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 5 gün əvvəl +7807

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

    • Michael Roberts
      Michael Roberts 14 saat əvvəl +1

      @刘滨 not joking

    • Michael Roberts
      Michael Roberts 14 saat əvvəl +1

      @Aoife Coffey they aren't joking

    • Michael Roberts
      Michael Roberts 14 saat əvvəl +1

      @Oshie Op Water well everyone thinks it's real and he has some videos

    • Michael Roberts
      Michael Roberts 14 saat əvvəl +1

      @Zenigundam hello crazy person 462! How did you get out of jail? We were pretty sure we locked you up well enough. Which was a bit too much with your drugs, alcohol, and mental state...

    • Thebeastnine 4
      Thebeastnine 4 Gün əvvəl

      Zenigundam you at not a alpha you are a gamma

  • Whale Cat
    Whale Cat 11 saat əvvəl

    The rats died of fatigue SMH

  • Melody TheCervitaur
    Melody TheCervitaur 11 saat əvvəl +1

    Good thing I'm a *WOMAN*

  • Zachary Periera
    Zachary Periera 11 saat əvvəl

    So Cathrin.. is based off real events?

  • oma čoma
    oma čoma 12 saat əvvəl

    I had a case like that

  • Ricky Henderson
    Ricky Henderson 12 saat əvvəl

    Love this play through! I am also surprised more youtubers haven't jumped on it yet. From being on a keto type diet, I've personally found that when I hit my macros correctly I tend to actually have dreams that I can remember those nights. May just be coincidence but having not had any dreams for years and now having them each time I've been on keto seems fishy. I also fully believe that at night during your rest is when cellular regeneration really can kick in. The whole idea of ketosis is to get the insulin levels to have smaller spikes when eating and the ketones to take back over faster, along with intermittent fasting I really think help the body in repairs at night. Especially if you time it to have your longer fasting times at night.

    Just a fun thought on my experiences, love the vids guys and gals and thank you for keeping us entertained while locked up at home :)

  • Sheep Ketchup
    Sheep Ketchup 12 saat əvvəl +1

  • Ben Random
    Ben Random 12 saat əvvəl

    So I’m gonna stay up 4 nights now

  • Alatrix
    Alatrix 12 saat əvvəl

    5:34 Isn´t that just sleep paralysis?

  • pop jo
    pop jo 13 saat əvvəl

    I should not had watched this before I go to sleep😨

  • EdgyBoi 99
    EdgyBoi 99 13 saat əvvəl

    Anyone else think about the russian sleep experiment?

  • Trevor MTB
    Trevor MTB 13 saat əvvəl

    5:25 is just a description of sleep paralysis

  • EdgyBoi 99
    EdgyBoi 99 13 saat əvvəl

    That sounds like sleep paralysis

    MELLY BELLY 13 saat əvvəl

    Yeee John Wolfe haha

  • Julianna Hensley
    Julianna Hensley 13 saat əvvəl

    When he said 1987 I get FNAF flashbacks... I thought this was gonna be a fnaf universe thing

  • jay lee
    jay lee 13 saat əvvəl

    freddy krueger ?????????????????? i wonder

  • No
    No 13 saat əvvəl

    Matt Pat is my sleep paralysis demon

  • jay lee
    jay lee 13 saat əvvəl

    ok there's one thing that can cause death by nightmares and his name is Freddy Krueger or fnaf 4

  • Idaho Wildflower
    Idaho Wildflower 13 saat əvvəl

    The survivor sounds like he was having sleep paralysis.

  • Beyond_The_Order
    Beyond_The_Order 14 saat əvvəl

    Welp if I wasn’t an insomniac before I am now....

  • Kat The SkeleGirl
    Kat The SkeleGirl 14 saat əvvəl +1

    Mat: “Bang-gu-get.”
    Me, who is Filipino but doesn’t speak Tagalog: Is that a Filipino word?
    Edit: Yes. It is Filipino. It means ‘nightmare.’

  • MissFoxieGirlIsHere
    MissFoxieGirlIsHere 14 saat əvvəl

    When I saw Tom Nook I literally started laughing sooo much

  • Goku
    Goku 14 saat əvvəl

    Right, wasnt really planning on sleeping peacefully. thanks.

  • R2D2 from Star Trek
    R2D2 from Star Trek 14 saat əvvəl +1

    0:16 I was like, “Nasty. Oh wait”

  • Wright Leo
    Wright Leo 15 saat əvvəl

    Honestly I'm more scared of Animal Crossing fans. They haven't been to forgiving of my ignorance XD

  • PoisonIris
    PoisonIris 15 saat əvvəl

    I legitimately did not sleep for 24 hours today and I think I went Insane.
    Don’t ask why

    GAME ON! GO 15 saat əvvəl

    I have a one problem some people like rushes won’t sleep at all they just dream tho they did isn’t die and also people who have coma that there body won’t move they also won’t sleep at all for even months...that’s the problem you have

  • Krishna Santos
    Krishna Santos 15 saat əvvəl

    The way he pronounced bangungut 😅

  • MystiicG
    MystiicG 15 saat əvvəl

    Death Thirteen?

