Scientist for the past few decades have studied these woolly mammals and surprisingly studies show that they may be the smartest farm animals to date.
There were psychological tests ran that sheep passed,which monkeys had difficulties responding to. There were many other tests the sheep were subjected to, but I assure you none were harmed in the process, I believe. Full story here. Not sure if counting sheep will help with falling asleep faster at this point. My brain would be too involved with if sheep could play catch or solve my sudoku puzzle.