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
    ManlyBadassHero 9 днів тому +8863

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

    • holykaroline
      holykaroline 12 годин тому

      @Zenigundam Stop being toxic because no girls want you.

    • EliteTyzone
      EliteTyzone День тому

      @Aoife Coffey Ok.

    • Kill Me please
      Kill Me please День тому

      wooden_sword5055 haha yea

    • Kill Me please
      Kill Me please День тому

      Zenigundam no one cares about this “uprising” it’s just stupid it’s probably a joke in which it’s not a good one


      @Buttery Toaast NEVER

  • Nadeem Makarem
    Nadeem Makarem 5 годин тому

    The Title Of The Game: “Try To Fall Asleep”
    The Title Of Another Game: “Close Your Eyes”
    The Title Of ANOTHER Game: “FNAF 4”
    *another one comes out*

  • Anabela Vegetable
    Anabela Vegetable 5 годин тому

    This is the true Netflix binge watching series I can just see it
    Logges into Netflix,Series you might like
    Game theory
    Me:Dad!,Strap me to the bed and bring me food,I’m not going to sleep anytime soon!

  • Dynamite Dog
    Dynamite Dog 6 годин тому

    Jack listened

  • Lexx Belvedere
    Lexx Belvedere 6 годин тому

    Hey GT crew, thank you for everything! Will you do a video on the puppet combo universe?

  • Adam Hassid
    Adam Hassid 6 годин тому +1

    Or it's a murderer. You have people who were attacked so it isn't that weird

  • Jelle Joustra?
    Jelle Joustra? 6 годин тому

    Wow adding reverb, very scary.

    GABY DAVIS 6 годин тому

    10:10 is soo true I tried to stay up that long and it was scary

  • jeremiah cyrus barut
    jeremiah cyrus barut 7 годин тому

    Why does A.B sound like grian

  • MR71 gaming
    MR71 gaming 7 годин тому +1

    I have learnt a lot about my self today

  • Angie Warne
    Angie Warne 8 годин тому

    great.... now i won't sleep tonight. THANKS GAME THEORY!

  • EverSoWillow UwU
    EverSoWillow UwU 8 годин тому

    Good singing my friend 5 outta 5

  • Miles Webb
    Miles Webb 9 годин тому

    Jack just did a video on the game

  • Ultra goku black Zeno SAMA
    Ultra goku black Zeno SAMA 9 годин тому

    It’s funny because I was sleepy before I saw this video and I was getting more tired as the video went on

  • David Vargas
    David Vargas 10 годин тому

    Okay I’ll ask Albert/ flamingo because I want him to scream :)

  • Dorian
    Dorian 10 годин тому

    11:08 Well, actually there has been an experiment called 'the russian sleep experiment' where a bunch of german soldiers were captured after world war 2 and were granted freedom if they would do the experiment and 'survive'. They were put in a room and gas was pumped into the room. after a couple of days they started going crazy, going as far as eating their own flesh. They didn't survive. Look it up, it's actually pretty interesting.

  • GavinL Gaming
    GavinL Gaming 10 годин тому +1

    dooooood!!! The story about the last one of the surviver literally PERFECTLY described my experience of similarity too it was horrible all the same and all, the body being restricted of movement, the fear, the inability to say out words (when I tired to say something in these events with all my might the only thing I could get out was a quiet word of help) and for me at least the feeling of a massive weight exactly on my chest porbs more on my heart and it beating super fast ish also this happens too when I have these things happen my ears for no reason I just start hearing this slowly getting louder noise of ringing like the kind you'd hear from CSGO flashbang sound effect basically it usually happens before the other stuff from a small noise slowly getting louder, so now if I ever hear it I always try my best to quickly resist it and move and make noise. On top of all that I've noticed that when I manage to escape it all and get back up I usually come out with the side effect of extreme heat generated and lots of sweating on my body.

