New Delhi: Online chatting, playing computer games or watching television at night can leave children sleep deprived and adversely affect their studies and physical health, psychiatrists said at a conference here Wednesday."Parents should keep a check on their children`s TV viewing habits... presence of a television set in the child`s bedroom may be a contributor to sleep problems," said Sunil Mittal, psychiatrist and director of Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences (CIMBS).The CIMBS and Delhi Psychiatry Centre organised the conference ahead of the International Sleep Day March 15."Sleep depreciation could result in a reduced ability to learn and think fast," Mittal added.According to doctors, the problem is worse in working Indian adults.
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