According to astrologers, your date of birth, or zodiac sign, generally determines your behavior. This also has an impact on every aspect of your life including sleep time. Therefore, the optimum amount of sleep you need could be based on your zodiac sign alone.
This makes sense if you consider that different people need a different amount of sleep to perform optimally.
We have heard of people that can do without sleep for a whole day. You’d think this might lead to lethargy and tiredness, but they still function normally. They carry out their tasks without any sign of fatigue.
Some others need just a few hours of sleep. They are not necessarily workaholics though. They are simply wired that way.
Apparently, the disparities are all related to your zodiac sign. But this is hard to reconcile when the medically approved sleep-time for most adults is at least 7 hours.
It is a sure bet you have wondered about that 7 hours minimum. One of the things that make the world interesting is its unpredictability. Science cannot make rigid rules on how we should lead our lives. Sometimes, things happen that defy medical or scientific explanation.
As far as unusual sleep patterns are concerned, the stars have come to our rescue. So because of your date of birth, you might need more or less time than the norm. Basically, the idea is not to panic and think you are suffering from insomnia. It’s the stars controlling your sleep pattern.
So what is the ideal amount of sleep you need based on your zodiac sign? Read on to find out.
Optimal sleep-time based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries are born under the sign of the ram. This makes them high-energy individuals who want to win all races. Generally, they sleep less than most people because of their boundless energy.
If you an Aries, based on your zodiac sign, you need at least 4 hours of sleep each day.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus are known to be stubborn and like digging into an argument. As far as sleep is concerned, Taurus sign is governed by the quality of sleep over quantity in term of hours.
To get the best of your life if you are a Taurus, you would need at least 7 hours of sleep daily.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are thinkers and worriers. They can stay awake all night mulling over a problem.
For this reason, it is common for a Geminis to sleep for as little as 2 hours to as much as 12 hours. However, the ideal amount of sleep for a Gemini is 6 hours.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers are ruled by the moon. In astrology, it is the sign of sleep. Those born under this sign sleep best only at home. They find it difficult to sleep while traveling.
If you are a cancer, based on your zodiac sign, you would need at least 8 hours of sleep to be at your best during the day.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Those born under the lion sign are known to be fiery while at the same time loving their comfort very much.
Leos need a lot of space to rest. And to calm that fiery nature, you would need at Least 7 hours of sleep.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Like Gemini, Virgos tend to worry a lot about issues. For this reason, most of them spend less time sleeping. Some can use just 3 hours of sleep at night.
However, the ideal sleep-time for Virgos to be at their best is at least 5 hours sleep.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
A person born under this sign tends to seek for balance in all aspects of life. At the same time, Libras spend too much energy wanting to please everybody; this takes a toll on them.
To be really refreshed the next day, you would need 8 hours of sleep at night based on your zodiac sign of Libra
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpios are ruled by passion. They have very active minds. Their lives tend to be full of activities.
It is known that they can function for long periods without sleep. However, they have to sleep eventually to get back their energy.
As a Scorpio, based on your zodiac sign, you would need at least 8 hours of sleep in a dark comfortable room to be at your best the next day.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
If there would be an anti-sleep movement, a Sagittarius would volunteer to be the head. They are restless and generally hate sleep which they consider an irritant.
They can survive on small naps and go about their daily tasks with gusto. However, like everybody else, they have to have complete rest sometime.
If you are a Sagittarius, anything more than 6 hours is too much. In other words, your ideal amount of sleep is about 6 hours or less.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 18)
Capricorns are known as the most serious of all the Zodiac signs. They take everything seriously. To them, sleep is a necessity that must be taken seriously like eating.
They would be the ones to have a strict schedule for the time to hit the bed and call it a day.
Based on your zodiac sign, Capricorn, the ideal amount of time to sleep is between 7and 8 hours.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians with their boundless energy can survive on very little sleep. They hardly get tired of any physical activity and always want to be on the move.
As for sleep, a few hours are enough for them. However, the optimal about of sleep they need is at least 4 hours of sleep.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces are very sensitive. If they had their way, the whole world would spend more time sleeping. They love dreaming and get much of their intelligence from having enough sleep.
If you are a Pisces, that must mean you really enjoy sleep the way some people enjoy eating. Sleep is one of your best hobbies. Based on your zodiac sign, 8-18 hours of sleep is best for you.
So, what is your sign? Is your ideal amount of sleep represented above? If not, do tell us how much sleep you need to get by or to be at your best.