Multi-thinking (or why I can't count sheeps)
By the count of ten, at least one yawn will have left my skull. I'm not counting sheep, though. The temptation to add other characters and a vivid scenarie is too great. I'm counting large bold white numbers on a black backdrop.
By the count of fourty, I'll be wondering why I didn't finish my paper for school that day or how to best structure the objects in my coding project. The counting continues in the background.
By the count of sixty, the futility of continued counting sets in. I'll wrap up my current thoughts and irradicate any seeds of new thoughts. Then I'll reset the counter and start over.
This scenario is easily repeated three times before sleep librates me.