1) Does counting sheep help you fall asleep at night? 2) do you count out loud or in your mind? 3) Do you actually visualize the sheep jumping over a fence in your head? 4) How old are you? Guy or girl?
Nope. But I am almost always excited with everything about my life, so It's typically hard for me to go to sleep. I tried counting sheep, but I think it's more of a myth because when you're consciously causing your mind to put PROACTIVE effort toward thinking something, it'll be harder for you to fall asleep. Plus, my overactive 'observer' often times 'observes' myself falling asleep, and shoves me out of the 'sleep state'.
A good psychologically proven way to fall asleep however is: Not moving when in bed for 15 minutes while letting your mind drift wherever it may - without monitoring it. -- It seems to work just fine for me.
No, I don't count sheep to sleep. Why would I? You can't force yourself to sleep if you're not sleeping. I know I can't. I stay up all night thinking about life and what I can do to enjoy it. Instead of forcing yourself to sleep by doing something boring like counting sheep, how about you go for a walk while listening to music. 18-Male
Sometimes I count when I can't sleep, but I don't count sheep. I count in my head. That usually helps, I count the times I exhale. I'm a girl, 19 years old.