You can plan in advance to help ease your transition and enhance your sleep quality. First, try to make sure you're not already sleep deprived when the time change happens. Sleep-deprived people have a tougher time adjusting. For the spring, consider having an alarm clock with a light that gently shines brighter to help wake you up, simulating the sunrise. You'll also want night lights in the bathroom so you're not accosted by bright lights in the middle of the night.
Practice good sleep hygiene. This means avoiding alcohol or caffeine at night and having calming rituals before you go to bed, like taking a hot bath, enjoying a cup of decaffeinated tea, turning down the lights, or listening to a sleep podcast. Keep your room cool, dark, and quiet. You might even need to wear eye masks or ear plugs.
Just before the time shift, avoid taking long naps that can throw off your cycle. Go to bed a little early in the spring, perhaps 15 to 20 minutes early a few nights in a row before the time change. In the fall, you might even adjust your lunch and dinner times to be a little later a few days before the shift.
Remember: feeling exhausted after consistently getting eight hours of sleep a night isn't normal. If the fatigue just doesn't ease up soon after a Daylight Savings shift, consider visiting your doctor and getting a sleep study. Sometimes sleep issues like sleep apnea can cause you to feel fatigued during the day even after a full night's rest.