  • Xavier Lapis
    Xavier Lapis 15 saat əvvəl

    its hard to get used to beard matt

  • Shady Slovakian
    Shady Slovakian 15 saat əvvəl

    I am falling asleep to Matt’s singing

  • Jfm 21
    Jfm 21 15 saat əvvəl

    Im Filipino and 3:58 the "Bangungut" is said to be caused by curses or demons or bewitching :D

    • Jfm 21
      Jfm 21 15 saat əvvəl

      btw these events are common especially in the woody provinces of the Philippines where most Bewitching activities happen ( Barang ) which can cause Nightmare Death ( Bangungut ) or other anomalous and mysterious curses

  • Konrad Pytlak
    Konrad Pytlak 15 saat əvvəl

    Matpat you can dubing hooror character , so sceary

  • Tyrin Turner
    Tyrin Turner 16 saat əvvəl

    Before I even watch it. Which one is it don’t fall asleep or try to fall asleep?
    Edit: wait nope nvm

  • Skywalker_ 175
    Skywalker_ 175 16 saat əvvəl

    Older men dying in their sleep due to nightmares... Smells like Catherine if ya ask me

  • Because I JustCan'tSleep
    Because I JustCan'tSleep 16 saat əvvəl

    Can confirm about the bug hallucination. I didn't sleep for a week because I had sleep paralysis every night as a kid that progressively got more and more terrifying. In class on about day 5 or 6 of not having any sleep, save for the occasional 4 or 5 minute fall asleep standing up moment, I saw a shadow that looked like a spider crawling across my desk heading towards the edge of my desk. I hit the desk really hard and hurt my hand, and my teacher and the other kids were confused (probably because I hit the desk almost at full force). I just said it was a bug and we moved on with the lesson. I don't remember much else about that week, except for going in and out of being cognitive. For example, I remember coming to on my back porch after falling asleep standing up, but I don't remember the events before or shortly after that. I remember almost falling asleep at one point in the night and experiencing a terrifying sleep paralysis episode that was so realistic that I screamed until my throat was raw and everyone in the house had woken up. It was so weird because I only ever had sleep paralysis in my own house. If I slept at the neighbors I was fine, same for friends places too. I moved out of there over the summer and I haven't had an episode since.

  • Alec Minamoto
    Alec Minamoto 16 saat əvvəl +2

    I wouldn't be surprised if we find out at the end that John is actually a "lab rat" himself. Those "brain damages" and memory loss could very much be inflicted by the Doctor. If we think a lot, in psychiatric facilities, before we had our current, more humaine treatments, some of the "techniques" used on patients, had to do with electricity and your brain. What if they did that to John, to either cure something...or to just test something on him. Many times, mentally ill patients were used as test subjects. The same goes for death row inmates.
    The room we are in, could possibly be a replicate of his own room, to make the subject feel more at ease. The robot talking, could be a monitoring device.
    They could be inducing the nightmares with a mix of some medicine. Playing with Serotonin and Neuroepinefrin could do that. Like in Until Dawn!! The brothers get treated for wrong illness, gets auditory and visual hallucinations. Same thing applies here, but it just happens on purpose...
    Or it could just be a Theory!! 😁

  • Silas Fuentes Martin
    Silas Fuentes Martin 16 saat əvvəl

    do you know about the russian sleep eksperiment i dont know if its true though

  • The Quality Reject
    The Quality Reject 16 saat əvvəl

    0:00 am i getting raped?

  • Sem. Hahns Valderama
    Sem. Hahns Valderama 16 saat əvvəl

    Bangungut is a Filipino word for nightmare

  • RoyalTorpedo
    RoyalTorpedo 16 saat əvvəl

    Is it ironic that I just had a nightmare after this??

  • Harsh Parekh
    Harsh Parekh 16 saat əvvəl

    the ai doctor is probably just a hallucination.

  • Safebox Gaming
    Safebox Gaming 16 saat əvvəl +1

    Addendum: there is a group of people with a genetic disease called "fatal familial insomnia". These people cannot fall asleep even with strong anaesthetics, sleeping pills, etc. The disease manifests around their late 20s, early 30s and death is certain within 18 months.
    Edit: never mind, you mentioned it by the time I posted this comment :L

  • BananaSims
    BananaSims 17 saat əvvəl

    I hallucinated a spider coming out of an outlet after staying up for a little longer than 24 hours....

  • Kaomonicagoes
    Kaomonicagoes 17 saat əvvəl

    As a person of Hmong descent, I personally have never heard these tales from my elders... That’s sad.

  • Christopher Scott
    Christopher Scott 17 saat əvvəl

    Can we take a moment to appreciate mat pats singing

  • Super Kerem
    Super Kerem 17 saat əvvəl

    Oh god, I sometimes see some animals like cats or dogs *H E L P*

  • Gr0gn4k
    Gr0gn4k 18 saat əvvəl

    As a man who just played Dead by Daylight for the last 9 hours, I can honestly say that seeing the Spirit and the Nurse are still haunting me even when i'm trying to watch Game Theory is the only thing keeping me awake. So I don't have to worry about that

  • Wigiboo
    Wigiboo 18 saat əvvəl


  • PokemasterSal Gaming
    PokemasterSal Gaming 18 saat əvvəl

    Shower thought: With this logic Steve should be dead to sleep deprivation. But instead he dies to phantoms. Maybe it's a hallucination that kills him in his sleep?

