On average, it takes seven minutes to fall asleep. Contrary to popular belief, sleep is not a time where the body shuts down to rest. Some types of brain activity increase, and some types of hormone production increase as well. There also is no evidence that any major organs shut down, though the metabolic rate might slow down a bit.
Counting sheep facts:
I have some kind of unknown disorder, but my parents deny it and won't take me to a doctor to get me checked out. They use the excuse that my TV is on.
It takes me four hours after lying down and closing my eyes to finally fall asleep and I can be as tired as I want, but I won't fall asleep, because when I close my eyes I think and think and think, I can't stop. My mind runs itself and it drives me insane until I have to just watch TV or play my games to stop thinking so much.