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
    ManlyBadassHero13 ditë më parë

    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>

  • some idiot

    some idiot

    11 orë më parë

    Let me guess you guys don't get the joke eh?

  • a. m.

    a. m.

    Ditë më parë

    Zenigundam you okay bruv? you might wanna go back on your meds, do some research or something (the “alpha/omega” wolf system isn’t real), and spend some time doing something productive instead of lurking on youtube and speaking incel speak. genuinely hope you’re a troll^^’

  • funnyflowerkids


    Ditë më parë

    Zenigundam are you drunk right now?

  • Exu


    3 ditë më parë

    @Zenigundam k incel

  • Nobo_thegreat’s YouTube channel

    Nobo_thegreat’s YouTube channel

    3 ditë më parë

    ManlyBadassHero lel

  • MS Band Nerds
    MS Band Nerds11 orë më parë

    I don’t get chills that often but the intro gave me chills

  • Sawyer Wanta
    Sawyer Wanta11 orë më parë

    try to fall asleep i can barely fall asleep.

  • Hugo Svenborn Söderberg
    Hugo Svenborn Söderberg11 orë më parë

    Play super fnaf on gtlive pls

  • ZockerSWAT
    ZockerSWAT11 orë më parë

    Mat looks like a german rapper

  • Żołnierz CI
    Żołnierz CI13 orë më parë

    Anyone has more info on the story at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="323">5:23</a>? My brother had very similar experience and i would like to know more about it, what could cause it, he believed that it was a demon or something, so our local priest helped him, but he still has similar experiences to this day. I want to know if there is any rational explenation for this

  • Dion Joaquin Sayas
    Dion Joaquin Sayas14 orë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="325">5:25</a> So he has a cat

  • I love Rock'n'Roll
    I love Rock'n'Roll14 orë më parë

    Russian sleep experiment anyone?

  • My point is Invalid but
    My point is Invalid but15 orë më parë

    Matpat making a scary intro: "He's already inside..." Me: heh that's what she said.

  • The Virus
    The Virus15 orë më parë

    Why is it only men ?? Why is it not effective to women??

  • xMark29x PH
    xMark29x PH16 orë më parë

    You mentioned bangungut wrong... but actually it's a filipino word which means nightmare😊

  • ginklas lt
    ginklas lt16 orë më parë

    are these real??????????????????????????

  • ginklas lt
    ginklas lt16 orë më parë

    the second story looks like a sleep paralisis demon

  • Joshua Alvarez
    Joshua Alvarez16 orë më parë

    It <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="251">4:11</a>

  • Joshua Alvarez
    Joshua Alvarez16 orë më parë

    Well i can't sleep now

  • Julian Jose
    Julian Jose16 orë më parë

    Im already asleep

  • erica
    erica17 orë më parë

    Imagine MatPat singing the song at the start to Ollie?

  • KhyMody
    KhyMody17 orë më parë

    it sounds like sleep paralysis but deadly

  • Rey Hee
    Rey Hee18 orë më parë

    "bangungut" Buddy you read that wrong

  • Carlyn Gallardo
    Carlyn Gallardo18 orë më parë

    Jack has now played it and 8bit rayan did it about a year ago

  • Exalted Finalist
    Exalted Finalist18 orë më parë

    *morgana has know shown this video to joker*

    ERUS THE DRAGON19 orë më parë

    the guy with his coffee machine is real

  • B. RAID
    B. RAID19 orë më parë

    I slept during this video. yey

  • Cleon Plays Games
    Cleon Plays Games19 orë më parë

    This reminds me of my lucid dream I was "sleeping" and I woke up in my lucid dream My little brother was also sleeping until suddenly when I was still trying to sleep he opened the door and walked out of the room I pulled him back to the bedroom and going back to sleep Then a few minutes later I for no apparent reason looks through the key hole I saw Withered Bonnie/Ballonboy's Eyes I shoked in fear and screamed Suddenly Springtrap busted open our bedroom door But then (some freakin god-like power) my dad used something to make him unconciouss we ran to the bathroom because nearly all the animatronics were in our house So we were in the bathroom Mangle's head peep above the bath tub and boom story ended I was very in FNAF and watching alot of it including DanTDM,Markiplier,Game Theory and much more So I got a horrifying lucid dream That's all I gotta say for this comment Yeet

  • Mariam Guendouz
    Mariam Guendouz20 orë më parë

    did he say "1987"

  • Mikayla K.
    Mikayla K.20 orë më parë

    During my high school years, I would stay awake for 3 days at a time whenever I was under a lot of stress, but I could never manage 4 days; I always fell asleep before that happened. I didn't know hallucinations started at 4 days, but maybe that's why my brain kept me from staying up, for my sanity...

