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

    ManlyBadassHeroپیش 11 روز

    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>

  2. Exu

    Exuپیش 2 روز

    @Zenigundam k incel

  3. Nobo_thegreat’s YouTube channel

    Nobo_thegreat’s YouTube channelپیش 2 روز

    ManlyBadassHero lel

  4. holykaroline

    holykarolineپیش 3 روز

    @Zenigundam Stop being toxic because no girls want you.

  5. EliteTyzone

    EliteTyzoneپیش 3 روز

    @Aoife Coffey Ok.

  6. Kill Me please

    Kill Me pleaseپیش 4 روز

    wooden_sword5055 haha yea

  7. bruh moment

    bruh momentپیش 10 ساعت

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="925">15:25</a> That lowkey scared me.. XD

  8. Spooks!tacular

    Spooks!tacularپیش 10 ساعت

    This will give me more nightmares lol XD

  9. Spooks!tacular

    Spooks!tacularپیش 10 ساعت

    I dont know if i can relate But i always hear laughs at night so... I just tried to cover my body with my blanket

  10. Rolando Rodriguez

    Rolando Rodriguezپیش 10 ساعت

    I really thought he was gonna say, “will remain...Unsolved” what’s wrong with me...

  11. Pixelknight

    Pixelknightپیش 10 ساعت

    Poor rats. They didn't deserve to die such a horrible death. Man... The things we do in the name of progress is really fucked up sometimes. Really fucked up.

  12. GetLolMom

    GetLolMomپیش 11 ساعت

    Why does that sound like grian

  13. GetLolMom

    GetLolMomپیش 11 ساعت

    Or grain

  14. Joshua Smith

    Joshua Smithپیش 11 ساعت

    I might be wrong, but i'm pretty sure that MatPat got hypothetical and rhetorical mixed up at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="833">13:53</a>

  15. Dr. Grim

    Dr. Grimپیش 11 ساعت

    Not sure exactly what this episode was about. Wasn't exactly clear if I'm being honest

  16. HR20

    HR20پیش 12 ساعت

    I've never had a nightmare but i have so many fears

  17. Emmanuel Joseph A Aguirre

    Emmanuel Joseph A Aguirreپیش 12 ساعت

    I need to stop watching video on 12 to 5 am

  18. DylanBeast 69

    DylanBeast 69پیش 12 ساعت

    Mat pat: it comes in your dreams Nightmare elm street copyright holders: I’m about to end this man’s whole career

  19. SP4C3

    SP4C3پیش 12 ساعت

    Me: **sleeping** **Nightmares coming in** Me, not a lucid dreamer: Ahaha........Fu-

  20. SmollTreat

    SmollTreatپیش 13 ساعت

    Is it just me but sounds The robot like grian

  21. ISometimesHaveFun

    ISometimesHaveFunپیش 13 ساعت

    Baby stand

  22. człowiek sukcesu

    człowiek sukcesuپیش 13 ساعت

    um actually there was an experiment to see if its possible to die from insomia and it was called the russian sleep experiment

  23. Bennyblogs11

    Bennyblogs11پیش 13 ساعت

    The robot could be a hallucination trying to get him to sleep

  24. Anita Chan

    Anita Chanپیش 14 ساعت

    What the person said remembers me somehow of what my dad told me once about himself... like he didn’t see anything, he just felt it but yet ;~;

  25. Anoxytill

    Anoxytillپیش 14 ساعت

    i should NOT have watched this at night

  26. lity fity

    lity fityپیش 14 ساعت

    Why is no one talking about how he changed the intro?

  27. Normal dod

    Normal dodپیش 14 ساعت

    "Bangungut" means nightmare hear in the philippines

  28. Sowjet Kwek

    Sowjet Kwekپیش 14 ساعت

    So uhh do the phantoms in minecraft have some kind of corrolation to that?

  29. Patrick Ausby

    Patrick Ausbyپیش 15 ساعت

    I’m glad he mentioned my favorite few gaming youtubers

  30. silverwolf265

    silverwolf265پیش 15 ساعت

    Doesn't cerbrospinal fluid help clean the brain of toxins during sleep?

  31. Magical_Myth

    Magical_Mythپیش 16 ساعت

    Nice song in the beginning, I should sing this to my future children. I'm just kidding I would never do that, I would be a terrible parent

  32. Himmel

    Himmelپیش 16 ساعت

    Haven't played Animal Crossing 😔 we had the quarantine before it released...

  33. Himmel

    Himmelپیش 16 ساعت

    Well, if you don't sleep for days your brain goes into stress sleeping is like rest for it. Not sleeping is making the brain in continuous work... We have cases of people dying from over-work after all.

