors too Or can we hang it higher?

        1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

          Hi Audry,
          A mirror facing the sliding door isn’t bad. It’s only bad if it’s directly facing the bed. If your son doesn’t have any sleep issues, then he’s ok. From my experience, most young people doesn’t have any issues with mirrors facing the bed. But of course, I can’t speak for your son.

  30. Judy Johns Heathcoe

    Victor, I just saw your post from two years ago. I found you because I was researching the consequences of mirrors facing the bed. I’m very concerned about a couple very close to me who not only have mirrors facing the bed, but two mirrors facing the bed and each other. Large full length mirrors positioned on opposite walls near the head of the bed.

    The couple were not married but living together and hadn’t been together very long when the woman noticed some strange activity going on. They were having paranormal phenomena in the house including objects flying off walls and shelves and breaking, hearing voices, seeing things, orbs, shadows. There were three children involved (one his and two hers) and the children experienced the orbs, shadows and noises also. The woman felt threatened because she was being touched: shoved, hair pulling. The man had been having this activity in the house even prior to the arrival of the new girlfriend. The man was convinced it was a ghost of a woman who might be attracted to him and he had a cleansing and exorcism done on the house. However, the paranormal activity continued.

    Then one day it dawned on the woman that the bedroom was a particularly strong source of that unusual activity. Not to mention that the man seemed oversexed and sometimes they had all-nighters resulting in lack of sleep, oversleeping in the morning and going to work late. They were remodelers. They were in control of their own work schedule and so being late didn’t really matter, but the work was not being completed on time due to fewer hours being spent and many projects were lost. Arguments went on in the bedroom a lot of the time and the children were affected by it also.

    She had read about mirrors facing each other opening portals to other dimensions and was now convinced that they had let in entities that were not dead but alive and more dangerous than ghosts. But she didn’t know what to do about it. She wondered if the man had done it on purpose knowing that whatever you reflect in a mirror draws that energy into the household (feng shui) and wanted to draw in more sexual energy. She’s afraid to ask him to remove the mirrors and that’s the point we are at now.

    What are your feelings about this?

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Judy,
      I’m not sure about mirrors opening portals, but the story does sound creepy and paranormal. It’s similar to the many stories that’s prevalent in societies where paranormal activity is widely accepted.
      One thing that I’ve learned in my studies so far – can you see shadows? Are they black or white shadows? Black shadows are monsters/demonic (not in terms of religion) and white shadows are ghosts.
      From what you’re describing, placing statues of deity might not help because they seem too strong. You need to find a professional exorcist rather than a Feng Shui expert for this.
      Sorry if I can’t be of help here.

      1. Judy Johns Heathcoe

        Thank you Victor. The shadows are black. The orbs are rainbow colored. An Episcopalian sanctioned blessing and exorcism was performed on the house. Apparently, it didn’t work. I don’t know what to make of it, but she is going to try to get him to agree to just remove the mirrors. Then we are going to try some naturalistic rituals like sage smudging and some pagan incantations to close the portal, if that’s what it is.Thanks for your time and suggestions.

    2. Yelena

      I was just reading an article about Mirror effect when mirrors that are facing each other and a picture or name or event written on the paper placed in between were used to remove spells.

  31. Viviana

    I went to sleep with my mirror facing my bed and me. I woke up at 2 in the morning and it’s 5 now. I woke up startled because I had a nightmare that something was coming and I was covering my self with a see through sheer blanket. I was sleeping on the side on my left shoulder, and I felt a cobweb or actually fingers touching my right shoulder with a slight movement saying “your next” wish a deep raspy voice. The sound was stolen from my boyfriend who left earlier today he would scare me by doing that voice. I just hope my soul wasn’t stolen from this mirror, and that it don’t happen again. I moved my dream catcher under me I noticed it was not under my head.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Viviana,
      Scary experience you got there. Thanks for sharing it with us!
      Try covering the mirror when you sleep, see if that helps.

  32. Dr. Pi

    I have never been affected by mirrors. To tell you the truth, new age spiritualism is on the rise due to these false dogmas. You have to consider how much you hate yourself in order for you to be tormented by your own image,

    Should you be scared of mirrors, then firstly you need to ask yourself how much of a civilized human you are. There is science experiments on the mirror tests. It is used to asses childhood mental development on the ideas of self-consciousness. Then the idea of animal testing to see which animal can assess themselves in a mirror. If you can’t even withstand that, the problem you should be solving is not feng shui or raw natural instinct like one would do with a child or an animal but a problem deep within that question how good of a human being you have been and whether you are truly comfortable with yourself.

