Have you ever come across elders who warns you not to sleep facing a certain direction when you're sleeping at night?

Yes, there are belief that we are not supposed sleep with our head pointing to North and during funerals, the dead body's head is kept that way.

Is this a mere superstition or is there any reasons behind this practice? Here's why Indians traditionally never slept with their heads pointing North:
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