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
    ManlyBadassHero 14 күн бұрын +9842

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

    • Otaku Gurl 4 Lyfe
      Otaku Gurl 4 Lyfe 3 сағат бұрын


    • some idiot
      some idiot Күн бұрын

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

    • a. m.
      a. m. 2 күн бұрын

      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
      funnyflowerkids 2 күн бұрын

      Zenigundam are you drunk right now?

    • Exu
      Exu 5 күн бұрын

      @Zenigundam k incel

  • Stream Kpop
    Stream Kpop 19 минут бұрын

    Try to fall asleep is me during quarantine at 10pm not 4am

  • rancyd
    rancyd Сағат бұрын

    me, watching this at 3 am with insomnia and normally experiencing auditory and visual hallucinations: 😳

  • BanZai - Kun
    BanZai - Kun 2 сағат бұрын

    its Ba/Ngu/ngut - it means nightmare or a bad dream.

  • gian ds
    gian ds 2 сағат бұрын

    Bangungot is something I have felt as a child. My parents have told me that I used to sleep walk a lot as a child. And then the next couple of days I would wake up and ask them, you couldn't hear me scream last night? I couldn't move, and they would say no, you were dead silent.

  • Vicky Primal
    Vicky Primal 2 сағат бұрын

    Maybe you're just so stressed that your brain processes your dreams as reality so when you encounter a life/death situation your brain follows a placebo effect and stops your heart (unintentionally) because it believes you just got injured in reality and tries to carry out its survival programming without needing to do so. This causes death because your body is overexerting itself to repair something that wasn't there in the first place.

  • Jeshurun Lumasag
    Jeshurun Lumasag 3 сағат бұрын

    Bruhhhh.... why am i watching this at night...

  • Prince ryan
    Prince ryan 3 сағат бұрын

    I have terrible sleep paralysis and from time to time I can't breathe during it.

  • Nathan 1
    Nathan 1 3 сағат бұрын

    I can not sleep now

  • M P
    M P 4 сағат бұрын

    so i had trouble sleeping a long time ago then? when i saw about four shadow ppl, apparently knowing who they are despite being shadows even when there’s one of my sister sitting on my sisters bed while she’s sleeping, and being calm about it even going back to sleep next to one lying next to me .mom?

  • Fortnite Kid
    Fortnite Kid 4 сағат бұрын +1

    After watching this I’m trying to fall asleep 👹

  • nightpenguin is a kool kid
    nightpenguin is a kool kid 4 сағат бұрын

    I had one one of those nightmares where I got heavy and couldn't scream for head

  • Matthew Moua
    Matthew Moua 5 сағат бұрын

    Hmong people made it on the show lol

  • blah blah blah
    blah blah blah 5 сағат бұрын

    A late uncle of mine died in this manner. Rip uncle.

  • SarJ Moja
    SarJ Moja 6 сағат бұрын

    Thing that still happens a lot.. but yanno, the elders in my country always says that a 'guy' should not eat too much at night cause if he does, he'll get nightmares that may cause death.

  • insane
    insane 7 сағат бұрын

    I go for two days without sleep regularly, the longest was four days on the dot. I'm fourteen and my phone is the problem according to my parents. but without my phone I still can't sleep, that's why I'm on my phone. my "dreams" are all nightmares. like horrific waking up, falling out of bed gasping and sometimes screaming bad. no one believes me. does anyone do the same?? I feel like I'm losing my mind over the fact that no one else does the same and I'm on my own.

  • Garlic Aioli
    Garlic Aioli 8 сағат бұрын

    Okay, but why is no one talking about the amazing singing at the start?

  • Matthew
    Matthew 11 сағат бұрын

    Well there goes my sleep tonight

  • Crokobos
    Crokobos 11 сағат бұрын

    Hello Game Theor, welcome to speling school!

  • EBerkeU utuğlu
    EBerkeU utuğlu 13 сағат бұрын

    is A.B's actor Brian?

  • Ray Gun
    Ray Gun 14 сағат бұрын

    Isn't this the name of a goosbumps book

  • bruh that’s a mood
    bruh that’s a mood 15 сағат бұрын


  • jo20051
    jo20051 15 сағат бұрын

    1:29 where is pewdiepie he deserves to be there

    JONATHAN CASH 15 сағат бұрын

    At 9:39, sometimes when I quickly wake up I see spiders on my bedsheets. That really got me!

  • mirillian
    mirillian 15 сағат бұрын

    oh god oh _god_ tom please tom i just need time _tom please_ *_TOM NO-_*

  • diamond dolphin101
    diamond dolphin101 17 сағат бұрын

    The fact that this a real thing and that I am a 32 year old man turning 33 this month is unnerving. I couldn’t sleep last night and went to bed at 4 when the sun started to come up.

  • no no
    no no 18 сағат бұрын

    so sleep paralysis???

  • Roslee Hm
    Roslee Hm 18 сағат бұрын

    I'm a 10 yr old and I stay up all night for no reason when I force my self to sleep I can't

  • Kitty Pie
    Kitty Pie 18 сағат бұрын

    Ima Lucide dreamer
    One time I had a night mare and a guy was trying to slap me, I cryed but then I thought: WAiT IM IN A DREAM! I used all my force and slapped him back. I almost woke up but he grabbed me by the feet. But I kicked him and I woke up.