    Secondly, consider artists, politicians, social workers, actors, performers…they stare at the mirror for hours AND GET AN INCOME FROM IT! I have done my fair share of staring in the mirror and im damned proud of what i can do with my body thanks to mirrors. With their help, Im able to secure 1st place in all competitions i partake with thorough practice in large studio wall mirrors.

    Thirdly, is how much you know biology of yourself. If you have seen people gutted inside out, broken face, bleeding, with skin tears and bone reveals as well as rotting bone (yes the field of medicine and surgery)…. you will know what is inside you and thats about it. There’s no double this that bullshit. Let me take you to an anatomy lab and stare at dead bodies with the stink of formalin acid. See if that is more of a challenge than staring at harmless mirror. I guarentee you if you can withstand that, mirrors superstition are a cakewalk and your mind will be blown with how much bullshyt is thrown into the world

    Why am I ranting here? Because this superstition has affected my renovation and Im pissed by how many percentage of humans around me (including my renovator, contractor, seller, agent) buy into this shyt that I have to deal with. And why I have to explain childish superstition like why santa doesnt exist, to a fucking 40 year old. Just stop man please, stop.

    There is no fate, karma, just the the metaphysical of human society that is seriously fucked up and sometimes out of our control, that is all. If you think Im over analyzing it, then consider how much you have done so over hypotheticals than actual physical evidence and statistics that actually play a part based on real science.

    Seriously..why are you so scared of yourself? You have to dig deep to find that answer, many cant even stand a few minutes of silence with their own self, let alone mirrors. This will tell you how much you truly understand yourself and how much you hate it. You should be ashamed and must take priority in fixing that above all else first before trying to fix others or other things.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Dr. Pi,
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    2. Yelena

      7% of our activities are done on conscious level, 97% is on subconscious. Just because of your achievements in bodybuilding are significant, it doesn’t mean that you should shut your brain from other knowledge whether it’s real or superficial. If so many people are seeing a connection with mirrors then perhaps there is some truth to that. There are so many people practice astral traveling it’s not even funny, who knows who is watching you when you sleep, I do t think Santa is the only one.

    3. anonymous

      doc pi, you sure sound like one narcissistic a-hole. you yet encounter any so don’t speak too soon. pls pls place mirrors everywhere in your bedroom and good luck. we are here cos we believe. and if you dont, you can just close this page, we dont need people like you to “preach”.

  33. Dolly Toor

    My daughter age 29 is facing bad days due to mirror facing bed, she is going through insomnia and growing weak day by day, l have already shifted the position of the mirror now, kindly send me solutions if any please.

    Thank you

  34. Elsa

    Hello I need to tell you all the story i’ve held inside for so long….
    I. AM. A. MIRROR. SURVIVOR. I lived in the mirror realm for much too long. One day, my worldly self put a mirror in her bedroom. I KNEW this was my chance. To escape. Switch places.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Elsa,
      You caught my interest. Write a book! 🙂

  35. Aiyana

    Today I was cleanin out my room n I had a lil stand up mirror Nd I didn’t wnna hang it up on my door yet cuz it was late at night yfm so I had set it against the wall at the end of my bed I didn’t kno or think anythin of it I went to sleep around 3 am I couldn’t sleep all night but once I fell asleep I had the worst nightmare of in my life ..I’m only 13 btw I had a dream tht the devil was possessing me in my dream n hurting my ribs and sides from the inside and drugged everybody I tried to tell so there was no way I could get help n every night he possessed me n hurt me n I couldn’t escape and the pain felt so real in my dream it’s like I actually felt him hurting me on the inside while he was trying to take my soul and make me give up wen he was possessing me… but out of no where I had took a deep breath and woke up out of it finally….but the dream felt so real like I could feel everything it was the worst feeling ever it’s like there was no getting help in my dream the more help I tried to get he hurt me even worse it was just so crazy but wen I woke up it was 11:00am exactly and I went to my mom crying bc it felt real n was scary n I told her to come sit in the living room with me n I explained everythin to her n I said I barley have dreams and for me to have a dream like this out of no where don’t seam right n idk I just thought to look up is it bad to sleep with a mirror at the end of your bed and it said it will attack un wanted spirits and something about messing up your dreams idk just look it up but it was just so crazyy and scary …I’m never In my life doing tht agin …and don’t sleep with your bed facing the door like your feet facing your door bc bck then a myth was that that’s how they carried dead ppl and if yu do tht the dead will tug on your feel and try to take you or something idk if it’s true I never did tht Nd don’t plan on it lol but I’m jus saying wht I heard n the mirror thing is real it gave me the worst nightmare of my life I felt very pain of being possessed it felt like the worst pain of my life and there was no getting help n the dream felt like it lasted for hours was soooo crazzy

  36. Ellen

    Hi Viktor!

