Your Sleep Style According to Your Zodiac Sign

Your Sleep Style According to Your Zodiac Sign

“What’s your sign?” Left and right you may be asked this question as it relates to everything from compatibility, personality traits, style, and so forth. Maybe you’re the kind of person that reads your horoscopes daily and is always willing to fill out a birth chart for a friend. Maybe you’re the kind of person that holds no stock in it. Regardless of your disposition to the zodiac, have you ever wondered how your sign may relate to your sleep? Oddly enough, the zodiac signs are based off of constellations in the night sky and may be more accurate than you think.

Aries: The Ram (March 21–April 19)

The Aries are known for being impulsive and that can lead to tossing and turning during the night. Aries also tend to have lots of energy during the day which can sometimes leak into nighttime thoughts causing headaches and anxiety. Members of this sign need at least 4 hours of sleep to function so bedtime can fall anytime between 2 and 3 a.m.

Taurus: The Bull (April 20–May 20)

The Taurus have an appreciation for the finer things in life, and that definitely applies to sleep routine as well. As an indulgent sign, Taurus tends to sprawl out over the entire bed when possible. Sleep is valued by the Taurus so 7 hours is a good minimum. Lights out is generally around 11 p.m. if not earlier. The Taurus are more likely to indulge in sleep accessories such as weighted blankets, fine linens, eye mask, etc.

Gemini: The Twins (May 21–June 20)

The Gemini are known for communication and being the life of the party! Whether it stems from fear of missing out or reviewing conversations from the day, insomnia is a common affliction for this sign. Gemini intuit the sleep position that works best for them every night. Gemini can need anything from 2-12 hours a night, averaging about 6 hours nightly. Bed time is generally at 1 a.m. Cooler temperatures and yoga before bed may help alleviate insomnia for the Gemini.

Cancer: The Crab (June 21–July 22)

The Cancer strives for perfection in all things. Similar to the Aries, Cancers tend to move around frequently in bed. From personal relationships to cleanliness, these issues can seep into your thoughts when winding down. This can lead to insomnia, particularly when sleeping away from home, and even nightmares. A soft blanket can create comfort for the Cancer. Cancers need at least 8 hours of sleep to function so winding down generally starts around 11 p.m.

Leo: The Lion (July 23–August 22)

The Leo tends to be the center of attention. With regards to sleep, laying flat on your back tends to be the preferred position. Leos enjoy napping frequently leading to less sleep needed at night. 7 hours of rest or less will do the trick, so Dreamland starts around midnight. Leos prefer to sleep in a quiet, peaceful environment. If you’re a Leo in a relationship, you will love a good cuddle in bed.

Virgo: The Virgin (August 23–September 22)

The Virgo is known for their affinity to order and routine. Virgos tend to pillow hog, even placing a pillow between their knees for back support. Sometimes finishing a list can delay rest for the Virgo and causes bed time to fall well into the wee hours of the morning. Knowing there is always more to be done, Virgos can function on a short 3 hours of sleep. Calming your mind with a cup of hot herbal tea before bed may help your descent into slumber.

Libra: The Scales (September 23–October 22)

The Libra is acknowledged as the most indecisive sign. Members of this sign tend to sleep straight on their stomach. Sleep for the Libra is a balancing act; too much or too little can be problematic. The bedroom serves as a spiritual haven for the Libra, so decor is very important to them. 8 hours strikes a good harmony for this sign so the Sandman visits around 11 p.m. nightly.

Scorpio: The Scorpion (October 23–November 21)

The Scorpio is commonly associated with passion and sometimes obsession. Scorpios love sleep but oftentimes have trouble sleeping leading to a variety of positions or locations for sleep. 8 hours is an ideal sleep goal for this sign but they need a cushion of time for falling asleep and waking in the morning leading the time for shuteye to be 10 p.m. Meditation or some time in front of the TV may help the Scorpio ease into rest quicker.

Sagittarius: The Archer (November 22–December 21)

The Sagittarius is appreciated for their optimism and outgoing personalities. This sign tends to sleep with their hands over their heads and enter dormancy around 1 a.m. Sagittarius have an adventurous spirit leading to vivid dreams and a love for the outdoors/travel. Less than 6 hours of sleep can suffice for the Sagittarius, who may also suffer from restless leg syndrome. Taking the time to recharge their batteries is very important for this sign or they may crash.

Capricorn: The Goat (December 22–January 19)

The Capricorn is regarded as ambitious and hard working. Sleeping in a ball may be most comfortable, as Capricorns are very guarded. Capricorns really enjoy their sleep and need around 7 to 8 hours every night no matter when they go to bed. Lights out generally starts around midnight. Stress can disrupt sleep for this sign, so meditation or a quick bubble bath before bed may be the best remedy.

Aquarius: The Water Bearer (January 20–February 18)

The Aquarius are noted for being dependable and creative. When it comes to sleep positioning, one arm is under the pillow, one leg is straight out, and the other leg is curled in. This sign is prone to worry and anxiety and can fully function on 4 hours of sleep. Winding down for bed can happen anytime around 3 a.m. Dreams can prove to be a creative incubator, so sleep should be considered a priority for the Aquarius.

Pisces: The Fish (February 19–March 20)

The Pisces are notorious as one of the most emotional and spiritual signs in the Zodiac. Sleeping similar to a baby, the Pisces puts their hands under their cheek and lies on their side. Out of all the signs, Pisces can sleep the longest, anywhere from 8-18 hours a day. Bedtime is very early, around 9 p.m. nightly. This sign can get overwhelmed easily, causing issues sleeping. Prioritizing sleep, specifically dreams, can restore energy depletion from the day.

How well did you match up with your sign?

According to the American Federation of Astrologers, the number of Americans reading horoscopes daily may be around 23% of the population. Did this article move the needle? Are you convinced? I don’t know about you, but all this talk of sleep has me ready for a nap. This overindulgent Taurus is ready to curl up with my Coop pillow and ease into Dreamland.