1) Does counting sheep help you fall asleep at night?
I count but not sheep. According to Patrick in a recent episode, one counts breaths, but only to a count of two: Inhale, "one," exhale, "two"; tho after some practice at this one might consider counting to, say, four. Extending this method one might use A, B; Mon., Tue; Jan., Feb; He, She
….then mixing or alternating in various ways. For instance one might employ a basecount of three, the third in a pause between breaths: He, She, It
2) do you count out loud or in your head?
Latter. I'd suppose the former counterproductive
3) Do you actually visualize the sheep in your mind as you count?
Not applicable in my case but I'd suppose moving images might have a contrary effect. However controversial, as Tsar says, "Why count sheep if you don't try to visualize them."
4) How old are you?
Eighty-two (I think)
Former (I think)