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


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ManlyBadassHero 2 months ago
Oh hey it's me at the far back, and Mark is caressing my face for some reason, what. 1:29
Yoan Sutarto
Yoan Sutarto 21 hour ago
@Zenigundam are you high?
•『 ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀʟ ᴋᴇɴᴏʙɪ 』•
@Zenigundam Honestly, I'd WATCH you go on these rants. Start an incel channel, it's meme gold.
Pikagirl800 3 days ago
Sherbet Tea
Sherbet Tea 3 days ago
@Zenigundam is this satire or
Dracul JOSHI
Dracul JOSHI 3 days ago
@Zenigundam so, back to a time that never existed, got you.
Loki_Playz 55 minutes ago
... 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
5:30 I think that’s just sleep paralysis
Dat One Weeb
Dat One Weeb 2 hours ago
Raymond Lazos
Raymond Lazos 3 hours ago
Oh my god 1:34
Angry amilcar games
Well after this I might die in my sleep after knowing this is real
YoTengo Hambre
YoTengo Hambre 6 hours ago
He has waaaaay too much time on his hands. But hey, that’s just a theory, a GAME THEORY
adoom shaher
adoom shaher 8 hours ago
mat pat i frecking want to slepp tonight
Sir Tristan Knight of the round table
The nightmare does kind of seems like a deadly version of Sleep paralysis mixed with night terrors 5:29 5:36 5:44
Carsen Partin
Carsen Partin 8 hours ago
Ludvig Frithiof
Ludvig Frithiof 9 hours ago
2:51 I jumped back at least 2 meters right there!
Random Person
Random Person 10 hours ago
My favorite part was the Tom nook meme
JUST PLAY 14 hours ago
Bangungut is a Filipino word
A_Cool_ Artist
A_Cool_ Artist 15 hours ago
I actually need to sleep, its 2 am. But now I can't.
altı altı
altı altı 16 hours ago
curly girly
curly girly 17 hours ago
was that intro really necessary 😭
Adam Xei
Adam Xei 18 hours ago
*Freddy Krueger wants to know your location*
CherryStudios 20 hours ago
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 20 hours ago
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 21 hour ago
My sleep schedule is in the trash now.
The Robines [Animations & gameplays]
Charlotte Dale
Charlotte Dale 21 hour ago
I here it invols the date 1987 OH f******* GOD ARE YOU KIDDING
Megan Makosky
Megan Makosky 22 hours ago
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 23 hours ago
So the bangungut is bascially your sleep paralysis demon except it kills if you dont wake up in time
Bomb Bastic
Bomb Bastic Day ago
Brain damage cure = sleep Corona Virus 🦠 = sleep
{Neon} - Cyanide
Mat should research sleep paralysis it's fricken mental. I always found it interesting.
Lydia is a Broccoli
Yo you spooked me😂
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
why am I watching thi at 10pm
ツstellor Day ago
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 Day ago
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
beautiful intro
do it or sauce_dog_gets it TUT
Who just hates it when the brain pulsates
A Nonny Moose
That intro was amazing
Daddy D
Daddy D Day ago
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 Day ago
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 Day ago
I foll aslem from the bigining lol
Jasper Willemse
when matpat finally mentions ryan in his vid He did it, he said the thing!
HopOnTheHype Day ago
The shadow frozen thing is just sleep paralysis
Gaming Addict
Lol Bangungut I was always told by my parents to wake someone when experiencing this
space ace
space ace Day ago
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. Day ago
Grian? Is that you? Are you the robot?
ya boi
ya boi Day ago
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 Day ago
Lol I'm used to those.
Okay so is it normal that I can go about a week without sleep and have no hallucinations?
Snarley Ostrich
Tanks for the night terror inducing intro
Jana Marie
Jana Marie 2 days ago
"April 1987" 1987. 1987.. 1987... 1987.... Markiplier:WAS THAT THE BITE OF 87'?!