  • Tabitha Schultz
    Tabitha Schultz 19 сағат бұрын

    Good God, what video games has taught me is that 1987 was a B A D Y E A R

  • Nina ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
    Nina ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ 19 сағат бұрын


  • wolfie snoopdoggg
    wolfie snoopdoggg 19 сағат бұрын

    This is scary because I'm watching this a night

  • Diana Gabriela Cordero Saucedo
    Diana Gabriela Cordero Saucedo 19 сағат бұрын

    Maybe the game is about being a lab rat and the doctor might be studying the affects of this

  • Equilibrium
    Equilibrium 20 сағат бұрын

    If you get a bangungot you need to do your best to wake up immediatly

  • baka neko-chan
    baka neko-chan 20 сағат бұрын

    Freshman year of college, I scheduled myself for 100 hour weeks between work and school. The 100 hour week did not include time to do homework, eat, sleep, spend time with my now fiance, my family, my friends and exercise. My first class always started at 8am, I always got up at five thirty am and ran three miles before class started in order to help keep me awake.
    I slept maybe four hours every few days. Maybe. I started hallucinating within my first few weeks of school, the main things I saw were shadow people just in the environment, usually coming close, staring at me and then running away whenever I approach. I also frequently saw my childhood nanny dog just out of the corner of my eye, but she was gone as soon as I turned to look at her. I frequently mistook strangers for people I knew, it wasn't until I would hear their voice to be able to identify the person. Only dark colored walls pulsed. Light colored environments would usually constantly fade in and out of focus. As far as auditory hallucinations I mainly heard my name, my loved ones yelling something I couldn't understand, my dog yelling (I have a husky) and the phrases "come here!" And "where are you?" By the end of the school year I had been hospitalized twice, both for different medical issues. I was forced to take a break from school after my family found out I was self harming to stay awake and my now fiance having to stop me from jumping off the math and science building.
    I'm better now. Done with school and I get my first class of kindergartners next semester. I always warn others about the danger of pushing yourself too hard in school. Sorry for the long comment, thought MatPat might find my experience interesting.

  • Dino Big Boii
    Dino Big Boii 21 сағат бұрын

    At 12:17 when he stated all the symptoms.... I had experienced all of them and then he said, death. And I am only 12. Should I be scared?

  • David Zhang
    David Zhang 21 сағат бұрын

    But when u fall asleep ur brain actually is very busy making dreams and it’s not resting at all soooooo

  • Furno Prime
    Furno Prime 22 сағат бұрын

    15:25 The Doctor here looks like he's straight out of Roblox

  • Sonia
    Sonia 22 сағат бұрын +1

    My name is Yoshikage Kira. I’m 33 years old.

  • Mangle girl
    Mangle girl 22 сағат бұрын

    I don’t see what the big problem is with dying in dreams, I have actually died in a dream before without waking up, I think it might have actually happened more than once

  • Kakizoreo
    Kakizoreo 22 сағат бұрын

    Anyone know that the name of that song used at 2:15 it's kinda catchy

  • Mangle girl
    Mangle girl 22 сағат бұрын

    I’ve been trying to fall asleep for the last 10 hours to no avail

  • Razzale
    Razzale Күн бұрын

    5:38 its sleep paralysis

  • Shadow woods
    Shadow woods Күн бұрын

    Me: * Sees tom nook *
    Also me: * grabs le cross * begone demon

  • ezen chuo
    ezen chuo Күн бұрын

    8-bitryan did a play through already if I’m not mistaken but yeah a reminder is still so cool😂

  • MLG M4R1U2
    MLG M4R1U2 Күн бұрын

    Studies: “not sleeping is indeed fatal so please sleep 8 hours every day to Stay healthy”
    Schools: “1 take it or leave it”

  • Fulgur Killua 00
    Fulgur Killua 00 Күн бұрын

    wait why does this seem like its one of our Filipino scary story things?

  • Mizan 420
    Mizan 420 Күн бұрын

    Can sleep cure my depression?

  • noohin seifi
    noohin seifi Күн бұрын

    That happenes to me many times but I'm 15 instead of being 33.

  • timelessninja
    timelessninja Күн бұрын

    Yeah, that account where the guy couldn't move and he saw dark shape attack him, that's totally sleep paralysis. It happens to me like once a week. It's always some threatening presence, but it's generally different from one episode to the next. Sometimes I'll be the same for a few nights in a row, but it like's to mix things up to keep me on my toes. Totally terrifying, but from what I can tell, non life threatening.

