If you had one extra hour a day, how would you spend it?

If you were like a good share of the respondents in a recent nationwide poll, you would say sleeping. Of some 1,550 valid responses to the Tokyo Mutual Life Insurance survey, 19 percent said they would spend the extra time at rest in bed, 12 percent reading a book and 3.6 percent on hobbies.

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