CHESTER, VA (WWBT) - This is not the time of year where being tired will work.

We show you how to stay on top of fatigue in this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch.

In Chesterfield, Dr. Christopher Marshall is helping his tired patients.

Often, Dr. Marshall's patients will still feel tired even after they have had a full night's sleep.

Adopt a structured sleep schedule and avoid alcohol near bedtime. The symptoms may be medication related. Adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise can and will help energy levels and normalize sleep patterns.

If symptoms persist for more than a few weeks or are interfering with daily activities, seek medical attention.

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