# How to make this Python Solution more Efficient?

• I know this solution is super convoluted so looking for advice to trim it down:

``````class Solution(object):
def merge(self, intervals):
"""
:type intervals: List[Interval]
:rtype: List[Interval]
"""
n = len(intervals)
if n <= 1: return intervals
intervals.sort(key=lambda i: i.start)
ret = []
i, j = 0, 1
while j < len(intervals):
first, second = intervals[i], intervals[j]
new_interval = None
while first.end >= second.start:
new_interval = Interval(first.start, max(first.end, second.end))
intervals.insert(j+1, new_interval)
i = j + 1
j = i + 1
if j >= len(intervals):
break
first, second = intervals[i], intervals[j]
if new_interval:
ret.append(new_interval)
else:
ret.append(first)
i = j
j = i + 1

if j == len(intervals):
first, second = intervals[-2], intervals[-1]
if first.end >= second.start:
new_interval = Interval(first.start, second.end)
ret.append(new_interval)
else:
ret.append(second)

return ret
``````

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