    this has been happening constantly for the past I'd say few weeks straight but now I dunno exactly why maybe it's cause I take a little bit more sleep or something I no longer/haven't had them for awhile now....for now that is before I get em again cause I think I just jinxed myself

  • furiosnoureoffical roblox
    furiosnoureoffical roblox 12 годин тому

    game theory: u cant u cant hide he is already inside

    me:inside wat
    *jump scare *

  • Shawnday Salazar
    Shawnday Salazar 12 годин тому

    I feel like the doctor is related to his work and our guy saw something he shouldn’t have got in an “accident” and the doctor is trying to make it where he doesn’t recover. At least that’s my theory🤔

  • MjauwMau the oofer
    MjauwMau the oofer 13 годин тому

    Jojo reference

    Death 13

  • : D
    : D 14 годин тому

    They like moan not scream

  • : D
    : D 14 годин тому

    One of the classic philippine story its ba- ngu (nuygu sum like that but fast and silent y ) ngu-t

  • TheYouTubeAngel
    TheYouTubeAngel 14 годин тому

    Great, I struggle with sleeping issues due to PTSD. Now I know I can die from nightmares, great!

  • kati
    kati 15 годин тому

    bcs men are the most that are impacted by thraumas

    ASIAN GAMER 15 годин тому

    Sucks to be you, I never sleep in the first place.

  • Josh Cruz
    Josh Cruz 16 годин тому

    *Intro sequence plays*
    Me: Nope, can't sleep with that kind of singing MatPat

  • eider fonseca
    eider fonseca 17 годин тому

    I didn't want to sleep anyways ¤.¤

  • FiggityFiggityFox
    FiggityFiggityFox 17 годин тому

    I die a lot in my dreams, feel the pain and everything, I have felt the fear of gripping onto your last moments of consciousness. My point is I have died a lot, killed in dreams yet I'm still here. As far as sleep deprivation I don't sleep well but I usually get about 4 hours minimum.
    If I finally die from a dream it will be from stress I'm sure, heart complications if anything. Yes I'm typing this while still watching the video, just thought I'd share that ^^

  • EJ M
    EJ M 18 годин тому

    where my Filipinos at? BANGUNGUT IZ REAL

  • Dragon 71 bam
    Dragon 71 bam 18 годин тому

    1:20 Sev a german youtuber is played it to

  • ЯД
    ЯД 18 годин тому

    In the beginning clicking sounds like somebody rotate revolver drum.

    P. S.
    I know that they dont clicking

  • gobe30
    gobe30 18 годин тому

    Why did I decide to watch a game theory about a horror game based on nightmares at 1:52am? You would think I would want to increase my nightmare paranoia.

  • chaunimoo 1987
    chaunimoo 1987 19 годин тому

    randy gardener is clinicly insane and then some

  • chaunimoo 1987
    chaunimoo 1987 19 годин тому

    actualy i just hate the fact its night

  • chaunimoo 1987
    chaunimoo 1987 19 годин тому

    i hate you mat

  • Do Plan
    Do Plan 19 годин тому

    I love seeing sleep science being spoken about. I’m an insomniac myself and I’ve stayed awake for 7days latest and the symptoms do join up with what I heard from this

  • Cat Aldana
    Cat Aldana 19 годин тому

    I find it funny the video I watch to fall asleep is about the game try not to fall asleep

  • Dummy Account
    Dummy Account 19 годин тому

    The word "Bangungut" directly translated "Nightmare" in Filipino Language.

  • nekomancer 91
    nekomancer 91 20 годин тому

    This nightmare death is quite popular here in our country but instead of screaming you will hear them mumbling something in their sleep you must wake them up no matter what cuz if you dont they will stay as sleep forever (death)

  • Trinh Tran
    Trinh Tran 20 годин тому

    Schizophrenia maybe he has it? He might of hot his head it triggered it

    • SnowyLicious
      SnowyLicious 5 годин тому

      Trinh Tran Thats just have hallucinations in a day to day happens even in the yeah

  • Legavolo Kingcrimsonon
    Legavolo Kingcrimsonon 20 годин тому

    Well boys we did it
    Game theory mentioned superhorrorbro

  • Someone538
    Someone538 21 годину тому

    I can't hide from MatDaddy, I'm so scared

  • Austin Lester
    Austin Lester 21 годину тому

    the assistant and the doctor hallucanations?

