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

Comments • 80

  • ManlyBadassHero
    ManlyBadassHero 5 days ago +8015

    Oh hey it's me at the far back, and Mark is caressing my face for some reason, what. 1:29

    • Syasya_ HD
      Syasya_ HD 6 hours ago

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

    • Kyle Abel
      Kyle Abel 8 hours ago

      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.

      BIG SMOKE 12 hours ago

      @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.

      BIG SMOKE 12 hours ago

      @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.

    • yasemin gökbilen
      yasemin gökbilen 12 hours ago


  • Moonbyul's Snowflake
    Moonbyul's Snowflake 19 minutes ago

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

  • survivordave
    survivordave 33 minutes ago

    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

  • Jennie DiPedegree
    Jennie DiPedegree 39 minutes ago

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

  • Isaac Noah Enriquez
    Isaac Noah Enriquez 52 minutes ago

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

  • Bobthe jerk
    Bobthe jerk 57 minutes ago

    Hey game theory can you do roblox piggy

  • Samking245 King
    Samking245 King Hour ago

    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

  • azroark 2003
    azroark 2003 Hour ago

    Mat have you heard of the Russian sleep experiment

  • Hirvo Rannu
    Hirvo Rannu Hour ago

    Is it coming or cumming?

  • Magic Wish
    Magic Wish Hour ago +1

    Bangungut means nightmare here in philippines

  • Elusive Table582
    Elusive Table582 Hour ago

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

  • Alexander Fuerte
    Alexander Fuerte Hour ago

    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.

  • Cali
    Cali Hour ago +1

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


    I’ll watch this tomorrow

  • Sirdesqwee
    Sirdesqwee 2 hours ago

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

  • Djz3d youtube
    Djz3d youtube 2 hours ago

    Why did i watch this at night

  • Bored
    Bored 2 hours ago

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

  • The Steampunk Koala
    The Steampunk Koala 2 hours ago +1

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

  • Casey wasey
    Casey wasey 3 hours ago

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

  • Maw Mawa
    Maw Mawa 3 hours ago

    Eeeeeee Poiised 😁

  • Clarence Constantino
    Clarence Constantino 3 hours ago

    in phillipines nightmare is called bangungot

  • Williamo Jaconsoona
    Williamo Jaconsoona 3 hours ago

    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.

  • Airillou
    Airillou 3 hours ago

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

  • ianAwesome !
    ianAwesome ! 3 hours ago

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

  • o o f
    o o f 4 hours ago +1

    *sleep paralysis simulator*

  • Sor Thao
    Sor Thao 4 hours ago

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

  • Bukka Gaming
    Bukka Gaming 4 hours ago

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

  • FeebleFiber6076
    FeebleFiber6076 4 hours ago

    isn't the second story sleep paralysis

  • J P
    J P 4 hours ago

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

  • Lillian Treadaway
    Lillian Treadaway 4 hours ago

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

  • Cabe Henson
    Cabe Henson 4 hours ago

    Surprised there wasn’t a Russian Sleep Experiment reference

  • Jac0b
    Jac0b 4 hours ago

    Im Filipino bangungut means Horrid dream/nightmare

  • Ryan Camu
    Ryan Camu 4 hours ago

    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

  • project TJA Gaming
    project TJA Gaming 5 hours ago

    Low key scared rn to go to sleep

  • Your Mom
    Your Mom 5 hours ago

    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

  • thischannelsucks
    thischannelsucks 5 hours ago


  • Gabby Valenciano
    Gabby Valenciano 5 hours ago

    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

  • Slade Da Name
    Slade Da Name 5 hours ago


  • Wen Cee
    Wen Cee 5 hours ago

    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... :(

  • Drip.
    Drip. 5 hours ago

    Majority of the comments in the vid:
    Also Me:

