"By the time the time change happens, you are already ready for that 8 p.m. bedtime," she said.
She says with darker mornings and lighter nights ahead, it is also important to adjust your morning routine a bit to wake up your body sooner.
She also stressed the importance of putting away electronics well before a child's bedtime, or it could make falling asleep more difficult.
"Those artificial lights can actually decrease the body's melatonin," Burman said.
The doctor said the consequences of long-term sleep deprivation can include memory and attention problems, especially in young children.