Some time ago, I defined myself as a raccoon. Can you guess? Constant extremely dark under-eye circles after averaging about four to five hours of sleep per night. Damn!
Has anyone actually tried counting sheep to fall asleep? Well, I have, and let me tell you: it doesn't work. I can last for about fifteen sheep before my brain loses interest and switches back to whatever thought or worry was keeping me up in the first place. The act of counting sheep is synonymous with sleep promotion in our culture, along with drinking warm milk and taking a hot shower. Nobody is quite sure how that happened. It might stem from shepherds of the olden days keeping track of their flocks before bedtime. But regardless of the concept's origins, the fact remains that this method won't help in the fight against insomnia. In fact, it might even exacerbate the problem.
Alrite, guys. I propose something different. What if instead of imaging a number showing underneath each woolly creature as it jumps, try to listen to one of these cool songs talking about sheep? Surely you'll keep going all googly-eyed. You won't go nuts counting animals, though.