Molly Bloom spent a lot of time in bed, but was she sleep efficient? The musings of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy at the end of the James Joyce novel Ulysses would lead us to believe she was not. Molly’s famous last line, “…yes, I Said, Yes I will, Yes”, underscores her unsettled state of mind, perhaps intensified by ineffective sleep.
Like many people, Molly Bloom may have needed to improve her sleep efficiency.
Sleep Efficiency is a term familiar to anyone who has done a sleep study at a clinic. And even for those who have not made an overnight visit to a polysomnographic laboratory, there is an intuitive understanding of the term sleep efficiency. Many relate to Molly Brown in that the amount of time in bed is not proportional to effective, rejuvenating sleep.
An important component of improving sleep efficiency is to develop a personal sleep strategy. Sleep studies yield a lot of data, but that data needs to be translated into an individual plan that leads to a more sleep efficient state.