Lim, who is in her 50s, admitted to a psychologist that she no longer had normal conversations with her family as most of her free time was spent in front of the computer.
She said she was addicted to Facebook games “Farmville” and “Baking Life” and would plan her daily activities around the website.
Lim said she would start her virtual “crop planting” or “baking” in the morning before work to make sure that it was completed in time for her to resume the game during lunch break.
“I have not had a good night's sleep in a long time as I can't log off until the wee hours of the morning,” she said.
Another addict, who wanted to be known only as Satish, said he logged on to Facebook every half hour.
“If I can't go on Facebook for some reason, I feel uneasy and can't concentrate on my work,” said the 30-year-old engineer.
His addiction became worse after he bought a smartphone - The Star