  • Melodie Welch
    Melodie Welch 22 години тому

    I laughed SO hard when Tom Nook showed up!

  • YeaIKnowImPoor -Roblox
    YeaIKnowImPoor -Roblox 22 години тому

    The 2 story is like sleep paralysis

  • Basant Ibrahim
    Basant Ibrahim 23 години тому

    the closing my eyes monster in the darkness happened to me as a kid stop bringing back bad memories matpat

  • David Dell-Folts
    David Dell-Folts День тому

    Look it is dbd characters:
    0:10 the Nurse on the right
    0:06 The spirt on the left (WAH!)

  • Kristian Verser
    Kristian Verser День тому

    I accidentally read game theory as game feary

  • Allie Mackey
    Allie Mackey День тому

    mat: “April, 1987”
    markiplier: “tHe BiTe oF ‘87?!?!?!?”

  • Marky Darky
    Marky Darky День тому

    Bangungot literally means nightmare in the Philippines

  • Blimeycrow 22
    Blimeycrow 22 День тому


  • Apex _
    Apex _ День тому

    So, brain damage that can cause hallucinations, immediately thinking of temporal and occipital lobe/visual cortex for the visual and auditory hallucinations, but that's just a quick lazy explanation...
    Neurological and Psychology issues apparent, this guy may have nightmares that could form into forgotten memories, create monsters out of blank spots, like who or what hurt him to start this?
    it is actually really spot-on about sleeping though, most of the body's rejuvinative actions kick in when asleep, specifically neurological recovery. Now, it could be the Robert Sapolsky video I watched recently, but it is possible to die from a nightmare, stress and cortisol rushing into the body for a threat the body can't tell isn't real...

    • Apex _
      Apex _ День тому

      Okay, 2nd gear. Looking at the gameplay, you monitor a STRESS meter, and stress is a key in this, then the sleep deprivation... There's a pattern, the hallucinations get worse the longer you don't sleep, and this is the pattern...
      *Subject gets first night terror, refuses to sleep, recurring nightmares strengthen this, then the deprivation kills.*

  • Blimeycrow 22
    Blimeycrow 22 День тому

    the second story is like a xxx

  • James Slash 876
    James Slash 876 День тому

    This was played by CrankGamePlays

  • SS99_ The_Emerald_Sky_Knight_32.5

    About the Coffey maker guy. I had a friends who’s brother died in his sleep a few years ago. I just heard about it as he was explaining his absence and I don’t think he wanted to speak more on it witch I understand, his older brother died in such a unorthodox way. He was 20 something I believe? thing is his brother didn’t have any medical condition(that I’m aware of that is)I found it odd at the time, but now...😬
    Again I don’t know the details, but this made me think of it. Don’t @ me.