  • Jojo Mizugorou
    Jojo Mizugorou 18 saat əvvəl

    Mattpatt: Death by NIGHTMARE!
    Me at 3AM: wut
    Death 13: Lali-Ho~~!

  • god of cringe
    god of cringe 18 saat əvvəl

    0:00 bye sleep

  • KittyCatMillicaミリカ
    KittyCatMillicaミリカ 19 saat əvvəl

    The way Matpat pronounced bangungut is oddly hilarious
    I'm not a Filipino myself, I'm Malaysian pronouncing malay-like words most of my life xD
    (Probably that's why I found it hilarious)

  • not 911. K?
    not 911. K? 19 saat əvvəl

    Thanks MatPat...
    Now I'm terrified of sleeping...

  • Mitchell Toler
    Mitchell Toler 19 saat əvvəl

    Think about whenever I’m about to die when I’m in a dream I wake up but what if you actually die in a dream you die in real life

  • honey sungie
    honey sungie 19 saat əvvəl

    Filipinos and Laotians in the comment section: never knew we were the next target of the ng pronunciation

  • STYX
    STYX 19 saat əvvəl

    Bangungut means nightmare in the ph

  • DovaH HavoD
    DovaH HavoD 20 saat əvvəl

    Sleep Paralysis Demons: *Exists.*
    Me, who has insomnia: I both want and don't want you.
    Literally my sister: *Laughs in lucid dreaming.*

  • Mr. Bacon Smith
    Mr. Bacon Smith 20 saat əvvəl

    So you made a video showing the fatal results of not sleeping, saying it's good to sleep.
    To help us sleep?

  • Daniel Steiner
    Daniel Steiner 20 saat əvvəl

    Ya know, with me having the strange fear of lullabies watching this at 4:33 in the morning was uhm, a GREAT idea, I like game theory videos

  • splosion
    splosion 21 saat əvvəl

    Literally death 13 the game, spot on

  • MrInsert
    MrInsert 21 saat əvvəl

    It’s read like bang ngungot

  • Harua Performance
    Harua Performance 21 saat əvvəl

    *April 1987*.... fnaf please no don't do it again

  • oregano oil
    oregano oil 21 saat əvvəl

    me at 3 am: I cant sleep
    also me watching this:

  • Wiell Nyan
    Wiell Nyan 21 saat əvvəl

    It’s coming in your dreams.
    Me: That’s what she said.
    My head: So dirty.
    Edit: So we back in Vietnam got our aka’s swimming from side to side side to side, America, tryna stealing my rice again. Aznromeo is pog.
    Edit: Feels bad that people who have insomnia.

  • Nathan Olmeda
    Nathan Olmeda 21 saat əvvəl

    No joke those are all the AZplusrs I watch

  • PineappleShades
    PineappleShades 21 saat əvvəl

    As a filipino, I had to replay the part when he said Bangungot because it sounded so foreign and so familiar at the same time.

  • Dom the Bomb
    Dom the Bomb 21 saat əvvəl

    Probably not the best idea on my part to watch this before I go to bed.

  • Sp1nnyb0y
    Sp1nnyb0y 21 saat əvvəl


  • worthless and weird
    worthless and weird 21 saat əvvəl +1

    It's bangungot
    Not bangungut
    And the pronunciation is
    Bang-ngoo-ngot (ngot is like not but it's an "Ng")
    It's a Filipino word

  • DJ Hunter
    DJ Hunter 21 saat əvvəl

    So I shouldn't not sleep?
    Yeah no sleep paralysis demons

  • Anon ymous
    Anon ymous 21 saat əvvəl

    Jokes on you. I watched this in the morning.

  • Jgaldragon
    Jgaldragon 22 saat əvvəl

    What’s with the beard? Did dollar shave club stop sponsoring Game Theory?

  • ize890dbz
    ize890dbz 22 saat əvvəl

    Are you assuming I even sleep

  • Tiaam Du Nord
    Tiaam Du Nord 22 saat əvvəl

    I thought you were going to explain the game’s story. Oh well

  • xx ninjago fan xx
    xx ninjago fan xx 22 saat əvvəl

    Now we know how padme died

  • Bongo Fury
    Bongo Fury 22 saat əvvəl +1

    Thank you so much for adding 8bitryan in, its real nice dude

  • Dio Stachu
    Dio Stachu 22 saat əvvəl

    Why TF Matpat looks like Pewdiepie?

  • Coen Groves
    Coen Groves 22 saat əvvəl

    Gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer gamer

  • Alice Stolze
    Alice Stolze 22 saat əvvəl

    Me, watching this at 2:30 in the morning: Okay fine I'll go to bed!