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




  • Oh hey it's me at the far back, and Mark is caressing my face for some reason, what. <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="89">1:29</a>

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    • @Zenigundam Stop being toxic because no girls want you.

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    • @Aoife Coffey Ok.

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    • wooden_sword5055 haha yea

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  • Here's a sleep time story: So when I was younger I had to do a Science Fair. Being the idiot I was, I procrastonated. I can't remember what happened the first year, but the second year was a nightmare (pun intended). I've had some disturbing nightmares because of my anxiety as a kid, but that time I had stress, anxiety, depression, and never ending dread for months. Fun fact, my depression kept rising and it was only a few months until it peaked. I had nightmares every night. At first I would wake up scared, but my anxiety medicine helped a lot. The more nightmares I had, the more they wouldn't scare me. Some were absolutley terrafying, I remember describing one and my mom was horrified at the detail of them. After a month or two, I wasn't scared at all. Now a days I don't get many nightmares like I did, but I've become immune to my own nightmares.

    Just Me HereJust Me Hereپیش 17 دقیقه
  • I hope your not singing your son that intro song

    soupysoupyپیش 19 دقیقه
  • whers cory?

    Erwin RoineErwin Roineپیش 23 دقیقه
  • Just need to ask tweakers if you want to know how bad sleep deprivation is lol

    HansbaldHansbaldپیش 35 دقیقه
  • I made a video of it on my twitch but no one cares sadly,byt ive had it on my pc for almost 2 and a half years and i saw that it was updating ngl still hate that effin robot

    Comrade OrangeExplosionComrade OrangeExplosionپیش 38 دقیقه
  • Why does the intro actually sound like something from a horror movie

    Grim BrosGrim Brosپیش 44 دقیقه
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="354">5:54</a> thats sleep paralysis just sleep. go for it when you can't move close your eyes itl go away

    MarkasPlaysMarkasPlaysپیش 47 دقیقه
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="323">5:23</a> sounds immensely familiar.... where have I seen this before? Oh yeah, last night in my sleep paralysis

    Lucas Marin de PaulaLucas Marin de Paulaپیش 53 دقیقه
  • Go to sleep.. Gotta pee.. That's what i hear lol

    StephTeaBoyStephTeaBoyپیش 59 دقیقه
  • Me: (has a whole day to do nothing with) “it’s free real estate”

    Mainkechup 7221Mainkechup 7221پیش 59 دقیقه
  • Honestly, this probably would be disproven by many sources, though i think sleep is important because its like recharging a battery, or having a car have a tune up, forcing yourself stay awake keeps things running at the same level, going on and on, leaving more and more energy spent, so that you can run at the same level, but that can leave to problems, kind of like running a machine through rain without cleaning up rust, which can gum up things and cause things to break down

    Devin JohnsonDevin Johnsonپیش ساعت
  • I'm sure that best boi Jack has payed it

    Review RebelReview Rebelپیش ساعت
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="348">5:48</a> *surprise!* it was your dog

    GamingBearGamingBearپیش ساعت
  • I've managed to stay up for 4 days in a row. I had the paranoia the thinking there were shadow people. One night, I had a terrible panic attack because of it. I started breaking down because I saw a human face in my window. It was terrifying. My Heart rate didn't calm down for two weeks. The slightest emotion sped up my heart. That was 2 years ago though.

    Giorno GiovannaGiorno Giovannaپیش ساعت
  • when he showed tom nook: me: stop he will wait 15 years for you to pay him

    GamingBearGamingBearپیش ساعت
  • Me: It's just a game it's not real Mat: Oh yeah it's real My anxiety: *struts into the room and punches me in the face*

    MaggatrixMaggatrixپیش ساعت
  • People going self destuct at night?

    ImGRIMImGRIMپیش 2 ساعت
  • I saw the title and went; "Freddy Kruger?"

    Kay AnimatesKay Animatesپیش 2 ساعت
  • I am just listening to the nursery song in the being trying to sleep

    crusader playscrusader playsپیش 3 ساعت
  • Yep as someone who has had severe TBI even nearly a decade after the accident sleep is still a difficult thing to obtain.

    The RebelThe Rebelپیش 3 ساعت
  • Joke's on you, I'm gonna die before I'm 33!

