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 3 days ago +6846

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

    • Dxp5 Hero
      Dxp5 Hero 5 hours ago

      @Zenigundam Beans

    • Zachery Bryant
      Zachery Bryant 7 hours ago

      Oh my god, I haven’t watched manlybadasshero in years, their channel is still alive !?!

    • Camboi Atronhed
      Camboi Atronhed 8 hours ago

      Hey can you

    • Micha505
      Micha505 14 hours ago

      Looks like this guy actually has a girlfriend so probably a troll

    • FlipDip
      FlipDip 14 hours ago

      @Zenigundam Jeez, incel alert...

  • Fami2009
    Fami2009 Hour ago

    Wait...everything lines up with everything that i experience every night.....should i be worried..?

  • Jorge Jimenez
    Jorge Jimenez Hour ago

    I shouldn't have watched that intro at 3 AM
    I shouldn't have watch this video at 3 AM
    EDIT 2
    I WILL not watch this video at 3 AM

    WEILKII VE Hour ago

    I really want you to make a theory on illuminati i think alot of people might be intrested in it and i am personally very curious about it
    And i want a trusted source to make a theory about it

  • An Australian Bloke

    Just came from the analysis of breasts video from 2012......again.

  • Just a Weeb
    Just a Weeb Hour ago

    Umm... really love the lullaby

  • Masterwolf3604
    Masterwolf3604 Hour ago

    "Sweet dreams" says that then starts talking about merch

  • Stickzooka0
    Stickzooka0 Hour ago

    0:25 is just asmr

  • ValyTDG
    ValyTDG 2 hours ago

    title : try to fall asleep
    me : literally puts the video on to go to sleep without reading the title

  • Con Man
    Con Man 2 hours ago

    Hey MatPat, I was wondering if you'd be willing to do a theory on The Wolf Among Us, as my friends and I still argue over the final scene. (Its even kinda topical seeing as they've recently announced a sequal game)

  • GasterZX /
    GasterZX / 2 hours ago

    I’ve went without sleep for 30 hours three times........and I could always hear footsteps......... despite my parents being asleep.............

  • Cwazy Gamer
    Cwazy Gamer 2 hours ago +1

    Do fnaf you haven't
    completed it

  • Annita Eleanor
    Annita Eleanor 2 hours ago

    The scariest thing of all might be Dr. Nobert trying to inflate John's medical bill with his weak prescription just to make money!!! 🤯😰😥😥 DuN-DUN-DUUUNN!!!

  • Shaded Way
    Shaded Way 2 hours ago

    Hehehehehehehehehhehehehehehheheheh I'm so glad I'm watching this right before going to bed

  • MrStealYourOreo
    MrStealYourOreo 2 hours ago

    I know this isn’t related but what happens when you don’t get any. Tapes on help wanted

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 2 hours ago +1

    I used to be afraid of sleeping when I was a kid. When I was little, I used to hear voices. I knew it wasn’t my parents voices because it sounded like they had been smoking for years. I can’t remember what he/she said to me, but it was scary enough to make me not wants to sleep.

  • Steven Manuel
    Steven Manuel 2 hours ago

    Did you see the fnaf teaser

  • Sass Master
    Sass Master 2 hours ago

    I feel like you would enjoy Rain world

  • Advil PM
    Advil PM 2 hours ago

    does this mean A.B. is the new phone guy??

  • The lesser Animator
    The lesser Animator 2 hours ago

    Hey matpat remember this old theory

  • Gab4681
    Gab4681 2 hours ago

    In our country we pronounce bangungot as

  • Butter
    Butter 2 hours ago +1

    Did you know that bangungut means "nightmare" in tagalog... I'm not actually sure(jeez why am I bad at my own language).

    It's pronounced as ba-ngu-ngut btw

  • ur mom
    ur mom 2 hours ago

    👀 "the nightmare death" Oh I AINT SLEEPING HOMIE

  • ilikedrawingOwO
    ilikedrawingOwO 3 hours ago

    Make this series!!

  • Max Lundin
    Max Lundin 3 hours ago


  • Gei Diwanay Linggon
    Gei Diwanay Linggon 3 hours ago

    Lmao Bangungut literaly means nightmare. Nightmare: the nightmare death.