  34. Darmel Quiban

    Darmel Quibanپیش 16 ساعت

    Its bangungot and its pronounce as ba-ngu-ngot well at least in filipino

  35. Himmel

    Himmelپیش 16 ساعت

    that intro was so creepy I can't look 🤣🤣🤣

  36. Depression

    Depressionپیش 17 ساعت

    Not gonna lie, MatPat in the beginning had a very soft and soothing voice Also bangungot/bangungut in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="238">3:58</a> means *nightmare* in Filipino/Philippines Its pronounced Bang • ngu • ngot

  37. Kylie Micallef

    Kylie Micallefپیش 18 ساعت

    Hey Matt I got a request for the next Siri what is the Lorle behind somewhere Wales

  38. saw jig

    saw jigپیش 18 ساعت

    i swear to god that sounds like the plot of Catherine

  39. Fummles

    Fummlesپیش 18 ساعت

    really I’m in my bed at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="623">10:23</a> about to fall asleep and I click on this video

  40. Vincent Ray Bermejo

    Vincent Ray Bermejoپیش 18 ساعت

    @Matpat Bangungut is actually a thing in the Philippines. It commonly affects men although it doesn't have a specific age. Although the official medical records are almost always heart failure.

  41. Arain Miao

    Arain Miaoپیش 18 ساعت

    Bangungut/Bangungot literally means bad dream in the Philippines. It's usually used when we're undergoing sleep paralysis.

  42. Alexander Hamilfan

    Alexander Hamilfanپیش 18 ساعت

    Who else instantly thought Sleep paralysis 🖐🏼 No? Just me? Okay. (-_-)

  43. naren suresh

    naren sureshپیش 18 ساعت

    Rewatchingthis episode and JESUS!!! Mat! This intro was amazing!! Not only original it's amazing and sends chills up my spine every time!!!

  44. Kaleb Chua

    Kaleb Chuaپیش 18 ساعت

    I love how ness is like sans

  45. Kylie Micallef

    Kylie Micallefپیش 18 ساعت

    How are you mate I just got a quick question is it fanf 101

  46. Donovan Lee

    Donovan Leeپیش 18 ساعت

    Just to tell you Hmong is pronounced mong no harm intended

  47. Dominic Mullins

    Dominic Mullinsپیش 18 ساعت

    Ha ha Tom nook very funny

  48. Darrius Aeiden Martinez

    Darrius Aeiden Martinezپیش 19 ساعت

    Demonetization NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Subaru Natsuki

    Subaru Natsukiپیش 19 ساعت

    Oh right bangungot is the right spelling..... its a filipino term

  50. peachii

    peachiiپیش 19 ساعت

    In the Philippines, we call nightmares as "Bangungot". I think that's what you mean, so just to let ya know ^^

  51. Direwolf5431

    Direwolf5431پیش 19 ساعت

    That singing was good

  52. Shea McCormack

    Shea McCormackپیش 19 ساعت

    Me watching this at 3am and learning about insomnia

  53. Storm Gaming

    Storm Gamingپیش 19 ساعت

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="199">3:19</a>-<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="210">3:30</a> *Cough* Fnaf4 *Cough*

  54. Panda Cat

    Panda Catپیش 19 ساعت


  55. Orange Justine

    Orange Justineپیش 19 ساعت

    Hey guys I'm a Filipino and the sickness they call "bangungut" in Filipino means "nightmares"

  56. Cam Lloyd

    Cam Lloydپیش 19 ساعت

    I love how each time she hides behind Mat every time she gets scared 😂

  57. Panda chan-owo

    Panda chan-owoپیش 20 ساعت

    Wow, I see you didn't save the game, tsk tsk tsk - Mr Resseti making it short for the first time

  58. GenericName 33

    GenericName 33پیش 20 ساعت

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="737">12:17</a> ‘Rapid weight loss’ All weight loss magazines be like: tHE eAsIEST waY tO lOsE WEighT

  59. Taylor Cook

    Taylor Cookپیش 20 ساعت

    Your singing voice is quite well

  60. FangXero

    FangXeroپیش 20 ساعت

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="248">4:08</a> it's so cool to see my people being referenced in a Game Theory video even if it is talking about a terrible part of our past. Also MatPat it's pronounced "Mong" not "Hamong" hahaha it's okay lot's of people make that mistake 😁

  61. Sunset Løver

    Sunset Løverپیش 20 ساعت

    Hope I don't die cause ummm I can't sleep well The quarantine has been affecting my sleep a lot. Yah know 5 am likes me a lot

  62. CT-7567 Captain rex

    CT-7567 Captain rexپیش 20 ساعت

    Somebody help me, I haven’t slept in 5 days every time i close my eyes i see this

  63. Iz Bizz

    Iz Bizzپیش 20 ساعت

    Roses are red, violets are blue, 8 bitryan’s channel is cool and yours is too ☺️ Also Yes I’ve SEEN MR 8 BIT PLAY THE ORIGINAL GAME IN A THREE RANDOM GAMES EPISODE

  64. Apple Vinegar

    Apple Vinegarپیش 20 ساعت

    Killer:*comes inside* Me:*wide awake* hi wanna watch this video with me? It’s pretty cool

  65. Crazy Beast

    Crazy Beastپیش 20 ساعت

    Matpat: sings a creepy song to put you to sleep Me: actually starts to get tired

  66. Cari Stars

    Cari Starsپیش 21 ساعت

    His mispronunciation of Hmong literally startled me

  67. coral X natsukiツ

    coral X natsukiツپیش 21 ساعت

    I read a article and it said you can die from lack of sleep


    STRG_HIRSTپیش 22 ساعت

    Maybe the dreams are too real so your brain thinks you’re actually dead so everything shuts down?

