The Best Bedtime Routine For a Perfect Night's Sleep, According to Your Star Sign
Your star sign can tell you a lot more than simply who you’re most compatible with. In fact, it can serve as a guide to what indoor plant you should buy, what mantra you should live by, where to travel for the perfect honeymoon and even how to style your bedroom.
If you search a little deeper, you’ll also discover that understanding your zodiac sign can help improve your sleep. Intrigued? We reveal the perfect bedtime routine for every star sign, so here’s to letting the stars guide you to peaceful snooze, night after night.
The best bedtime routine for a perfect night's sleep, according to your star sign
Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
As the leaders of the pack, you’re passionate, motivated and a confident leader who is constantly seeking challenges and striving for perfection - however, this makes you prone to burnout. You may struggle to fall and stay asleep as you find it difficult to quieten your mind.
To help combat this, ditch the phone one hour before bed, burn off excess energy with a yoga flow and write in your gratitude journal, which will help ground your thoughts.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
There’s nothing more that you love than relaxing in soothing environments while surrounded by calming scents, and this is why essential oils will lull you to sleep in seconds and help you snooze like a baby.
Lavender is a go-to for relaxation and better sleep, Chamomile is great for alleviating insomnia as it helps reduce anxiety, and while Bergamot is known to be part of the invigorating citrus family, it can actually help slow heart rate, lower blood pressure and reduce feelings of anxiousness.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
As the social butterflies of the zodiacs, Geminis are constantly juggling a variety of hobbies, careers and friendship groups. They’re always connected with others, whether it be in person or virtual.
To help calm your mind, writing a to-do list in the morning will help you focus throughout the day and keep you on track at completing tasks. In the evening, enjoy a homemade meal with a friend for dinner or simply give them a call, and then turn off your phone at least one hour before bedtime - and leave it switched off until the next morning.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
Cancers are known to put other people’s needs before their own, so ensure your bedtime routine involves a little self-care. Take a bath, put on a face mask and practice some meditation.
Plus, the Crab is ruled by the Moon so to help you align with this energy, recreate the night sky in your bedroom by shutting out all light.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Although fiery Leos are known to be confident, ambitious and love being the centre of attention, they’ll be able to sleep for hours when they find their chill.
Take the edge off your busy day by sipping on a cup of Chamomile tea and incorporating mindfulness into your nighttime routine. This will help lull you from the high energy you bring during the day so you can wake up ready to take on whatever tomorrow presents you with.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
You’re a perfectionist so try offloading your analytical thoughts in a journal before hitting the hay. This will help you disconnect from your emotions and find clarity in things that will otherwise keep you up at night.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Your relaxed personality means you’re less prone to stress - but this also means important things can slip off your radar. To avoid this from happening, make sure to prep your work bag, pack your lunch and read over your calendar the night before.
Your star sign is also ruled by Venus, the planet of indulgence, so you’ll snooze even better when wrapped in luxurious fresh linens and a silk eye mask.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
Because of your high energy levels, most Scorpios tend to nap during the day and sleep very little during the night. It’s crucial you get a complete eight hours of snooze at night as this will help you process your emotions.
Things that work particularly well for Scorpios include switching morning showers for nighttime showers, indulging in a foot bath and getting creative with a dream journal.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
You’re an ever-present wanderlust, so head for a stroll around the block after dinner to relax your adventurous spirit. Once you’re in bed, wear an eye mask and a pair of earplugs to block out any distractions.
Your lucky colour is purple, so you should also surround yourself with shades of this hue - think Lavender bed sheets or an amethyst crystal on your bedside table.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
Hey, workaholic. Yes, you. It’s time you stop spending your evenings replying to work emails and trying to get ahead of tomorrow’s to-do list. Understand that your bedtime is a sacred screen-free time, which should be spent doing other activities that will still keep your mind busy, but will also shake off any stress or anxiety. Read a book, try knitting or press play on a calming podcast, and before you know it your eyelids will be too heavy for you to even think about opening up your emails one last time.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
As the water-bearer, you feel most relaxed in the water and so treating yourself to a bedtime bath will leave you on cloud nine. On the days when you can’t get around to drawing a full bath, a foot bath or foot massage with intoxicating essential oils will suffice.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
You’re a compassionate daydreamer who often gets lost in their dream world, which is why you probably need more hours of sleep compared to other zodiac signs. Power naps (no longer than 20 minutes) will keep you energised throughout the day and stop you from reaching for a 3pm coffee.
At night, draw yourself a healing bath with Epsom salt and lavender to melt away your layers of stress. Once you’re in bed and ready to turn off the lights, jot down your emotions and concerns in a journal to prep yourself for the next day - we promise you’ll feel more at ease after you’ve expressed yourself.
Lead image by Seeds of Spell.
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