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What Your Birthday Says About Your Sleep Habits

Zodiac Signs & Sleeping Habits

Every year, your birthday is a cause for celebration. According to the study of astrology, the day a person is born may determine several aspects of one's life. And, when it comes to sleep cycles, we're all about paying close attention to the moon and the sun. Our question is, is there a connection between your zodiac sign and sleeping habits?

Here's how each zodiac sign can get the most from their sleep:

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Considered a fire sign, Aries are headstrong, energetic, and stubborn. Known for being big thinkers, these risk-takers take life by the horns. With these traits in mind, Aries usually have very active minds before bedtime, something that may affect getting a good night of sleep. Aries can achieve better sleep by crafting a soothing sleep space, filled with cooler sheets and maybe even nature sounds.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

A Taurus is a person who's notoriously dependable and practical; they love sticking to a routine and don't like to be forced to change. While most sleepers find it difficult to build good habits like making the bed and waking up to an alarm, these daily rituals are easier for a Taurus to get into the habit of doing. A Taurus on a schedule is a rested Taurus.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Known as big communicators, Geminis love taking the time to talk to others about everything (and anything!). Geminis are curious and their twin energy leaves them prone to second-guessing their choices. Because of this, Geminis are restless by nature. Geminis may benefit from decompressing in the form of meditation or yoga before bedtime.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A person of warmth and comfort, Cancers have a high emotional intelligence and can often be on the moodier side (Crabby much? ?). Thought to be ruled by the moon, Cancers enjoy sleep and love spending a weekend wrapped up in a blanket. Because home is where the heart is for Cancers, sleeping away from it can be difficult for them. If you're a Cancer sleeper, bring a bit of home wherever you go and make it a point to create a warm and inviting sleep space.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Ruled by the sun, Leos love basking in the warmth of a big, soft bed. Not unlike a lion with it's pride, Leos feel at their most comfortable sleeping with the company of a friend or loved one (and they make excellent cuddlers!). Because these cats enjoy the finer things in life, Leos should make it a point to invest in their rest. For them, you can't put a cost on coziness.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Focused on the future, Virgos are known for making big goals and dreams. They have a true appreciation for organization and beauty and often have high standards for every part of their lives. With these traits in mind, Virgos have incredibly active minds that keep them from catching all the Zzz's they need. To keep themselves from worrying, it can be helpful for Virgos to write out their heaviest thoughts in a journal every night. Then, they can settle in for a restful night of sleep.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Good vibes only. Libras are all about achieving an internal sense of balance and harmony. They're always looking for ways to find peace and positive energy. These signs take beauty sleep seriously, so they are more than likely have a strict morning and evening regimen. To get the most from their rest, it's good for a Libra to design a personal sleep sanctuary that's perfect for their personality.

Scorpio (October 23-November 2

If you're looking for the night owls of the zodiac, look no further than Scorpios. Intense and passionate, these signs tend to get energized in the evening. These habits may make it hard for Scorpios to keep up with a regular sleep schedule. Scorpios looking for a good night's sleep should try sticking to a normal bedtime. They may even explore other outlets for their energy, such as meditation.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

A Sagittarius is always on the go! These creative signs are travelers at heart who love going on adventures. Known to function off little sleep, these archers aim to explore and stretch their horizons. With these wanderlust habits in mind, it's good for a Sagittarius to remember to take a breather every now and then. Our advice for this fire sign: find the power in a power nap to avoid flaming out.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorns have a practical attitude and a no nonsense approach to life. Like every task on their to-do list, sleep is seen as a chore that needs to be done. Time with their mattress is mandatory, so it's no surprise they take their sleep seriously.

If you're a Capricorn struggling to sleep, make it a goal to limit distractions before bedtime. A heavy duty sleep mask or blackout curtains would make a welcome addition to any Capricorn's bedroom.

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Aquarius are notorious for being insomniacs, regularly staying awake to think through their biggest tasks. Always on-the-go, these signs are constant planners and have trouble slowing down. You'll probably find an Aquarius scrolling through their phone around bedtime.

To us, forward-thinking shouldn't mean no sleeping! As the most sleep-deprived sign, we recommend these seafarers turn off the tech and get some much deserved rest.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Pisces AKA the dreamers of the world. These water signs are healers that often get lost in the clouds. On the more spiritual side, Pisces make it a point to maintain positive energy in their day-to-day activities. Because the act of getting recharged is so necessary to a Pisces, a good night's sleep is crucial. Also, these sleepers might have an interest in what their dreams mean.

Don't Sleep on your Sleep

You deserve the best, especially on your birthday. Our position is that every zodiac sign should be sleeping better, so visit a Mattress Firm store near you to stretch your budget further with a new bed.

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