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

  • ManlyBadassHero

    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>

    • Yoan Sutarto
      Yoan Sutarto

      @Zenigundam are you high?

    • •『 ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀʟ ᴋᴇɴᴏʙɪ 』•
      •『 ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀʟ ᴋᴇɴᴏʙɪ 』•

      @Zenigundam Honestly, I'd WATCH you go on these rants. Start an incel channel, it's meme gold.

    • Pikagirl800


    • Sherbet Tea
      Sherbet Tea

      @Zenigundam is this satire or

    • Dracul JOSHI
      Dracul JOSHI

      @Zenigundam so, back to a time that never existed, got you.

  • Sad Boy Worldwide
    Sad Boy Worldwide

    I’m willing to make a guess that perhaps the doctor himself is a hallucination considering that you said he could experience auditory hallucinations as well with the doctor being the false hope of recovery and is indeed pushing him further towards his own death.

  • Gavin.L

    Bruh now I’m like I hope I don’t die in my sleep shiy

  • Bill Gates JR
    Bill Gates JR

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="350">5:50</a> isn’t that a sleep paralysis

  • Muff1en

    I know a guy that died of a nightmare

  • Trollgott21

    Jesus that intro scared the crap out of me

  • emobemo

    Matpat:you can't run,you can't hide. He's already inside Me: kira queen daisan no bakudan! Bites the dusto!

  • Melodicmax59 Max
    Melodicmax59 Max

    oOOooooOo rapid weight loss yaay

  • Adam Xei
    Adam Xei

    Mat are you sure Randy's record has been broken? I haven't found anything saying that.

  • PhoenixRBFA

    This is just an assumption based on minor research but theoretically the reason behind the nightmare deaths could be du to the brain having elevated levels of stress and anxiety and creating auditory and visual hallucination which due to the elevated levels of stress and anxiety the brain perceived as real and stop function as it was under the belief it had died based on sensory information

  • Paul Cordova
    Paul Cordova

    Bangungut is a filipino word !

  • AshleighP

    He just butchered "Bangungut" so bad, unsub.

  • DesiAnimator Bhai
    DesiAnimator Bhai

    don't sing good night to your son or daughter

  • JacktheFabric_Ripper Variety Channel
    JacktheFabric_Ripper Variety Channel

    When your dad is a Lao refugee Oop

  • clampfan101

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="168">2:48</a> Wait! I don’t have any Bells! *NOOOOO!!!* D:

  • Mark Ian Vendivel
    Mark Ian Vendivel

    MatPat: Bangungut Filipinos: EEEY

  • KeoneArt

    How is that hoodie at the end ”Japanese inspired” it just has Japanese text that's it... Am I missing something?

  • Nameless Underrated Asian
    Nameless Underrated Asian

    Petscop please

  • KeoneArt

    Anyone who's gone more than 2-3 days without sleep know all too well of the *Hallucinations* 😐

  • BRUH FazeJurmlse
    BRUH FazeJurmlse

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="669">11:09</a> um russian sleep experiment

  • Bred Bank
    Bred Bank

    MatPat : **telling story about that one survivor** Me : correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that just sleep paralysis?

  • Loki_Playz

    ... And nobody ever saw Little Victor again ... He's been lost for months and there's a body under the bed ... Wait ... .... ..... Victor? ....

  • Xer0 Animations :3
    Xer0 Animations :3

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="330">5:30</a> I think that’s just sleep paralysis

  • Dat One Weeb
    Dat One Weeb


  • Raymond Lazos
    Raymond Lazos

    Oh my god <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="94">1:34</a>

  • Angry amilcar games
    Angry amilcar games

    Well after this I might die in my sleep after knowing this is real

  • YoTengo Hambre
    YoTengo Hambre

    He has waaaaay too much time on his hands. But hey, that’s just a theory, a GAME THEORY

  • adoom shaher
    adoom shaher

    mat pat i frecking want to slepp tonight

  • Sir Tristan Knight of the round table
    Sir Tristan Knight of the round table

    The nightmare does kind of seems like a deadly version of Sleep paralysis mixed with night terrors <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="329">5:29</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="336">5:36</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="344">5:44</a>

  • Carsen Partin
    Carsen Partin


  • Ludvig Frithiof
    Ludvig Frithiof

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="171">2:51</a> I jumped back at least 2 meters right there!

  • Random Person
    Random Person

    My favorite part was the Tom nook meme


    Bangungut is a Filipino word

  • A_Cool_ Artist
    A_Cool_ Artist

    I actually need to sleep, its 2 am. But now I can't.

  • altı altı
    altı altı


  • curly girly
    curly girly

    was that intro really necessary 😭

  • Adam Xei
    Adam Xei

    *Freddy Krueger wants to know your location*

  • CherryStudios

    Me: huh it’s really late at night I’ll do one last video Brain: bro I got you Also brain: **chooses this** Me: brain wtf

  • Orvetor Alsolo
    Orvetor Alsolo

    This sounds like an old story in my country Philippines. We had this phenomenon so called "Urom" (similar to sleep paralysis). I heard stories that some people would die even when they were just sleeping.

  • Yoan Sutarto
    Yoan Sutarto

    My sleep schedule is in the trash now.