  69. Gambit

    Gambitپیش 22 ساعت

    still waiting for Half life Alyx video... even on GTlive

  70. AJ Reaction

    AJ Reactionپیش 22 ساعت

    Why does this video remind me of the Russian Sleep Experiment

  71. E M

    E Mپیش 22 ساعت

    Well s***

  72. Han-zo

    Han-zoپیش 23 ساعت

    Congratulations pat you just gave the dev's a new idea for the lore

  73. UnicorngamerTV

    UnicorngamerTVپیش 23 ساعت

    DAAAANG Mark you got a beard sweet!!!!!

  74. Onigiri27

    Onigiri27پیش 23 ساعت

    i shouldnt have watched this at night

  75. Mangled Courpse

    Mangled Courpseپیش 23 ساعت

    You can't run You can't hide *He's already I n s I d e* Okay Glitchtrap XD

  76. Robanae Taber

    Robanae Taberپیش روز

    The scariest part of this video was Tom nook😩

  77. SkyClanisbestClan 1

    SkyClanisbestClan 1پیش روز

    Uh, sorry if there's something I don't get, but why did you call the person in the last story a 'survivor'? that was very clearly (at least to me) sleep paralysis, and I've never heard of people dying from sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is perfectly natural, some people may experience it regularly, as regular sleep paralysis IS a medical condition of some sort I believe, but most people will only have a few encounters with it (unless they induce it on purpose for the WILD technique for lucid dreaming). The person was laying in their bed, in their room, yet aware that they were supposedly awake (I say supposedly because while some cases of sleep paralysis CAN take place in the real, waking world, others are purely dreams). Then they saw something shadowy that scared them, and came closer to them, then supposedly overtook them and made it impossible to breathe. That's normal for sleep paralysis, and just a hallucination. The shadow was more than likely a hallucination made by the person's literally half-asleep brain in an attempt to make a dream. The thing with sleep paralysis is, the more scared you are, the worse it seemingly gets. The person was freaking out, therefore they were probably breathing pretty heavily. Now, the paralysis part is completely natural, and happens every night to everybody, they just aren't usually 'awake' to experience it. But as the person was awake, they were experiencing it, and freaking out, like I said earlier. They would be breathing heavily, and combined with the fact that the chest muscles would be relaxed from the natural paralysis, made it seem hard to breathe. The shadow making it hard to breathe was just the brain trying to come up with an explanation for it. Overall, sleep paralysis isn't dangerous, and I really don't understand why you said that the person was a 'survivor' when there was nothing to survive in the first place, at least from what you said. In fact, like I mentioned earlier, some people purposefully induce sleep paralysis as a direct gateway into a lucid dream, as sleep paralysis isn't scary at all if you understand it and know that you need to remain calm.

  78. Hmong Ly

    Hmong Lyپیش روز

    I was so shocked when you mentioned the Hmong!

  79. Oblivion8947

    Oblivion8947پیش روز

    Pretty sure Markiplier already played this game a while ago in a video called "6 Scary Games"

  80. ツJustTurtleking

    ツJustTurtlekingپیش روز

    Ha! Jokes on you MatPat. I can’t dream!

  81. Daryl Hindle10

    Daryl Hindle10پیش روز

    This did the opposite i want to sleep now 😂😂

  82. Irene Weeks

    Irene Weeksپیش روز

    That little robot sounds so much like grian.

  83. J.C. Denton

    J.C. Dentonپیش روز

    im safe in the comments Im Safe In The Comments IM SAFE IN THE COMMENTS!!!!!!

  84. Szymonada

    Szymonadaپیش روز

    You know that people will have nightmares because of this video? Because they will think about it and become paranoid? I mean few will for sure.

  85. Just Me Here

    Just Me Hereپیش روز

    Here's a sleep time story: So when I was younger I had to do a Science Fair. Being the idiot I was, I procrastonated. I can't remember what happened the first year, but the second year was a nightmare (pun intended). I've had some disturbing nightmares because of my anxiety as a kid, but that time I had stress, anxiety, depression, and never ending dread for months. Fun fact, my depression kept rising and it was only a few months until it peaked. I had nightmares every night. At first I would wake up scared, but my anxiety medicine helped a lot. The more nightmares I had, the more they wouldn't scare me. Some were absolutley terrafying, I remember describing one and my mom was horrified at the detail of them. After a month or two, I wasn't scared at all. Now a days I don't get many nightmares like I did, but I've become immune to my own nightmares.

  86. soupy

    soupyپیش روز

    I hope your not singing your son that intro song