09/23/2015 07:01 am ET Updated Dec 19, 2016

9 Times Celebrities Dropped Some Major Truths About Sleep

Good motivation to get your sleep on.
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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: