Game Theory: Death by NIGHTMARE! (Try To Fall Asleep)

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Try To Fall Asleep is an indie horror game that has taken my Theorist brain by storm. Since playing it, I HAD to do a theory. The story revolves around our player character, a man tormented by hallucinations while awake AND asleep. We have to try to fall asleep for our own good, or so our Doctor says. I am going to piece together all of the puzzle pieces of our time awake and dreaming to figure out what is going on at the CENTER of this awesome horror game. Let's go!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Forrest Lee, Tyler Mascola, Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  1. ManlyBadassHero
    5 dögum síðan

    Oh hey it's me at the far back, and Mark is caressing my face for some reason, what. <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="89">1:29</a>

    1. Syasya_ HD
      Syasya_ HD
      11 klukkustundum síðan

      @Zenigundam just figure out what to buy for your gf for valentines day first, or perhaps realize you dont have a gf lol

    2. Kyle Abel
      Kyle Abel
      13 klukkustundum síðan

      Zenigundam you know insensitive people like you are the main reason why those pain-in-the-neck sjws still exist.Seriously dude get some help or stop commenting.

    3. BIG SMOKE
      17 klukkustundum síðan

      @Zenigundam Oh and another thing, you're not leading the alpha uprise, you're leading the alpha downfall. So it's best just to leave things where they are, since all you're doing is just making everything worse.

    4. BIG SMOKE
      17 klukkustundum síðan

      @Zenigundam ahh yes, it puts a smile on my face, seeing a beta try to be alpha and fail miserably. Here's a pice of advice for you, go back to being the bottom that you are and quit playing alpha. You're insulting the alphas with this foolish behavior.

    5. yasemin gökbilen
      yasemin gökbilen
      17 klukkustundum síðan


  2. quincyking010
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Ok so I stayed up for more than 4 days before but I didn't experience any of that so is it case by case

  3. Munther does stuff
    Munther does stuff
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Me:this is fine it is not real Game theory:this is real Me:OH GOD memes:guess I will die

  4. inazbulldog22sblog
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    i think matpat is on the very of making a horror game or flim

  5. jacob me
    jacob me
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Fell asleep watching this... I stayed up all night trying to catch up with new vids

  6. Warren Keystone
    Warren Keystone
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="120">2:00</a> I cannot tell whether that's a regular british man voicing him but that ODDLY sounds exactly like Grian

  7. Ace
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Great why did i watch this at night

  8. Jonathan Jaykumar
    Jonathan Jaykumar
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I wish he gave a snide shout out to the Russian sleep experiment creepypasta and the robot assistant sounds like Mumbo Jumbo speaking through a voice modulator

  9. alpha reaperion
    alpha reaperion
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm glad I decided to not watch this at 3 am

  10. Clinically dead
    Clinically dead
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you tell me what is going on with gman in half life again can you make a part 2??

  11. Geneva Wong
    Geneva Wong
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey I live in Perth

  12. Luvi Luvcatnip
    Luvi Luvcatnip
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Huh... I haven't told many people this, but I've gone a (roughly) 6 day sleepless episode a few years ago. I haven't really experienced as much of the symptoms mentioned until the end. Ngl I don't remember what all happened anymore, but I do know that I wouldn't want to do it again. It's hard for me to stay awake a full day sometimes anymore.

  13. Moonbyul's Snowflake
    Moonbyul's Snowflake
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Sus naman Matt di "Bayng-ngu-ngut" yon "Ba-ngu-ngOT" yung tamang pronunciation

  14. survivordave
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Headspace was the first ad to run in the middle of this episode... Kudos to the algorithm for pointing me toward exactly what I'll need after watching this

  15. Jennie DiPedegree
    Jennie DiPedegree
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    the opening song was absolutely perfect and creepy thank you for this

  16. Isaac Noah Enriquez
    Isaac Noah Enriquez
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    I was about to sleep when I watched this, and after I watched the video, I woke up.

  17. Bobthe jerk
    Bobthe jerk
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey game theory can you do roblox piggy

  18. Samking245 King
    Samking245 King
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I apparently had someone that are passed away in his sleep he was my mum's ex-boyfriend he was living with his friend down in Australia and he just passed away in his sleep

  19. azroark 2003
    azroark 2003
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Mat have you heard of the Russian sleep experiment

  20. Hirvo Rannu
    Hirvo Rannu
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Is it coming or cumming?

  21. Magic Wish
    Magic Wish
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Bangungut means nightmare here in philippines

  22. Elusive Table582
    Elusive Table582
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    We should all go to Markiplier and jack a boy's channel and comment for them to play this game

  23. Alexander Fuerte
    Alexander Fuerte
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Can autopsies detect if a person died of shock. If not then that is a good possibility, seeing something scary enough can overload your fear, hence causing shock. I don't know but that's just a theory.

  24. Cali
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I can't even escape Tom Nook when closing my eyes

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I’ll watch this tomorrow

  26. Sirdesqwee
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I have experienced this before i thought there was a huge spider on my wall after not sleeping for like 4 days

  27. Djz3d youtube
    Djz3d youtube
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Why did i watch this at night

  28. Bored
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I tried watching this video at night and couldnt sleep after.

  29. The Steampunk Koala
    The Steampunk Koala
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Me watching this video at 4 AM: what's sleep?

  30. Casey wasey
    Casey wasey
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    It was me, I was the one with the coffee maker!

  31. Maw Mawa
    Maw Mawa
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Eeeeeee Poiised 😁

  32. Clarence Constantino
    Clarence Constantino
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    in phillipines nightmare is called bangungot

  33. Williamo Jaconsoona
    Williamo Jaconsoona
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    My Hmong ancestors are the ones who fought to bring us to America, and now they suffer. Not from any war, but from their mistakes, regrets, and great pain that they had contained deep into their mind.

  34. Airillou
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    “Bangungut” ((Or Bangungot)) is pronounced as if the ng is rolling off your tounge ^^

  35. ianAwesome !
    ianAwesome !
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Me as a filipino, knows something about "bangugut".

  36. o o f
    o o f
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    *sleep paralysis simulator*

  37. Sor Thao
    Sor Thao
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Eyyyy the mention of Hmong people makes me happy. Hmong pride until the day we die.

  38. Bukka Gaming
    Bukka Gaming
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Most of them have already played them like.... A year ago

  39. FeebleFiber6076
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    isn't the second story sleep paralysis

  40. J P
    J P
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    This is a great game!! I saw Cupahnoodle play this version on stream. Definitely play this game.

  41. Lillian Treadaway
    Lillian Treadaway
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Dude, just why. Now I can't sleep and am terrified of my own eyelids. Their should be an age rating on this!

  42. Cabe Henson
    Cabe Henson
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Surprised there wasn’t a Russian Sleep Experiment reference

  43. Jac0b
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Im Filipino bangungut means Horrid dream/nightmare

  44. Ryan Camu
    Ryan Camu
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Actually Matt Pat it's our language the word you called Bangungut also called Nightmare and also we are experiencing this too I mean us pilipino are really common on us I don't know why maybe some reason we are believing elements, paranormal activities, engkanto and something magical. IDK but it's really common on our country. But It's really the same to your theory it's really accurate

  45. project TJA Gaming
    project TJA Gaming
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Low key scared rn to go to sleep

  46. Your Mom
    Your Mom
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Pretty sure theres a movie about this kinda thing, it’s called Mara. It’s about a ghost that kills people in there sleep and they reference the same stories

  47. thischannelsucks
    10 klukkustundum síðan


  48. Gabby Valenciano
    Gabby Valenciano
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    This one happened to me. I was the last to leave the bed (heavy sleeper). I was dreaming I was in my living room when I saw a shadow figure like a man. Then a red flash occured then I woke up to my bed. I then felt gradually increasing crushing weight on my chest. I couldn't freaking move. Luckily I had my blanket over my head so I only saw its shadow engulfing the blanket. It was breathing heavy like a dementor from Harry Potter. Heavier and heavier, I couldn't breathe. Then it went away slowly. Then the sunlight started creeping in. I woke up and pushed the blanket away and saw no one Weird thing was that I wasn't terrified, but somewhat relieved. I've been hearing testimonials and discussions about old hags and shadowy figures and sleep paralysis but it never happened to me. Now that it did, I finally knew what it was like, I was relieved

  49. Slade Da Name
    Slade Da Name
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="172">2:52</a> OH GOD TOM NOOK! THE HORROR!