    Thanks for sharing this – it really helped me to understand a lot of things, which were going on lately. Due to the COVID pandemic my partner and me moved to a hotel-apartment for the time being, hence it was cheaper then keeping our apartment. From the moment we moved into the hotel I became a completely different person. By entering the room and seeing the mirror facing the bed + the mirrors next to the bed which were from top to bottom, I remember thinking to myself: “ah this are portals, how lovely (sarcastic tone) and I just let it slide and ignore it. From day 1 I couldn’t sleep properly, awake until 5/6am in the morning, feeling restless, my mind kept running in circles – which resulted in me waking up in the afternoons even more exhausted then the day before. This continued for 4 months. Also my mental health deteriorated quickly, which was a result of lack of sleep but also I changed to a quiet person (normally I am very talkative and outgoing) and got really black thoughts. I am extremely positive, but it felt like I was not myself, but beyond my control. My partner experienced the same. It just didn’t feel right. More problems manifested somehow in these months and when things couldn’t get worse – they did. Now 4 days ago we moved to a new place. I created a balanced bedroom – 0 mirrors and removed all what feels uncomfortable. I have slept so extremely well the last days, feel more balanced, positive and myself again. I somehow stumbled on your writing due to the interest what influence mirrors have on people and I really can acknowledge that it does. Just wanted to share this story! Thanks.

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Ellen,
      Thanks for sharing you story. I’m glad that you feel more balanced and positive again!

      1. John A

        So fascinated by just learning this about mirrors. This puts to rest the questions I had growing up as a teen. My story is I use to live in Ewa Beach called Soda Creek. The homes came standard with all closet sliding mirror doors. Red flag. Thinking back now there was no way to escape it anyhow. I went years with my feet and bed facing towards the closet mirrors been felt scared in paranoia off reflections almost like magnets youd see things. Night was the worst. Several occasions I remember what felt like being choked and not being able to move or speak. Neber said anything to nobody cause they might think i was crazy.. I even had my bed against the closet itself before and my head was behind the mirror as I slept. Big no no..Its all true you’ll be restless I handled it pretty well because I had company most times than not a girlfriend that stayed with me but this one time she slept over and strangest thing she woke me up early morning about 4am and she looked so freaked out. She said my door began to shake and somebody was calling out my name. Of course I checked it out and nothing..My parents were on vacation in Vegas at the time. Very creepy. Aside other odd things that happened what I ended up doing ultimately was cover one side of my mirror closet which my bed was at. Call it whatever. Superstitious or what. It worked.
        Anyway, thanks for the write up. Brings back spooky memories back in the days living at the old addy.

        1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

          Hi John,
          Creepy indeed and glad it worked. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  37. Daniel Kupka

    I can definitely see how it could be startling to someone who is very situationally aware. Other than that I’ve never had any issues with mirrors. I think if you are superstitious then you are probably more likely to have issues. I can’t remember the last time I had a nightmare and I’ve had mirrors in my room for years

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Daniel,
      Totally agree with you. It has different effects for different people I know a few that’s scared of mirrors because they were spooked by movies.

    2. Derrick Panganiban

      Uncommon feeling or happening occur when mirror placed at the bottom of the bed facing where the foot lies towards the head..There is a high chance that may experience unlikely entities or spirits that wont let you sleep , (touching, whispering, and such strange scariest or pure sense or feeling) purified existence of beings..ive been experienced it not so scary ..but true.

      1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

        Hi Derrick,
        “Not so scary” for you! My hair’s standing just reading your experience here lol

  38. jay

    What if the mirrors are on a wall parallel to the bed — that is on the side of it. NOT at the foot or the head of it?

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Hi Jay,
      This is fine because the mirror doesn’t face the bed directly.

  39. Global Citizen

    To take Jay’s question further, the mirror does not face bed directly.. but due to it being on the side of the bed, it does reflect a part of the bed. Say the middle portion of the bed.. is that problematic ? Mirrors should not reflect ANY part of the bed where a couple sleeps, I suppose ?

    1. Victor Cheung Listing Owner

      Facing part of the bed is better than facing the whole bed. Based on my experience, this also depends on the person. If you’re not experiencing any issues listed in this article, then I wouldn’t worry much if I were you.

  40. Sue

    I thoroughly agree about the infidelity part. When my ex and I remodeled a house, I thought I wanted mirrored closet doors to reflect light in the basement bedroom. Not long after that, he started slinking around and our 20 yr marriage was over.

  41. Jack

    The hardest thing is to fall asleep around evening time when there are such countless earnest things waiting be finished.