The news website Inc reports on how a star fitness trainer maintains peak performance and gets 7 to 8 hours of shuteye each night.

Jillian Michaels is best known as one of the original fitness trainers on the television show, The Biggest Loser. These days, her biggest project is the Jillian Michaels Fitness App, which she says had three million downloads during 2019.

One thing that hasn’t changed: the degree to which getting a good night’s sleep is key to her continued peak performance, as it is for other celebrities who boast about early bedtimes.

Schedule it. “There’s just no excuse,” she said. “People are like, ‘I just don’t have the time,’ and they laugh at you. But it’s like, what are you talking about? Go to bed at 10 p.m., get up at 6 a.m.. Go to bed at 11 p.m., get up at 7 a.m.. Even if you went to bed at 11 p.m. and got up at 6 a.m., that’s still seven hours.”

Consider a supplement. Michaels said she personally takes a dosage of magnesium malate every day to combat stress that could interfere with sleep. “You don’t need to take that unless you get tremendous tension, TMJ [which causes jaw pain], feeling stressed,” she said, but for her it helps. “I prefer it before people turn to weed gummies and all this crap. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a psychiatrist, but I don’t like that stuff.” Of course, it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting a supplement regimen.

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