Michelle Obama On Getting Your Family On a Sleep Schedule That Works: "If I'm Sitting Still and I Slow Down, I'm Asleep"

We all know sleep is important, but how many of us get enough? Like so many busy moms, Michelle Obama packs a lot into every day -- meaning nights are usually too short! Today's theme focuses on getting your family on a sleep schedule that works. As iVillage guest editor, Mrs. Obama talked to us about everything from getting up early and what keeps her up at night. ("Not a lot!") (4 Photos)

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Michelle Obama On Getting Your Family On a Sleep Schedule That Works: "If I'm Sitting Still and I Slow Down, I'm Asleep"

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

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Waking Up at 4:30 a.m.

"I get up so early. During the school year, I’m getting up early enough, oftentimes, to work out before the kids even get up so that I can get my "me time" and my head together. Five o'clock, sometimes 4:30 a.m."

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