Why you can't sleep in front of a mirror: the essence of an old superstition
A mirror in the bedroom is almost a must-have piece of furniture. But no matter how small the room is, it should not be positioned so that it reflects the bed. However, not everyone knows why you shouldn't sleep in front of a mirror.
OBOZREVATEL inquired about the essence of the superstition. And tells you how such a location can be dangerous.
For its ability to reflect objects and show the world as if unfolded, a mirror has long been considered a mystical object, a portal to another world, a conductor of spirits. And these spirits are not always friendly. At the same time, the state of sleep is called "little death". It is believed that at this time the soul can leave the body for a short time and travel. It is at this moment that demons from the mirror can steal this soul, and the person will not wake up.
Also, a mirror opposite the bed portends eternal loneliness for people without a partner. Allegedly, if you reflect yourself in it while sleeping, you double yourself, so you don't need a partner. Spouses who sleep this way can expect quarrels and conflicts.
Therefore, superstition experts recommend placing the mirror behind the headboard or at a height where it does not reflect the person in it. You can turn the mirror so that it does not look at the bed, or cover it with something like a screen.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told why you shouldn't look in the mirror before going to bed.