Whether we like it or not, we will ‘spring forward’ one hour with our clocks at 2:00 A.M. on Sunday as Daylight Saving Time begins.

Dr. Denis Fortier, CMO and Vice President of Medical Services at Southern Health, says it’s good to be ready for the change.

"I’ll often adjust my clocks at 9:00 pm on Saturday. I don’t wait until 2 A.M. because that doesn’t help."

Fortier feels the best plan to mitigate time change malaise is to simply be prepared. "Know it’s happening, plan for it, and adjust for it."

Here are some other suggestions for dealing with the dreaded loss of one hour of sleep.

1. Eat dinner earlier. Studies show that late-night meals can cause indigestion that affects your sleep. So heading to the drive-thru at 8 P.M. might not be helpful with your sleep.

2. Cut out caffeine after breakfast. Caffeine is a stimulant and can disrupt your body's natural rhythm. And... sorry chocolate lovers... cocoa has caffeine too.

3. Get some sunshine. Getting as much natural light exposure as possible on Sunday morning can help reset the body clock.

4. Skip the nap. If you’re a napper, you are messing with your body... deprive your body of that sleep during the day so you can sleep better at night.

5. Don’t mess around with the thermostat. The cooler your house is, the better you sleep. Put on a pair of socks and a toque and turn that thermostat down!

6. Cut out fried foods. No coffee, no chocolate and no fried foods? While you may feel sluggish and sleepy after a meal of fried food, eating those greasy treats isn't actually going to do you any favours when it comes to resetting your internal clock. A high saturated fat meal is associated with less restful sleep and more waking up during the night.

7. Turn up the music. Playing some music can help you relax and sleep. Just be sure to pick a mellow playlist.

8. Have a bubble bath. A little relaxation at the end of a long day in the form of a warm bath can make all the difference. Warm baths increase sleepiness at bedtime.