    PAMILYANG PASAWAY21 orë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="237">3:57</a> im a filipino so i can explain this. bangungot is like a nightmare and sometimes its all about bad spirits it can happen to you if you mess around with someone you should not mess with like a... haunted mirror in a haunted house and it will give you nightmares and maybe every night...but thats just a theory A DREAM THEORY hahahahaha jk

  • Rabea Innes
    Rabea Innes21 orë më parë

    Well, I’m not going to sleep!😟 😂

  • kayla razon
    kayla razon21 orë më parë

    ** please make a cooking mama cookstar video

  • Sean Kineder
    Sean Kineder22 orë më parë

    Ever heard of the Russian sleep experiments? An experiment made by the Soviet Union during WW2 where they released a gas that wouldn't let the people sleep. After about 2-3 weeks the victims started going insane and killing each other due to paranoia

  • ChurchTFGplayz
    ChurchTFGplayz22 orë më parë

    What if they have a Lucid dream

  • Fabri Dimonaco
    Fabri Dimonaco23 orë më parë

    As a person with night terrors and who had suffer of sleeping parálisis this game looks amazing. Al thou i saw a documentary in Netflix called explained and there is an episode about lucid dream and how you cant not die in dreams it, how is you jump of a building someone still dies but not you and how there are safe mechanisms. Very very interesting if anyone feels like checking it out. You won’t be disappointed is very interesting 🧐

  • Steve Hillman
    Steve Hillman23 orë më parë

    Please get matpat to see this My mini therory: Hey mat. What i'm about to say is probaly really stupid but this my therory. What if you, john harron and doctor nordbird actually like you know knocked john out then some how when john is recovoring nordbird somehow implants fake memories that feel and look so real that they actually might be his. I got this mini therory when you said something like along the lines of the noid and toster boy might not be what they seem and i just thougt that what if so yeah i mean well you're show is like well therory making but it could be therory creation and how i and others can add on our own therorys so thanks mat for getting our minds full of theroys

  • Arismendy Escano
    Arismendy Escano23 orë më parë

    I don't sleep much normally and now I watch this

  • Pyts Gaming
    Pyts Gaming23 orë më parë

    How about the Russian sleep experiment thing?

  • Christopher Ruby
    Christopher Ruby23 orë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="922">15:22</a> Why is matpat incudeing the robot? I mean the docter is the one who programed it the little guy is not part of it

  • eunbyul kim
    eunbyul kimDitë më parë

    my grandparents escaped the cambodian genocide and my grandmother still has nightmares about it. i share a room and a bed with her and, every few nights, she'd make these cries of fear in her sleep and it genuinely terrifies me because of things like this. i always woke up to hug her, no matter what time of night it is.

  • Cherry Dragon
    Cherry DragonDitë më parë

    may sound weird. but for me the most sleepless days was 2 days without sleep. and my god i can tell out of personal experiece. things start sometimes to look like you're drunk. like things wobble around, sometimes my sight goes blurry or just straight up seeing slight movements in the corners of my eyes. its weird and i really didnt like that. so uhm... get your sleep people!!!

  • Franklin Thibault
    Franklin ThibaultDitë më parë

    Alright but what about this: Maybe the doctor is a hallucination himself. Maybe that's the embodiment of the character telling himself "I just need some sleep"

  • Seagull Man
    Seagull ManDitë më parë

    Gtheory:This might be the first channel to play the new version of the game Me: *Cries in small channel*

  • StrawberryCreamPocky
    StrawberryCreamPockyDitë më parë

    but that singing voice is on point!

  • Media Ultra
    Media UltraDitë më parë

    The boy you’re referring to had no relation to the refugees

  • Ghostiie Beans
    Ghostiie BeansDitë më parë


  • Sunflower_Love_
    Sunflower_Love_Ditë më parë

    I haven’t played this game, but it’s my fav theory out of all of matpat’s. I love neurology and science. Thanks for this ep mat!!

  • Graham Miller
    Graham MillerDitë më parë

    Tip: dont watch this video

  • Sarah M
    Sarah MDitë më parë

    The scariest part of this theory is those poor poor rats that were killed in the name of science. I love my ratties I can’t imagine them not being able to sleep :(

  • Basil Ren Talley
    Basil Ren TalleyDitë më parë

    ok, I need people to like this so mattpat can see it. Matt, as much as we love your wonderful editing, I though of an amazing idea. You should start a podcast! I like listening to your voice, because of how enthusiastic and calm it is, and I’m sure there’s thousands of people who feel the same way, so why not use that to make a podcast! Again, this is just an idea, you don’t have do it, it’s an idea, no pressure. Basil

  • Vhea He
    Vhea HeDitë më parë

    Rat Death Theories

  • glg shadow
    glg shadowDitë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="92">1:32</a> you forgot cooryxkenshin yes baby hes back

  • FireofFear
    FireofFearDitë më parë

    Markipliar played this game

  • Silverdrop Studios
    Silverdrop StudiosDitë më parë

    Wonder if Matpat sings the opening song to Ollie?

