“I want to sleep but my brain won’t stop talking to itself.”
Does your brain become overactive at night with all the worries in your life, messing with your sleep? Then maybe you should fall back on your zodiac for some guidance to calm your overactive mind. The day-to-day worries that keep you up at night are connected to your natural traits and hence, are distinct to your zodiac sign.
An adult body typically needs 7-9 hrs of sleep to function optimally throughout the day. But research by the American Sleep Association shows that 50-70 million US adults are underslept and have sleep disorders.
Sleeplessness hurts your work, social life, and personal relationships. Also, it can worsen symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Addressing your worrying triggers is the first step to sleeping better. So with the help of astrology, let’s find out what worries keep you up at night based on your zodiac sign.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
What keeps you up at night- you worry if you are doing enough to be successful in your field.
Being an Arian, your natural tendency is to be highly competitive in whatever you do. You are bad at handling failures, and this gives you sleepless nights.
For the Arian, it’s all or nothing- they like seeing the world with a black-and-white perspective. Navigating through the shades of grey that our lives, in reality, are filled with, makes you worried.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 21)
What keeps you up at night- you worry about your wealth and financial stability.
As a Taurus, you look for consistency in every sphere of your life. Hence, you are constantly worrying if you are doing enough to secure your finances for the future. No matter how much you earn, money always preoccupies your mind. As a Taurean, you enjoy when things are predictable. Hence, when you are thrown out of your comfort zone or have to deal with changes, it makes you anxious.
3. Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
What keeps you up at night- you worry about losing your freedom.
As a Gemini, you are restless and impulsive, always wanting to experience new things and the unknown. You adapt to new environments pretty well. When you are compelled to limit your free spirit, it irritates you badly. You also overthink about the little details, like how others might misconstrue what you said, typos in a mail, etc.
4. Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
What keeps you up at night- you worry about losing loved ones.
Cancer is a zodiac that can’t do without human interactions and constantly craves the attention of loved ones. What the Cancerian truly wants in life is a safe place and deep connections with people. Their gravest fear is something going wrong in their home, or worse, something bad happening to their loved ones. Being disconnected from their friends and family over prolonged periods make them anxious.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
What keeps you up at night- you worry about how the world perceives you.
Leos are courageous and compassionate. However, they are big attention seekers, constantly wanting to be praised and adored by others around them. Naturally, when someone ignores them, they freak out.
Leos are always stressing out over how the world is judging their actions. A Leo works extra hard just to be in everyone’s good graces. Sound familiar?
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
What keeps you up at night- you worry about how to be perfect in every sphere of life.
Being a Virgo, you are wired to stress out about the smallest of things. Your inherent need to organize everything and plan ahead keeps you up at night. Virgos want to be known as people who have their life well-sorted. Your analytical mind is constantly thinking things through and strategizing. Instead of focusing on your merits, you tend to obsess over your weaknesses.