What does your star sign say about your sleep habits?
The mysterious world of horoscopes has been used to categorise our love languages, understand our signature personality traits and even help identify the type of sleeper we are. So, if you (like us) are fascinated by the astrological world, you might want to read on and see what your star sign says about your sleep.
Anxious Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)
Poor Aquarius, you’re never able to unplug and just be. You’re constantly thinking up new ideas, how to make things better and spend more time worrying about the future than being in the moment. These are not great traits when it comes to sleeping as you battle to put your busy mind to bed.
Common sleep offender: Non-stop thinking.
Quick fix: Try some calming sleep music, or a guided meditation to bring you back to centre and power down your mind.
People-pleasing Pisces (19 February – 20 March)
You’re the most “connected” of the zodiac signs, which means you’re always putting others ahead of your needs. This can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed and keep your mind awake, as you’re so emotionally porous to the world around you. You may find it difficult to get to sleep and will often let your emotions wake you in the night.
Common sleep offender: Stress and overwhelm.
Quick fix: Put yourself first. Use distraction techniques to take your mind off others like a warm soothing bath, or listen to some calming sleep music to help drift your mind to sleep. You need to keep your energy recharged so getting enough sleep is critical for you.
A-for-away Aries (21 March – 20 April)
You just love to go, go, go and sleep is not high up on your priority list. With your excess energy and creatively-driven brain, you hate to be tied down, which makes your sleep schedules erratic. You’re either an early bird or a night owl or something in between. There’s no consistency in your sleep habits.
Common sleep offender: Irregular sleep-wake schedule.
Quick fix: Learn to use sleep as a fuel for your busy mind. You’re prone to stress, so by keeping your body topped up with rest can help sustain your energetic self. Try winding down early in the evening with yoga or a good book.
Take-me-to-bed Taurus (21 April – 20 May)
No one loves their sleep more than a Taurus. You’re the first one in bed and enjoy great quality sleep, but only if your sleep environment is up to scratch with your lavish tastes. It’s no lie that you love the finer things in life, like boujee bed linens with high thread count (which make your credit card hurt, but in the name of sleep it’s worth it right?).
In fact, your standards are so high that it’s tough for those around you to keep pace with you, which often leads to arguments. The thing is, Taurus, you hate to lose, and if you argue before bed it’s a battle to sunrise. Or until you’ve won, of course. All of this can affect the quality of your sleep.
Common sleep offender: Arguments before bed.
Quick fix: Keep arguments for the morning and learn to let go of things you can’t change. You might want to look into a temporary sleep divorce if you feel an argument brewing.
Get-up-and-go Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
Your fear of missing out is a Gemini sleep sapper of note. You hate to sleep if you know you’re going to miss out on something more fun and are often found stalking the halls of all-nighters, be it with a good book or a night out on the town, before finally succumbing to sleep. You find it hard to switch off your mind before bed, but when you do, it’s lights out, until the morning…
Common sleep offender: FOMO
Quick fix: Channel that energy into sleep, because with your always-on lifestyle you’ll need to keep your energy levels high. Get out that yoga mat, and learn to calm your mind to prepare you for sleep.
Comfortable Cancer (21 June – 22 July)
A perfect sleep environment is what makes you tick (even when rustling the sheets). If your bedroom environment (or any space in your house) is not up to scratch (you can hear dirty dishes whispering too), you’re unlikely to fall asleep. Your sleep quality is directly impacted by how peaceful you feel within, so watch out for lingering stress that may enter your thoughts before bed.
Common sleep offender: Stress.
Quick fix: Keep stress at bay by not overthinking and needing everything to be perfect. Knowing what’s causing you stress is the first step in getting better sleep.
Lazy Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Like all lions, you’re happiest when you’re a flat cat, fast asleep. But your sleeping space has to be the perfect recipe for sleep too. Anything that disturbs a sleeping Leo can cause you to react aggressively and put you in a grumpy mood that may cause a restless night.
Common sleep offender: Interrupted sleep.
Quick fix: As beauty sleep is high up on your list, make sure your sleep environment is sleep expert-approved.
Overthinking Virgo (23 August – 23 September)
Virgos love to start organising their entire life, just before bed. There is always something you need to do or fix. And then there’s your annoying habit of smoothing your sheets and making your blankets nice and neat. Your perfectionism can interfere with your sleep and most Virgos will suffer from sleep anxiety, which is the fear of going to sleep because you worry that your sleep won’t be up to standard.
Common sleep offender: Overthinking.
Quick fix: Try drinking some herbal teas for sleep to calm that mind.
Lapis lazuli Libra (24 September – 23 October)
You’re the woo-woo sleepers that will bathe your crystals in the moonlight and say a goodnight prayer to the universe to grace you with good energy and good sleep. You believe that your sleep is affected by the moon and rarely take the practical steps to give it to yourself. Most Librans will be found snuggling up to a partner (or a bunch of crystals) and will either have extremely loud creative decor (not condoned for good sleep) or found with a dream catcher hanging above their bed.
Common sleep offender: distracting decor.
Quick fix: Start implementing sleep hygiene habits that don’t only involve crystals.
Sleepless Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)
Sleep, what’s sleep? Scorpios hate the “s” word. There is always something better to do, and sleep is just something that needs to be done so you can get up and carry on living your life. Scorpios will often suffer from severe sleep deprivation that can lead to health issues, so make sure you know that life is a balance, and sleep is vital to your wellbeing. If you share a bed with a Scorpio, beware. If you wake them, prepare to be stung. These are not morning-people.
Common sleep offender: All-nighters.
Quick fix: Learn the art of relaxation and try to get to sleep before midnight. You really need to start getting some regular shut-eye.
Social Sagittarius (23 November – 21 December)
As a social Sag, you love to be in the know. Guilty of endless scrolling, the best way to get to sleep is to swap social media for a distracting bed partner. Sagittarius also love to travel, so jetlag is often their most common symptom.
Common sleep offender: Social Media.
Quick fix: Find stimulation during the day and feed you knowledge way before bedtime so that when you get to sleep you can sleep knowing your gossip column has been topped up.
Catch-up Capricorn (22 December – 20 January)
Deadlines, work, to-do lists and fending off burnout is what a Capricorn is all about. Sleep is just another thing to be scheduled in, and can sometimes be overlooked as you’re just too busy. Anxiety is also at the top of your sleep offender list, as your driven nature will always be trying to push the boundaries on what you can achieve. On the flip side, if sleep is a priority, you’ll overachieve on that too and keep a very strict sleep schedule.
Common sleep offender: Deadlines.
Quick fix: Better rest equals better results. Find a work-life balance that includes sleep and you’ll be able to achieve all those goals.
Do any of these star signs speak to your sleeping habits? We’re sure they do. Just remember, get enough shut-eye, so you can let your personality flag fly high.