    Rudinn Ray-angerRudinn Ray-angerپیش 4 ساعت
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="173">2:53</a> those are rookie numbers lmao I’m 198,000 in debt and that’s only the second upgrade

    death is upon you.death is upon you.پیش 4 ساعت
  • you mispronounced bangungut. there is no hard 'g' sound, its just the 'ng' sound.

    jomstuffjomstuffپیش 6 ساعت
  • Rat death theory’s should be a thing

    Fidel CastroFidel Castroپیش 6 ساعت
  • Ba-ngu-ngut Its an Asian word shared between a few asian languages. But in the Philippines bangungut has the same effect with 'pamahiin' or extensive superstition causes, our elderly says.

    Malicious GreyMalicious Greyپیش 6 ساعت
  • Bangungut means nightmare here in the philippines i didn't expect its also called nightmare death

    Brian Kenneth GazzinganBrian Kenneth Gazzinganپیش 7 ساعت
  • ... I’m Vietnamese

    Kevin NguyenKevin Nguyenپیش 7 ساعت
  • I Really Like That Intro Music😂

    No0B Player1410No0B Player1410پیش 7 ساعت
  • didn't crankgameplays play it?

    We still need No game no life season 2We still need No game no life season 2پیش 8 ساعت
  • I'm sorry to put this out but you put too much emphasis on the H in the word Hmong! No offense through because a lot of people get it wrong and I am Hmong so this nightmare death kinda scared me a little.

    ItsANoobyItsANoobyپیش 8 ساعت
  • Try to sleep? Nah bro, Extreme sleep paralysis

    cRYptic sADcRYptic sADپیش 8 ساعت
  • What about pewds

    Vaders CrackVaders Crackپیش 8 ساعت
  • I’m always fascinated by these types of things but it scares me sometimes because of my mum, she has insomnia but it’s not like she’s staying up for days on end but it just sometimes makes me worried

    E_ M.ME_ M.Mپیش 8 ساعت
  • 1987 you say???

    The PotatoGoat 0f panicThe PotatoGoat 0f panicپیش 11 ساعت
  • is this real

    Ben BenjaminssonBen Benjaminssonپیش 12 ساعت
    • Yes.

      shamar clarkeshamar clarkeپیش 10 ساعت
  • I really shouldn’t be watching this right before trying to fall asleep.

    YuYuKamiYuYuKamiپیش 12 ساعت
  • hey mat could you do theroys on dark deception please i love this game and i want to hear your thoughts (it has a dark like very dark story when you look into it)

    Kiralee KellyKiralee Kellyپیش 12 ساعت
  • Why did I have to watch this when I’m about to get some sleep.

    I like cheese Cake!!!!!I like cheese Cake!!!!!پیش 13 ساعت
  • I didn't need this at 2 AM

    Andrew RoyallAndrew Royallپیش 13 ساعت
  • In my opinion, sleep is important for us because it rests our body for a time. Without it, our body slowly rips apart which causes death. Take a TV or other appliances for an example. Over use them, they get damaged and gets destroyed.

    Gabriele BacsarpaGabriele Bacsarpaپیش 14 ساعت
    • I'm not sure about this if you ask why.

      Gabriele BacsarpaGabriele Bacsarpaپیش 14 ساعت
  • I’m not gonna sleep tonight

    minkaminkaپیش 15 ساعت
  • Yeah we need to experience being dead every day to recover our body and mind pretty cool 😎

    Devoid BucklerDevoid Bucklerپیش 15 ساعت
  • Uhmm I think you pronounced "Bangungut" wrong.. I'm Filipino so I know how to pronounce it... There is no G on the pronounciation of that word. It's suppose to be "ng".. Here's a link so you know what I mean.

    RedSeft PlayzRedSeft Playzپیش 16 ساعت
  • MatPat: Sweet Dreams! :) Me watching this video at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="342">5:42</a>am: o_o

    Fırat ÇiçekFırat Çiçekپیش 17 ساعت

    Phaz RPhaz Rپیش 18 ساعت
    • l😰l

      Phaz RPhaz Rپیش 18 ساعت
  • The robot sounds like Grian

    Bread BoyBread Boyپیش 19 ساعت
  • Here’s what I think I think the dr is using him as a lab rat to uncover the mystery behind nightmare deaths or whatever it’s called

    Xx_ Soul52 _xXXx_ Soul52 _xXپیش 19 ساعت
  • Theory the person in the beginning is a can of Diet Coke and matpat is coming