  • Ryan Hale
    Ryan Hale 3 hours ago

    Ok maybe I shouldn’t have watched this at 1am

  • Bradyn Connelly
    Bradyn Connelly 3 hours ago

    why am i watching this at night

  • Danny Ordenes
    Danny Ordenes 3 hours ago

    Is the Coffee kid story real

  • It'sCaptainSaber P{
    It'sCaptainSaber P{ 3 hours ago

    You can actually prevent Bangungut by not eating before sleeping. I'm not saying to not eat dinner, I'm saying that before you sleep don't eat anything like snacks or something.

  • pikapac22
    pikapac22 3 hours ago

    Horror boring

  • kingofbudokai
    kingofbudokai 3 hours ago

    I mean, we DO know what sleep does to the brain though, at least in part. It's the body's natural process for making sense of the world around us. We take in information all day long, whether consciously or subconsciously, and sleep is the only method by which the brain can properly sort the information into it's necessary folders (for example it's the only method by which you can transfer data from short term memory to long term memory).

  • Erin McCay
    Erin McCay 3 hours ago

    I have a game that you will love for the lore it's called ark survival evolved

  • Francis Ken Santos
    Francis Ken Santos 3 hours ago

    Hey, The Game Theorists! I'm actually your fan for almost a year! And I'm sharing something weird...

    On time clip 3:58, the word sounds similar to the Filipino word "bangungot" which also means "nightmare" when translated.
    Just saying, though. It's actually the first time I've ever commented on Clip-Share.

  • Evan Kauffman
    Evan Kauffman 3 hours ago

    Once I had a dream that I woke up in my room. I was probably thirteen. I stared long and hard at a peculiar shape in the darkness to the far right of my room. A short, plump little man with a wide mustache and a squeaky laugh stood, staring over at me.
    It was *Super Mario.* And yes, this was one of those weird transitions your brain does as it hops from dream to dream, almost like a demented series of home movies (or, in my case, nightmares.)

  • Taylor Green
    Taylor Green 3 hours ago

    Me: hasn't been sleeping well
    This video:

  • James Butler
    James Butler 3 hours ago

    Are you planing on doing more mincraft theorys

  • Karina C
    Karina C 3 hours ago

    Yo game theory, YOURE DA BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • King Skittlez
    King Skittlez 3 hours ago

    the auditory hallucinations could make him think that the doctor is saying to sleep

  • Bit Viper
    Bit Viper 4 hours ago

    In the intro I was like “Hey look it’s my sleep paralysis demon

  • Humaira Ahmed
    Humaira Ahmed 4 hours ago

    Now I have a sudden urge to now write a short story about people getting killed by dreams.

  • Angela Cuevas
    Angela Cuevas 4 hours ago

    Semi shout out to our Philippine culture🤘😂😔👋

  • CringeGuy
    CringeGuy 4 hours ago

    Speaking of jacksepticeye, can we get a jacksepticeye multiverse theory? Like "The Secret Life of Markiplier"?
    Jack has been making alter ego content and holy heck the lore is kinda deep.

  • EARTHBOMB982 _
    EARTHBOMB982 _ 4 hours ago

    Can you do a theory about the doom slayer or something related to him?

  • Not uɐʌƎ
    Not uɐʌƎ 4 hours ago

    I’m watching this at 11:17 pm

  • ·Patata Suho·
    ·Patata Suho· 4 hours ago

    That's how my granpa died....
    Mom said that one night granpa was screaming every night.
    but one night he was dead.
    that's why everytime my grandma starts talking in her sleep mom will always wakes her up.

  • Andrew Cumming
    Andrew Cumming 4 hours ago


  • Keven Maringa
    Keven Maringa 4 hours ago

    Bro u wrote that yourself

    CJ RIDER 4 hours ago

    This would have bean a great video to have upload ob on halloween

  • Eiyan Riddermark
    Eiyan Riddermark 4 hours ago

    the rat thing made me physically sick...those poor things.

  • CID_JAnA Gaming
    CID_JAnA Gaming 4 hours ago

    Can you do a theory about metro

  • Liane Paccarangan
    Liane Paccarangan 5 hours ago

    Its very uncommon in the english language to use "ng" but "bangungut" is actually pronounced ba-ngu-ngut. Ng is pronounced with the same sound you use when you say "bang".