  50. Wen Cee
    Wen Cee
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Gosh. I just watched this video today and I kinda am surprised. Three weeks ago, someone I used to know very well died in her sleep. I don't know all the details, but after speaking with several mutual close friends, I discovered that she suffered pancreatitis (it's likely she didn't know that was the case or didnt know it was severe--according to Google, someone who has it may not even show symptoms until it gets really bad). Then one night, she fell asleep, and never woke up. We also call it "bangongot" in our language. Really scary stuff indeed... :(

  51. Drip.
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Majority of the comments in the vid: Me: Also Me:

  52. Justin Hardin
    Justin Hardin
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Why does one of the voices for this game sound like Grian?

  53. Eternal Speep
    Eternal Speep
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Both Mark and jack have played this game 2 years ago.

  54. Rob hearts
    Rob hearts
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Im sure Mark and or Jack has played this. Just not the dreaming part.

  55. felixtheVIKING HK
    felixtheVIKING HK
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Nightmare deaths are probably just people who had really bad nightmares and died from a heart attack

  56. Jimjam
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    The Russian Sleep Experiment

  57. Mr. Negative Nancy
    Mr. Negative Nancy
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Why's John Wolfe so far back? Is it because he's too critical?

  58. crimson Roses
    crimson Roses
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    It sounds like PTSD. Maybe when you die in the dream, your body thinks your dying in real life?

  59. Los Martinez
    Los Martinez
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Now im too scared to go asleep

  60. Salem Witch385
    Salem Witch385
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Why the heck do I watch your videos at night?

  61. Heywood Jablome
    Heywood Jablome
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    I am Laotian, and I tried to ignore it but I had to say it, we pronounce Laotian, like lay-ocean, you probably wont see this but I'm not trying to be rude, I just had to say it. You probably got lots of comments like this, and I'm sorry, it was just bothering me

  62. April Font
    April Font
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Could it be possible that the doctor radio thing is an audio hallucination? If Matpat is saying that the doctor telling the player that sleep is the best is wrong or something close to that, and if the player is already hearing and seeing hallucinations with the radio doctor saying that if the player doesn't sleep they will die from insomnia. Is it too far of a stretch to say the radio doctor is also a hallucination?

  63. Joesph Fullen
    Joesph Fullen
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    It may or may not be 12am here and i may or may not want to be watching this

  64. lady aria
    lady aria
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Bangungut is actually pronouced as "Bang-oong-ot" in Tagalog. It directly translates to "Nightmare" in the language!

  65. michael kk
    michael kk
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    This would be scary if i was able to have dreams

  66. He who shall not be named
    He who shall not be named
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm watching this in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="681">11:21</a> pm, what fun

  67. Cloud Chaser
    Cloud Chaser
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    maybe DON'T sing that lullaby from the beginning to Ollie

  68. Alexander Madwrite
    Alexander Madwrite
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="369">6:09</a> sounds like sleep paralysis to me

  69. Bubbabluehorn
    13 klukkustundum síðan


  70. Dinrawing na Kilay
    Dinrawing na Kilay
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Matt says “bangungut” Filipinos:someone call my name?

  71. BohemianJian Kho
    BohemianJian Kho
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    We in the philippines pronounce it "BA- ngu -ngot"

  72. tsuyu is best girl fight me
    tsuyu is best girl fight me
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    The monster looks like kira queen from the best anime ever

  73. Landon Lau
    Landon Lau
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    What if we live in the matrix (or any other simulation) and sleep resets our brain to see what we see. So if we dont get sleep we start to see what is happening in real life.

  74. Le Guidelines
    Le Guidelines
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    By the way, 'hmong' is pronounced as 'mong' The H is there but it's silent XD It's because I'm Hmong

  75. Morine Kyle Alf Bloodfang
    Morine Kyle Alf Bloodfang
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    I think the creator is filipino because bangungut is actually nightmare in filipino

  76. Creeperhunter 267
    Creeperhunter 267
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Aww, Stephanie almost consistently grabbed MatPat's shoulder in those jumpscare replays

  77. I leik Oreos
    I leik Oreos
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you not make episodes like this, i like sleeping.

  78. Slash
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="675">11:15</a> Russian sleep experiment?

  79. that try hard kid
    that try hard kid
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    game theory is the best channel cause it educates me

  80. Average Films
    Average Films
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    So it's kinda like the Framework in Agents of Shield? If you die in your dreams you die irl?