The Bedtime Routines of Celebrities, Including Drew Barrymore and Beyonce

Bedtime routines vary from person to person but the goal is always the same; to relax. Celebrities have their own nighttime routines to help them prepare for bed. Ahead, discover Drew Barrymore’s unusual routine (page 7), and learn Beyonce’s trick to a good night’s sleep (page 4).

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts attends ELLE's Annual Women in Television Celebration

She reads before bed. | Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Elle

As a child, actress Emma Roberts’ mom read books to her. Today, she continues the bedtime tradition. “I love reading,” she told WebMD. “There is nothing better than having a good book that you can’t put down.”

Hint: Gwyneth Paltrow’s bedtime routine is surprisingly affordable.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow in a black dress, smiling for the camera on the red carpet

She takes an Epsom salt bath. | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

The actress and Goop founder has a surprisingly simple bedtime routine. Gwyneth Paltrow relies on a drugstore product to get herself ready for bed. “I take an Epsom salt bath every night to wind down,” Paltrow told Elle.

Hint: Oprah considers herself to be a professional in bathing.


Actress and TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Golden Globe Awards

She has a bath. | Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Another celebrity who embraces baths is Oprah. “In the evening, I have a bath before bed; it’s a ritual. I’m a bathing professional — I have different bubble baths, salts, beads, and oils,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.

Hint: Beyonce’s trick to sleeping well is one everyone can do. And it doesn’t cost money.



Beyonce wears herself out. | Mike Coppola/Getty Images

“I am a person who has a hard time shutting off my brain,” she told Owaves. To combat this, she keeps her schedule full of activities like swimming. “If you are active during your day, you will be so exhausted you can’t help but fall asleep.”

Hint: Blake Lively has to eat this one food before bed.

Blake Lively

Actress Blake Lively arrives at the premiere of "The Green Lantern" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

She has some chocolate. | Robyn Beck/Getty Images

Actress Blake Lively is known for her love of fashion and her love of food. Her bedtime routine shows just how much she enjoys chocolate. “I can’t start my day without a cup of hot milk chocolate or finish without crunching a few dark chocolate squares,” Lively told Marie Claire. “It’s good for my morale.”

Hint: Vera Wang gets design inspiration at bedtime.

Vera Wang

Designer Vera Wang

She has a relaxing bedroom design. | Trevor Collens/AFP/Getty Images

Fashion designer Vera Wang makes her bedroom a place she wants to be. “My bedroom is my sanctuary,” Wang told Fortune. “It’s like a refuge, and it’s where I do a fair amount of designing — at least conceptually if not literally.” Take a cue from Wang and make your bedroom decor relaxing.

Hint: Drew Barrymore’s bedroom routine involves applying makeup.  

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore attends Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards

She does her makeup before bed. | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour

“After I do my evening skin-care routine, I line my outer lower lashes with soft-black pencil—usually Flower That’s So Kohl—before I go to bed,” Barrymore told Allure magazine. “It sounds a little crazy, but I wake up with the perfect smudgy eye makeup. I can roll out of bed, do absolutely nothing, and get compliments on my makeup.”

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