  • Justin Hardin
    Justin Hardin 6 hours ago

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

  • Eternal Speep
    Eternal Speep 6 hours ago

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

  • Rob hearts
    Rob hearts 6 hours ago

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

  • felixtheVIKING HK
    felixtheVIKING HK 6 hours ago +1

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

  • Jimjam
    Jimjam 6 hours ago

    The Russian Sleep Experiment

  • Mr. Negative Nancy
    Mr. Negative Nancy 6 hours ago

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

  • crimson Roses
    crimson Roses 7 hours ago

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

  • Los Martinez
    Los Martinez 7 hours ago

    Now im too scared to go asleep

  • Salem Witch385
    Salem Witch385 7 hours ago

    Why the heck do I watch your videos at night?

  • Heywood Jablome
    Heywood Jablome 7 hours ago +1

    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

  • April Font
    April Font 7 hours ago

    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?

  • Joesph Fullen
    Joesph Fullen 7 hours ago +1

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

  • lady aria
    lady aria 7 hours ago

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

  • michael kk
    michael kk 7 hours ago

    This would be scary if i was able to have dreams

  • He who shall not be named

    I'm watching this in 11:21 pm, what fun

  • Cloud Chaser
    Cloud Chaser 8 hours ago

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

  • Alexander Madwrite
    Alexander Madwrite 8 hours ago

    6:09 sounds like sleep paralysis to me

  • Bubbabluehorn
    Bubbabluehorn 8 hours ago +1


  • Dinrawing na Kilay
    Dinrawing na Kilay 8 hours ago

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

  • BohemianJian Kho
    BohemianJian Kho 8 hours ago

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

  • tsuyu is best girl fight me

    The monster looks like kira queen from the best anime ever

  • Landon Lau
    Landon Lau 8 hours ago

    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.

  • Le Guidelines
    Le Guidelines 9 hours ago

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

  • Morine Kyle Alf Bloodfang

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

  • Creeperhunter 267
    Creeperhunter 267 9 hours ago

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

  • I leik Oreos
    I leik Oreos 10 hours ago

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

  • Slash
    Slash 10 hours ago

    11:15 Russian sleep experiment?

  • that try hard kid
    that try hard kid 10 hours ago

    game theory is the best channel cause it educates me

  • Average Films
    Average Films 11 hours ago

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

  • Mochi-Chan Gacha
    Mochi-Chan Gacha 11 hours ago +1

    Don’t sing that lullaby to your son, or I will smite you.

    No *lie*

  • GamerGuruGreatness
    GamerGuruGreatness 11 hours ago

    Im glad you mentioned fusionzgamer in the vid

  • Ash Garden
    Ash Garden 11 hours ago

    Me, who knows which particular language that came from:
    Aight, many peeps from you-know-where, come. RISE!

  • NathanGames YT
    NathanGames YT 11 hours ago

    Is this true? If it is then this will probably cause everyone watching to die from this lol

    JOSHUA THE 13TH 11 hours ago

    4 words : nightmare on elm street

  • Arima
    Arima 11 hours ago

    Is 3 am for me and i just see the intro
    Me am out
    Matpat hes allready in

  • Pinkfacebaby 69
    Pinkfacebaby 69 12 hours ago

    "Sleep is just death being shy"

  • hoangnam nguyen
    hoangnam nguyen 12 hours ago

    The thing is that... when I watched this video, I had 2 HOURS OF SLEEP. And guess what? I felt PERFECTLY FINE.not tired, but FINE.

  • mazin yadri
    mazin yadri 12 hours ago

    well i suffer from sleep paralysis and i'm pretty used to see those dark shapes everything u said make sense from my experience but now im pretty used to it

  • fernanda so
    fernanda so 12 hours ago

    only 18000 bells? must be a dream alright

  • aelores
    aelores 12 hours ago +1

    my algebra teacher in my freshman year of highschool went without sleep for 5 days. she said she saw dark floating shapes, and on day 5, while driving to a doctor to seek help about the hallucinations, she saw a panther on the side of the road. or just a silhouette of a large wild cat. we live in texas.