  • Knesus Christ
    Knesus ChristDitë më parë

    Thanks Game theory After watching this, close your eyes and binding of Isaac I had trouble falling asleep 👌👌 Lmao I still love your channel

  • Lucca Scalabrini
    Lucca ScalabriniDitë më parë

    Man I went 3 days without sleep and at like 6 am on the last day I Saw someone walking, like a shadow, I went to see and nothing was there, so I decided to just sleep

  • Pixel Pixie
    Pixel PixieDitë më parë

    "it only affects men" Me, a Female- THANK GOD

  • Luís Fernandes
    Luís FernandesDitë më parë

    Is the robot voice from Grian?

  • Blake_TheNBHD
    Blake_TheNBHDDitë më parë

    I KEEP forgetting that 2018 was two years ago and i kept thinking "no way jacksepticeye played the old version TWO years ago" time flies by

  • Aloidia
    AloidiaDitë më parë

    I see some comments talkimg about feeling pain from theor nightmares and the short answer is our brains are dumb and cand be easily tricked. In an episode done by 'Brain Games' a gentleman did an experiment with multiple volunteers. He had them place their right arm on the table behind a mini wall (out if sight out of mind). He then placed a mannequin arm on the table in front of the volunteer, in linement with their right arm, and proceeded to talk to them. When the volunteer wasnt expecting it the experimentor would bash the mannaquin hand with a hammer. Results? Many of the volunteers said they felt the bashing in their hand. Others flinched but felt no pain. It was a simple experiment to show how easily our brains can be tricked into feeling pain that isnt really happened to us.

  • Jacomon MTG
    Jacomon MTGDitë më parë

    It took me 8 minutes to realize i wasnt on the minecraft theory anymore

  • Send Help
    Send HelpDitë më parë

    **Me at 3 am after not getting any sleep**

  • Misty Hernandez
    Misty HernandezDitë më parë

    My fav lallaby

  • joneey 1234
    joneey 1234Ditë më parë

    I've been throught this but I just get paranoid by the corners of the room

  • Leonxrdo
    LeonxrdoDitë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="223">3:43</a> IS THAT THE BITE OF 87'????? lmao

  • Samantha Scott
    Samantha ScottDitë më parë

    Is it possible the deaths are an extreme form of the placebo effect? Meaning that the brain is convinced they died in a dream so their bodies shut down as if they died.

  • SKITTzofrenia
    SKITTzofreniaDitë më parë

    they dont have energy for theeir hart to work

  • leweewtf2
    leweewtf2Ditë më parë

    It's pronounced as ba-ngoo-ngot

  • Viktor Van Nauw
    Viktor Van NauwDitë më parë

    It's just death 13 smh

  • Dìñ Ø
    Dìñ ØDitë më parë

    Just pulled an all nighter with this cool monster that’s fluffy

  • The crazy Mofo’s
    The crazy Mofo’sDitë më parë

    I saw spirit and the nurse from dead by daylight

  • Wistymations
    WistymationsDitë më parë

    Hear me out. What if. The doctor. Is an auditory hallucination?

    JAMES CROCKERDitë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="208">3:28</a> does anyone see the nedd sans

  • Gerom Larayos
    Gerom LarayosDitë më parë

    Randy Gardner: I can go 11 days without sleep! High school students: Sleep?

  • Udester Swag
    Udester SwagDitë më parë

    Anyone else seen the Twilight Zone episode with the same theme? Pretty spooky stuff I must say

  • bruh moment
    bruh momentDitë më parë

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

  • Spooks!tacular
    Spooks!tacularDitë më parë

    This will give me more nightmares lol XD

  • Spooks!tacular
    Spooks!tacularDitë më parë

    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

  • Rolando Rodriguez
    Rolando RodriguezDitë më parë

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

  • Pixelknight
    PixelknightDitë më parë

    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.

  • GetLolMom
    GetLolMomDitë më parë

    Why does that sound like grian

  • GetLolMom


    Ditë më parë

    Or grain

  • Joshua Smith
    Joshua SmithDitë më parë

    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>

  • Dr. Grim
    Dr. GrimDitë më parë

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

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