The Perfect Sleeping Pattern Based on Your Chinese Zodiac
Understanding your sleep routine is an important part of making sure that you get not just enough sleep, but the right kind of sleep for you! Astrologers believe that your zodiac can influence the type of sleeping pattern that will benefit you the most.
With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we are providing advice on how to adjust your sleeping pattern based on your Chinese zodiac sign.
Birth Year: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Personality Traits: Quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind
Those born in the year of the rat have sharp minds and can easily adapt to any kind of situation. This means that they are naturally able to function on minimal sleep, providing that the quality of sleep is high!
It’s recommended that Rats make the most of their short bursts of sleep by meditating before bed. Even a quick meditation will help to put them in the right frame of mind for deep sleep.
Birth Year: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Personality Traits: Diligent, dependable, strong, determined
If you’re born in the year of the Ox, your sleeping pattern should be as dependable and strong as you. Routine is of the utmost importance to these diligent folk, so try to maintain a regular schedule of solid sleep rather than relying on frequent naps.
Put your smartphone to good use and set up a sleep schedule that helps you switch off at bedtime and wakes you up at the same time every morning.
Birth Year: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Personality Traits: Brave, confident, competitive
Summer is the perfect season for those born in the year of the Tiger. Bold and ready to seize the day, the summer sun will supercharge your mind and body meaning you can rely on having less sleep.
Autumn and winter, however, are the hibernating months for Tigers. As soon as the weather turns and the darker nights creep in, lean into your instinct to snuggle up and take advantage of an earlier bedtime and a longer lie-in so you can be well-rested and ready for the next summer.
Birth Year: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Personality Traits: Quiet, elegant, kind, responsible
Rabbits are known for their reserved and kind personality traits, but can also be prone to higher levels of anxiety that manifest when they go to sleep.
If you’re born in the year of the Rabbit, you’re more likely to toss and turn as you try to go to sleep. Combat this restless feeling by going to bed a little earlier. This will give you additional time to wind down before you fall asleep.
Birth Year: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Personality Traits: Confident, intelligent, enthusiastic
People born in the year of the Dragon are often what is known as a Type A personality – confident, well-liked, and intelligent, these people make for good leaders and often take protector roles in whichever environment they are in.
Protectors usually sleep with one eye open, and the same goes for Dragons – a few hours of sleep at a time can work best. Schedule power naps to keep a routine going.
Birth Year: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Personality Traits: Enigmatic, intelligent, wise
Those born in the year of the Snake tend to take things slow. Smart enough to hold back and take their time until they’re sure of the situation, they’re often viewed as being the wisest people in the Chinese zodiac.
Achieving deep sleep is important for mulling over the events of the day, but Snakes need intellectual stimulation as often as possible. Try watching a gentle movie to keep your mind distracted until you fall into a deep sleep.
Birth Year: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Personality Traits: Animated, active, energetic
People born in the year of the Horse are always on the go, even when they’re asleep. The temptation to keep scrolling and chatting the night away with others is strong in these people, so monitoring the use of screens around bedtime is key to a good night’s sleep.
It’s recommended that anyone tempted to scroll in bed puts their phone down for an hour before sleep but Horses should definitely stick to a strict sleep hygiene routine when it comes to tech to ensure they get enough sleep to recharge all that active energy.
Birth Year: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Personality Traits: Calm, gentle, sympathetic
Calm and gentle personality types tend to have the mental space to dream big. If you’re born in the year of the Goat you should give yourself plenty of time for a long sleep – more sleep means more time for your imagination to run wild!
One of the best Chinese zodiac signs for being relaxed, this also likely means that you can enjoy a lie in. Make sure to indulge yourself with a lazy morning at least once a week.
Birth Year: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
When something piques their curiosity, those born in the year of the Monkey find it hard to let go. Sharp as a tack, Monkeys will likely stay up much later than their peers. This is to make sure they satisfy their thirst for knowledge before they turn to sleep.
Make sure that you give that smart brain of yours a rest whenever you can by taking short naps during the day. That way, you’ll have plenty of energy stored up when inspiration hits!
Birth Year: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Personality Traits: Observant, hardworking, courageous
Unsurprisingly, the hardworking Rooster is an early riser. Just like the animal that represents them, those born in the year of the Rooster are observant, brave, and have a fantastic work ethic.
Remember, early to rise should mean early to bed. A good 8-10 hours sleep is recommended to recharge those hardworking batteries. If you know an early night isn’t on the cards for you, why not take a quick power nap after work to replenish your energy and drive?
Birth Year: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Personality Traits: Lovely, honest, prudent
Those born in the year of the Dog are often a welcome presence. Known for having a loving personality with thoughtful and honest traits, it could be said that Dogs have an open mind.
However, that open mind can bring you lucid dreams, meaning you could be in for a night of disturbed sleep. To encourage the depths of relaxation needed for a deep sleep, release tension before bed with a warm bath.
Birth Year: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Personality Traits: Compassionate, generous, diligent
If you’re born in the year of the Pig, you give your time and energy to others with your compassion and generosity. You’re a diligent person which means you give great care and attention to whatever your task, but all this giving means you need to schedule some self-care so you don’t burn yourself out!
Having a regular sleep pattern and leaving time to relax and wind down properly before bed is hugely important for your wellbeing, so make sure that you draw some clear boundaries between when it’s time to give your all elsewhere and when it’s time to give yourself the same care and attention.
If you are looking to adapt your sleeping pattern based on your Chinese Zodiac, you can also check out even more of our sleeping tips. Including breathing techniques to help you sleep, as well as our range of comfy mattresses.