9 Times Celebrities Dropped Some Major Truths About Sleep

By Anna Almendrala and Abigail Williams for Huff Post

Good motivation to get your sleep on.

Everyone needs to get their rest — between 7 and 9 hours of it, according to the National Sleep Foundation. But it can be hard to get the word out, so it always helps when celebrities rave about how important sleep is in their lives, too. 

You need sleep because it’s when your brain and complex nervous systems perform much-needed daily maintenance on themselves. Sleep helps build memories, makes you feel better emotionally and stabilizes your blood sugar. It’s even important for your looks, as people like Lauren Conrad and Gwyneth Paltrow attest. So the next time you find yourself pressing “play” on just one more Netflix episode before bed, ask yourself — What Would Beyonce Do? 

To get sleep-inspired, here are some of our favorite celebrity sleep quotes:
Beyonce to <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20482483,00.html">People Magazine</a>.Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
Beyonce to People Magazine.
Mindy Kaling in her book, <i><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/463890-there-is-no-sunrise-so-beautiful-that-it-is-wortMaarten de Boer via Getty Images
Mindy Kaling in her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Tamera Mowry to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/latham-thomas/tamera-mowry-interview_b_2941523.html">HuffPost blogger Chelsea Lauren via Getty Images
Halle Berry to <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20482483,00.html">People Magazine</a>.&nbsp;Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images
Halle Berry to People Magazine.
Emmy Rossum&nbsp;to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/14/emmy-rossum-sleep_n_4965114.html">HuffPost Live</a>.&nbMaarten de Boer via Getty Images
Emmy Rossum to HuffPost Live
Christina Aguilera to <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20482483,00.html">People Magazine</a>.NBC via Getty Images
Christina Aguilera to People Magazine.
Jennifer Lopez to <a href="http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20307065_5,00.html?xid=huffpost_lifestyle-pubexchange_artiChristopher Polk via Getty Images
Jennifer Lopez to Health.com
Gwyneth Paltrow to <a href="http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2011/10/20/gwyneth-paltrow-diet-beauty-secrets/">Ask Dr. BrJerome Favre via Getty Images
Gwyneth Paltrow to Ask Dr. Brandt on Sirius XM Radio
Lauren Conrad, <a href="http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2011/05/beauty-note-sweet-dreams/">in her blog</a>.&nbsp;Sarah Hummert via Getty Images
Lauren Conrad, in her blog

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