This might be the last thing you'd ever turn to astrology for, but did you know there’s totally a way to know just how much sleep you need based on your zodiac sign. Of course, the National Sleep Foundation recommends anyone above the age of 18 gets seven to nine hours of sleep every night. The foundation also recommends no less than six hours of sleep and no more than 10 hours of sleep. But where is your sweet spot in all of this? Well, it could very well depend on your zodiac sign. Specific signs get more energy from sleep, while others may charge their batteries through social interactions or career ambitions. Likewise, these are also signs that are more connected to the lunar cycles (here’s looking at you, Water signs), and so they benefit from resting when the moon is hanging high.
You zodiac signs can tell you a lot about yourself, from what your greatest weakness is in life to how you, um, perform in the bedroom. And yes, your zodiac sign can also tell you how much sleep you need. Find your what your shut-eye sweet spot is below.
As a Fire sign, Leo is naturally high-energy. In fact, all Fire signs can forgo sleep if necessary, as they as passion people who are energized from within. Leo also finds their energy from being the center of attention. Yes, having all eyes on the Leo will literally charge them up the same way a good night's sleep will.
That said, Leo really thrives off their naps. They can live a life in which they get an average of five hours a sleep per night, but they make up for it with a massive two-hour nap every other day. Since Leo’s is represented by the lion, these cat naps help them connect with their inner king of the jungle. Plus, there's something very luxurious about a good nap - Leos naturally feel like they deserve the best in life.see more on Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Virgo is known as the hardest working sign of the zodiac. They are dedicated, practical, reliable, and logical. They prefer following their head rather than their heart. That said, Virgo does need to tear themselves away from their work to get that solid seven hours. Yes, they would totally just work for 24-hours straight if they could, but they need to be well rested in order to function like the hard workers they are. It’s also recommended that the Virgo indulges in a nice 12-hour deep sleep every once in a while, as they truly need the relaxation.see more on Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Libra is a sign known for their fairness; they are all about symmetry, harmony, and social justice. Throughout their day, they will act as a mediator in all situations. They are the ones who make sure Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t detonate, that their friend who had too many shots doesn’t embarrass themselves, and apologizes first when fighting with a significant other.
Because Libra sacrifices so much of their time making sure others are happy, they need a solid eight hours of me-time in the form of sleep. In fact, Libra should make their bedtime routine as indulgent as possible. They deserve a nice bubble bath, a good book, and a glass of wine before bed.see more on Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Scorpio is a surprising Water sign, as they don’t really seem like a Water sign. Water signs are all defined by their connection to their emotions, and while Scorpios are highly emotional people, they are quite guarded about showing these intense emotions. They are secretive, passionate, and obsessive. They have depths that no one else will ever know.
Because of their obsessive, secretive, and perfectionist nature, Scorpios will usually forgo much of the sleep they really do need; they hold so much inside and need sleep to digest all of those feelings. The average Scorpio probably gets about five hours of sleep, but could really use nine hours.see more on Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)