Adam Kloc
Adam Kloc 2 days ago
The example were the person survived was just sleep peralalisis.
Luke Studio's
Luke Studio's 2 days ago
If you die in the night, when you sleep, do like me. Sleep in day time.
Khloe K
Khloe K 2 days ago
This video is ironic because I just can't sleep and idk why sooo thx for the scare 🙃
the shadow ren
the shadow ren 2 days ago
the symptoms of sleep deprivation sound live my every day life
The Assassin
The Assassin 2 days ago
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...
I can only fall asleep when I’m to afraid to move....
The Assassin
The Assassin 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
5:26 - 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 2 days ago
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
Thanks now you made me paranoid
Memerman Meme
Memerman Meme 2 days ago
Sounds kinda like sleep paralysis but they those 130 people died some how
Creeper Nova
Creeper Nova 2 days ago
I think I preferred MatPat to be a creepy Chris Pratt stalker. 😨
Comic Maker Briggs
Bro, just sleep under the covers. The monster can’t get you in you are under the covers lol (I said this to be funny)
Conch 2 days ago
Hey Mat! Not sure if I've already commented, but my dad's friend actually helped produce the game. I'm pretty sure he assisted in the playthrough mechanics and the modeling. I actually really love the almost full outcome of the game!
ramen. duh
ramen. duh 2 days ago
No one: Literally no one: Mat: *says Hmong wrong* Me, a Hmong person: actually it’s pronounced-
spyaht 2 days ago
Demon: *stalking sleeping person* Matt in the Background: *stalking the demon*
Kylie Bennett
Kylie Bennett 2 days ago
Guy a found a challenge for matpat, I need yalls help to get him to do it. Piggy ( true ending) no one can find it. So I think if can get matpat to play he might be able to. So help me tell him😊
Mother Moose
Mother Moose 2 days ago
Me at 2:32 am: We have time for one more video. My brain: I'm gonna do what's called a pro gamer move
agat, you know. like that stone
Oh I'm not going to sleep, I've listened to "the edge of sleep"
Ainslee Rogers
Ainslee Rogers 2 days ago
Matthew's voice is beautiful!!!
Jason Beard
Jason Beard 2 days ago
I was deprived of sleep over a period of six weeks and was barely able to average an hour a day overall. The first few weeks of that period were the worst and I was getting even less. It seriously affects your mental health and wellbeing on a scale that I can hardly even begin to explain. It has had permanent effects, and still affects me to this day, nearly a decade later. If you're having difficulty sleeping, please be sure to contact medical professionals. With any luck, they'll hopefully be willing and able to help you.
chris thompson
chris thompson 2 days ago
Matpat: It's always men average age 33 Me (32, have trouble sleeping most nights and It's my birthday soon): ...Thanks Matpat!
Cyclone 2 days ago
If you are in your dreams not the monsters dreams then you should be able to control your dreams For me when I am dreaming and something really weird happens I figure out it is a dream
DaBanaenae 2 days ago
Why do I feel like this is what happened with the FNaF 4 kid?
CreeperTheKing Creeper
Yey. More scary things. Il tell you if I have ny nightmares. Let's hope I will realise I'm sleeping befor it's too late. Edit: 1:31 Nope. MattPatt Fnaf will always hunt you're dreams and you're thoughts and your life. Mu hahahahahhahahahah.
i’m gonna be forever scared to sleep now 😭
Alissizkewl524 youtube
I should NOT be watching in bed
Csyzox 2 days ago
The coffee maker childs story is also written in this www.history.com/news/nightmare-on-elm-street-real-inspiration-hmong-death but there was no coffee maker
Nardy Nite
Nardy Nite 2 days ago
Kind of late but bangungut is not pronounced with n and g separate but pronounced like the ng in thing.
Ashley Tang :D
Ashley Tang :D 2 days ago
Let's appreciate the singing reveal at the beginning
Joshua Fira
Joshua Fira 2 days ago
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