    • timelessninja
      timelessninja Күн бұрын

      When it first started happening to me it was right after we had moved into a new house as a kid. There was a spooky old shack on the property that you couldn't access cuz a tree had completely grown in front of it, sealing the door shut, and there was only one tiny slit of a window. From what we could tell it was very very old and would always give me the creeps. I started having sleep paralisis episodes where a guy who looked kind of like a mountain man/fur trapper would walk into my room, through the door. He had a bloody axe. He'd walk up to me with a grin on his face and swing it and my neck. The axe would move right through me and he'd looks surprised, then upset. He'd then turn and walk through the wall in the direction of the shack. Totally thought it was a ghost and my house was haunted. It happened every few nights for a month and I was terrified. I always felt really uncomfortable in the house when I was alone. Then I learned about sleep paralysis and realized that's totally what it was. It was then that the creature started changing it up.

  • Tamir Turner-Bey
    Tamir Turner-Bey Күн бұрын

    isn't 4:50 the plot of Before I Wake?

  • Tengens Gf
    Tengens Gf Күн бұрын

    He forgot coryxkhenshin but that's okay-

  • Tyler
    Tyler Күн бұрын

    im just happy you know who John Wolfe is

  • Caden Wininger
    Caden Wininger Күн бұрын

    Mat, I prefer watching youtube when no one is up to interrupt me. But I have stayed up so long that I was starting getting the sleepy paranoia. And then I made the slight mistake of clicking on this and having my light off. I nearly crapped my pants at the beginning man. I might NOT go to sleep.

  • Ece Atalay
    Ece Atalay Күн бұрын

    As if I needed any other reason to avoid sleep

  • *Mewtwo Chan*
    *Mewtwo Chan* Күн бұрын

    I Shouldn't Have Watched This Before Bed...........................

  • Bitch Aholic
    Bitch Aholic Күн бұрын

    I know its not completely related but as a kid I would go into a sort of coma when I would reach the REM state of sleep. You could slap, yell or shake me but nothing would make me wake up. Doctors were baffled/they didnt know what it was and their recommendation was waking me up before getting to thay stage. I did not remeber this until my mom told me. I have no clue what it could have been but Its interesting. Its the total opposite of try to sleep.

  • Knarly Wisard69
    Knarly Wisard69 Күн бұрын

    nobody; high school students
    edit: i've only stayed awake for 2 days and i have experienced all of these symptoms

  • Ellie Sparks
    Ellie Sparks Күн бұрын

    Song creepy!
    That is all!

  • Rotten Egg
    Rotten Egg Күн бұрын

    One of the monsters lookslike killer queen

  • Joshua Bissah
    Joshua Bissah Күн бұрын +1

    Spinarak on the table was great

  • Ledet Brothers
    Ledet Brothers Күн бұрын

    If this kind of “nightmare death” was in Steven Universe, Steven would be dead in season 3 at least

  • Jennifer Klein
    Jennifer Klein Күн бұрын

    What if the doctor is a hallucination?

  • Reactz-MC
    Reactz-MC Күн бұрын

    Mark Did play try to fall asleep

  • wither guns
    wither guns Күн бұрын

    I finally learned how to do it!!! Yes!!!

  • our hope
    our hope Күн бұрын

    why am i scared but still gonna stay up until 5:30 AM

  • laamb
    laamb Күн бұрын

    that one kids mic in the Xbox party chat: 0:21

  • Natalie Adams
    Natalie Adams Күн бұрын

    Now it makes sense how Crying Child(just gonna use that name instead of Chris Or Micheal,Or even Bryan)Died by the nightmare “Animatronics”.

  • Micah Beckner
    Micah Beckner Күн бұрын

    This is fun to watch at night

  • Forever Single
    Forever Single Күн бұрын

    My friends - haha i haven't slept in 3 days, if you sleep you're weak
    me- lab rats have been tested by being deprived of sleep and they all died in 32 days, scientists didn't know why, they just died. So I hope you enjoy dying in 4 weeks!

  • Cierra DeCoste
    Cierra DeCoste Күн бұрын

    Would it be possible that maybe the doctor himself is an auditory hallucination who the main character possibly later perceives to be in control of all other hallucinations? Or maybe the doctor is conducting his own experiment on people with brain damage. I don’t really know. Just some thoughts I guess

  • Triassic Gaming
    Triassic Gaming Күн бұрын

    Also for the rats: it's probably brain damage and stress. Rats generally dont show signs of stress

  • nunya nunyabiz
    nunya nunyabiz Күн бұрын +2

    Huh the shapeless shadow makes sense because now everyone sees the "sleep paralysis demon" as a man with a hat. so yeah the article inspired wes craven, he makes Freddy and people now see Freddy Krueger.

  • luvly emilyn
    luvly emilyn Күн бұрын


  • Gennaro Cardaropoli
    Gennaro Cardaropoli Күн бұрын

    So is this real ?

  • Triassic Gaming
    Triassic Gaming Күн бұрын

    The second story sounds like sleep paralysis my guy

  • MS Band Nerds
    MS Band Nerds Күн бұрын

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

  • Sawyer Wanta
    Sawyer Wanta Күн бұрын

    try to fall asleep i can barely fall asleep.

  • Hugo Svenborn Söderberg
    Hugo Svenborn Söderberg Күн бұрын

    Play super fnaf on gtlive pls

  • ZockerSWAT
    ZockerSWAT Күн бұрын

    Mat looks like a german rapper