A Winnipeg-based sleep researcher says springing forward gives us a chance to take stock of just how well we’re sleeping at night, reports CBC News.

“Sleep is something that is so important to our physical health, our mental health, our ability to learn, our immune functioning, how we regulate our blood sugar, and how we reduce our risks of being obese,” explained McMillan, a sleep consultant and associate professor at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba.

“We really need to make it a much better priority so hopefully people will take the time when we have a clock change to say ‘OK if this little shift has me a bit off kilter, how much better could I feel if I regularly try to promote optimal sleep for myself?'”