  • Ditzy Doo
    Ditzy Doo 5 hours ago

    Jokes on you matpat, im always haunted by horrifying monsters in my day to day life! Ha...haha... I have lost so many hours of sleep....

  • Djbing _
    Djbing _ 5 hours ago

    I should not be watching this in bed

  • Razer Dude
    Razer Dude 5 hours ago

    is it weird that I tried to attempt this? I mean, my sleep paralysis demon doesn't count.

  • Skazer Sergal
    Skazer Sergal 5 hours ago

    Remember that old man that didn't slept for years?

    I just wanted to say that.

  • Razer Dude
    Razer Dude 5 hours ago

    wait... you're telling me he's going crazy by day 2????? haha scrub.

  • rantaro amami
    rantaro amami 5 hours ago

    I, giorno Giovanna don't want to dream anymore

  • Bill Inman
    Bill Inman 5 hours ago

    Animals sound like what I had once it was a deer that was super blurry

  • Blaize Messimore
    Blaize Messimore 5 hours ago

    I kinda want a my singing monsters theroy. Because there is no explanation on the dark lyrics of the rare wubbox it hasent been explained.....yet it has to be found out by you matpat the only one who can solve it. You need to do it.

  • 115ombie
    115ombie 5 hours ago

    call of duty zombies please!!!

  • Kurudo Asgar
    Kurudo Asgar 5 hours ago

    A man in Vietnam stays a wake for 60 years. And he is Hmong as well. (He earned a Guiness Record)

  • SFG bros
    SFG bros 5 hours ago

    Some are sleep paralysis

  • 〉IllioWorks〈
    〉IllioWorks〈 5 hours ago

    AB sounds JUST like the recording of @Grian from his NPC Grian rustic house map tutorial

  • Demigod A1ryz
    Demigod A1ryz 5 hours ago

    Me: *realizes mat hasnt made a fnaf vid in 2 MONTHS*

  • Kaung Chit Naing
    Kaung Chit Naing 5 hours ago

    Stop it with the damm puns

  • DnD Dude
    DnD Dude 6 hours ago

    New 2d MatPat pics!

  • Jack Kepley
    Jack Kepley 6 hours ago +1

    so scary

  • Julian
    Julian 6 hours ago

    18,000 bells is far from Tom Nooks scams my friend

  • A very bored Humanoid
    A very bored Humanoid 6 hours ago +1

    I have really bad insomnia because I have ADHD and I’ve experienced some really terrifying hallucinations in my basement because in my basement there’s a storage closet with a biggish tunnel/cave at the back. I can’t fit in it and have never gone in it, but I’ve had to stop my cat from going down it. It’s really creepy and I’ve had many nightmares about it. my mom contacted old owners about it but no one knew about the random hole/tunnel.

  • Simple star
    Simple star 6 hours ago

    I see the shadow man he follows me
    Shadow figures

  • weholdparties
    weholdparties 6 hours ago

    Unsure if anyone has mentioned this, but Hmong is pronounced “mong” like Mongolia. The H is silent.

  • Chou
    Chou 6 hours ago

    I have been fully awake for 4 days straight.... I havent experienced any of these tho.. W H Y?

  • Hi Im Andicus
    Hi Im Andicus 7 hours ago

    Wait that was an actual thing? Nightmare deaths?
    ims cared

  • Luthfi Upi
    Luthfi Upi 7 hours ago


    IANOYTYK 7 hours ago

    Oo I love thede theories that have some case studies/real life stories attached. What can I say- I'm more attracted to personal stories than just science facts and numbers

  • キキ
    キキ 7 hours ago

    my grandpa almost died but we woke him up

  • Erin Bosse
    Erin Bosse 7 hours ago

    Yep no sleep for me tonight

  • Mysterio of the Dead
    Mysterio of the Dead 7 hours ago

    Game theory on legend of Bumbo I give to you Clip-Share blink

  • Obi Wan Kenobi
    Obi Wan Kenobi 7 hours ago

    You should do something with SomeOrdinaryGamers. He has sleep paralysis.