  • The Robines [Animations & gameplays]
    The Robines [Animations & gameplays]

    THIS ANIMAL CROSSING CHARACTER LEGIT SCARED ME <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="173">2:53</a>

  • Charlotte Dale
    Charlotte Dale

    I here it invols the date 1987 OH f******* GOD ARE YOU KIDDING

  • Megan Makosky
    Megan Makosky

    What horrors could be waiting in front of us when we wake up Tom Nook- YOU OWE ME ALL YOUR BELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Swifter King
    Swifter King

    So the bangungut is bascially your sleep paralysis demon except it kills if you dont wake up in time

  • Bomb Bastic
    Bomb Bastic

    Brain damage cure = sleep Corona Virus 🦠 = sleep

  • {Neon} - Cyanide
    {Neon} - Cyanide

    Mat should research sleep paralysis it's fricken mental. I always found it interesting.

  • Lydia is a Broccoli
    Lydia is a Broccoli

    Yo you spooked me😂

  • IX23 Strike smash
    IX23 Strike smash

    I haven’t been able to sleep recently I’ve been able to see hear and feel my waifu AND I AM NOT JOKING SHOULD I BE WORIED PLEASE TELL ME (She has been helping me emotionally but please try and help me figure this out)

  • My noice youtube name
    My noice youtube name

    why am I watching thi at 10pm

  • ツstellor


  • Lio Local Chibi Thief
    Lio Local Chibi Thief

    I kinda wonder about that, when you sleep you usually know you are asleep, you can easily tell by some little details that dont match up in your memory or the memory of you falling asleep or being in bed, so how come they cant distinguish between reality and dream? personally I think that if I were to die in such circumstances at least I would be able to confirm to myself that this isnt the end because in my mind if there is the possibility of something supernatural appearing than it means that reality itself is not as it appears, or at least I hope so or stopped giving 2 shits a long time ago

  • Nathan Tran
    Nathan Tran

    Did they check the brain cause I thought there was this chemical in our brains that build up like junk in your brain that you get rid of when you sleep

  • CaptianSkinder

    beautiful intro

  • do it or sauce_dog_gets it TUT
    do it or sauce_dog_gets it TUT

    Who just hates it when the brain pulsates

  • A Nonny Moose
    A Nonny Moose

    That intro was amazing

  • Daddy D
    Daddy D

    In my country there's an urban legend related to this. A huge monster visiting your dreams. The monster sits on the chest of its victims. I am so scared of the tale that I had troubles sleeping as a kid.

  • Nasir Azam
    Nasir Azam

    Mwahahahaha I am a woman so it cant attack me! (You may think I am lying because of my profile but this is just my fathers phone so its his profile)

  • BTG 2004
    BTG 2004

    I foll aslem from the bigining lol

  • Jasper Willemse
    Jasper Willemse

    when matpat finally mentions ryan in his vid He did it, he said the thing!

  • HopOnTheHype

    The shadow frozen thing is just sleep paralysis

  • Gaming Addict
    Gaming Addict

    Lol Bangungut I was always told by my parents to wake someone when experiencing this

  • space ace
    space ace

    My dad knew a guy that could only sleep for a few hours a night. Totally normal guy, but he just couldn't sleep.


    who else is hmong

  • A.J. D.
    A.J. D.

    Grian? Is that you? Are you the robot?

  • ya boi
    ya boi

    I have psychosis and I don't sleep alot because of my insomnia so this makes me even more scared for my life, also I know this was made like 2 months ago but I'm barely watching it now, shut up

  • chuu sama
    chuu sama

    Lol I'm used to those.

  • Ari-Fallen_Angel💔

    Okay so is it normal that I can go about a week without sleep and have no hallucinations?

  • Snarley Ostrich
    Snarley Ostrich

    Tanks for the night terror inducing intro

  • Jana Marie
    Jana Marie

    "April 1987" 1987. 1987.. 1987... 1987.... Markiplier:WAS THAT THE BITE OF 87'?!

  • Adam Kloc
    Adam Kloc

    The example were the person survived was just sleep peralalisis.

  • Luke Studio's
    Luke Studio's

    If you die in the night, when you sleep, do like me. Sleep in day time.

  • Khloe K
    Khloe K

    This video is ironic because I just can't sleep and idk why sooo thx for the scare 🙃

  • the shadow ren
    the shadow ren

    the symptoms of sleep deprivation sound live my every day life

  • The Assassin
    The Assassin

    When I was lika 5 I was seeing random animals moving randomly in my room and once king kong had ripped off my roof... So it was therifing...

  • TheCommanderOnDeck

    I can only fall asleep when I’m to afraid to move....

  • The Assassin
    The Assassin

    I'm probably going to die from a nightmare in witch shreck is f#$&ING me. My last words :not shreeeeeekkkkkk

  • Maddie Hajer
    Maddie Hajer

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="326">5:26</a>- Buster that was a sleep paralysis. Do some research. (Or not because it puts you at higher risk of having one)

  • Dyke nugget
    Dyke nugget

    Now that you mention this sleep stuff and visual hallucinations etc I have been sleeping and in my dreams I can not only smell but also taste things

  • Nobel-O Bailey-Taylor
    Nobel-O Bailey-Taylor

    Thanks now you made me paranoid

  • Memerman Meme
    Memerman Meme

    Sounds kinda like sleep paralysis but they those 130 people died some how