  • That Caramel Otaku
    That Caramel Otaku День тому

    3:43 - 4:06
    This kind of sounds like the game Catherine 😶

  • Uke Time
    Uke Time День тому

    Reminds me of the edge of sleep and the Russian sleep project

  • Slinglasher
    Slinglasher День тому

    K but I didn’t come to listen to old man stories about the Vietnam war dreams

  • Will Hiegel
    Will Hiegel День тому +1

    In the dream sequence (I don't know if you mention this) for a place all about keeping secrets there isn't any security! also why would they give an adult AB he seems like something for a kid, so is he a kid? I don't know if this can help, I mean I'm really late, but when you dream the part of your brain that makes common sense shuts off so stuff in your dream seems more real because because you don't relies things don't make sense! I'm pretty sure there was a form of torture were you were kept awake! Doesn't he wake up in the bed? Either he was just having amnesia and short term memory and when the game starts you are just starting to have your memory work again! or you have just woken up from a coma, so if that's right why are you having signs of sleep deprivation? Also if the doctor really just wanted him to sleep he would of given him medication or even put him in a medically induced coma because he knows the patent will be going through hallucinations, so I think the doctor might be working for the company you see in your dreams for some reason! Also back to the when you are dreaming you don't have common sense, at the beginning of the game the window breaks and then it is fixed, I feel like if you were hallucinating it would still be broken (not totally sure though) but if you were dreaming those continuity errors would occur, so I think there are 2 levels of dreams, when you beat the second part (the memory bit) you open your eyes and it's morning but then you CLOSE YOUR EYES! you go back to sleep, I think you are in some sort of a coma and periodically you are waking up for a few seconds, enough for you to see the room you are in and allowing your brain to recreate it as a dream! You falling asleep is you recovering your memory, but you don't want to remember so you create monsters that prevent you from remembering! None of this may be true and yes I know I am very late and Mat probably will not see this but sometimes when I get an idea out it just all spills out like mad! So yeah...

  • DropN Dimes
    DropN Dimes День тому

    Sleep paralysis

  • Irondrone 82
    Irondrone 82 День тому

    That song in the beginning was fire

  • Dayna Allmon
    Dayna Allmon День тому

    1987 this is a fnaf video

  • kurama kyuubi
    kurama kyuubi День тому

    is it me that when i heard the music in the beginning i thought of jeff the killer

  • U.N. Owen
    U.N. Owen День тому

    Dreams & nightmares have always fascinated me. I enjoy your theory videos & appreciate the amount of effort you put into your research. I'm an aspired writer who has a story idea relating to dreams. I'm not gonna go all into detail about that, but just wanted to say that some of the points you made in your video inspired more ideas for my story and opened up other facts I could do research on. So thanks for the content!

  • UnknownCreature-006
    UnknownCreature-006 День тому

    Man, I kinda miss when Matpat kinda looked like a highschool freshman

  • *Insert cool name Here*
    *Insert cool name Here* День тому

    Maybe the doctor doesn’t want you to recover because then you may recover your memories and he did something to you? Or he did something and your the witness?

  • Carts reeds
    Carts reeds День тому

    A man died on 1987... ARE YOU KIDING ME

  • Paraschiv Luca
    Paraschiv Luca День тому +1

    How about the russian sleep experiment?

  • Xtreme Team
    Xtreme Team День тому

    LOVE that intro

  • Rage
    Rage День тому +1

    Ima stay awake up for 4 days so I can see stuff.

    V4 VENDETTA День тому

    if you like that kind of stuff check out a movie called the machinist with Christian bale

  • Jasmin Mangos
    Jasmin Mangos День тому

    I've only slept 6 hours in two days and I'm literally so not okay now

  • Kenji Tempest
    Kenji Tempest День тому

    Anyone ever feel after waking up at 3am, look around, then go to sleep, then suddenly feel heat, then you hear sounds like fire and people screaming far away?
    No, just me? (No for real though, is it just me?)

  • Theoretical Reality
    Theoretical Reality День тому

    why not sleep in daytime

  • Melani Cruz
    Melani Cruz День тому

    Do Animal Crossing!

  • Connor Ellis
    Connor Ellis День тому

    I think may pay should do a live stream of when he fails in this game he has to switch over to fiv e nights at Freddie’s and then switch back over when he fails in that game it will include a ton of jumpscares and he might not be able to go to sleep at night

  • AREA#001
    AREA#001 День тому

    is there a possible chance the Russian sleep experiment is possible? not by Russia or military, but just possible.

  • Leighton Dunn
    Leighton Dunn День тому

    This reminds me of DHMIS

  • crystal
    crystal День тому

    Bang ngu ngot
    The ng is pronounced as the ng of bang

  • Rose Lydia Page
    Rose Lydia Page День тому

    David Mitchell anyone?