    Scorch 3124Scorch 3124پیش 19 ساعت
  • Man said Hmong wrong and I’m pointing it out cuz I can

    Xx_ Soul52 _xXXx_ Soul52 _xXپیش 19 ساعت
  • Yeah, Dr. Norberg is definitely up to something. What has FNAF taught us? When you start Night 1 and are presented with a recording, dont trust the person who made it.

    lost childlost childپیش 20 ساعت
  • The story about the survivor was probably sleep paralysis because he explained how he couldn't move plus you hallucinate in sleep paralysis

    Sebastian MunozSebastian Munozپیش 20 ساعت
  • What a beautiful lullaby

    ElBuenoDeEnzoElBuenoDeEnzoپیش 21 ساعت
  • Well, Good Video. And i am trully curious about the lore of this game.... Well, its better than FNAF (it seens)

    Vinie CastroVinie Castroپیش 21 ساعت
  • That singing in the beginning. Gotta say, I played it atlease 20 times 👌

    Hope MasonHope Masonپیش 22 ساعت
  • 0.20 - 0.26 *that's what she said.*

    PrincipalofPrinciplesPrincipalofPrinciplesپیش 22 ساعت
  • 8bitryan he is better and fusionzgamer

    PredatorX1 apexPredatorX1 apexپیش 22 ساعت
  • "FNAF 4" thats all i have to say

    Dylan SeayDylan Seayپیش 22 ساعت
  • This is so weird. For a while, I was going on 2 hours of sleep a day. I remember one night I smelled extremely strong coconuts. I have nothing in my room that could possibly smell like that and no one in my house was cooking

    MeeloMyloMeeloMyloپیش 23 ساعت
  • when he says hHuh mOng ;~; it’s okay the h is just silent

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  • Mmh.. i have sleep paralisis.. i see shadows at night awake.. even if i have not live any "dramatic trauma" i do have some.. passive ones... I have problem sleeping and idk why im actually kind of insecure of sleeping sometimes.. i dont want to sometimes. I just feel an undescriptible fear of falling asleep.. I quite have go through this since like I have 2 years old. I understand how serious this is now at my 21 because I didnt sleep like 2 days, and bad eating habits, bad sleep habits and mental/emotional issues dont go well together. I felt so bad that I had paranoia and obvious mood problems and I'm pretty sure I have some hallucinations just well barely remember that third day. So yeah.. sleep guys, don't stay awake. It's dangerous. I'm sure I have lost my memory (I can remember less things). I think I'm actually less intelligent or smart better say in my case. I used to be superfast reaction now.. I struggle a little. Sleeping is taking not seriously enough people. Love u all

    Satania McDowellSatania McDowellپیش روز
  • What if the doctor wants the protagonist to die cause the doctor was the one that caused the accident that ended up giving the character that your playing as, brain damage.

    Hypno TacoHypno Tacoپیش روز
  • That intro deserves a clap and three quarters.

    CainoCainoپیش روز
  • I mean who needs sleep?

    Laisse-moi tranquilleLaisse-moi tranquilleپیش روز
  • This intro was your best yet

    Ocean hybrid66Ocean hybrid66پیش روز
  • Developers: I have no idea how I should come up with an awesome twist Matpat: Hey that's a theory, a Game theory! Developers: Oh, Okay :)

    Sam LeeSam Leeپیش روز
  • Maybe the doctor caused the accident and maybe making sure david doesnt remember it. (Just my theory)

    ivycross warriorsivycross warriorsپیش روز
  • That’s kinda cool I didn’t know that he created Freddy Krueger based off the refugees

    ZipsZipsپیش روز
  • You gave me

    lilly plushlilly plushپیش روز
  • Sounds like a mad trip

    Millie CollinsMillie Collinsپیش روز
  • This game could probably yes connect with real life events but hearing the survivor story made me think of sleep paralysis, it’s were you are half awake and during this time you start to see shadows. I’ve hear many stories about a heavy force on top of them suffocating them, I have also read about those men that have died and even the paranormal explanation still leaves many things unanswered. This is the best explanation for me because the science explanation isn’t enough to go off of, the paranormal explanation does answer some things but I’m not sure you go off of paranormal things such as sleep paralysis.

    LillecynnaLillecynnaپیش روز
  • Thanks matpat. Its 1 AM and I don't want to sleep now.

    Keishin B237Keishin B237پیش روز
  • The survivor's case was just sleep paralysis

    Jackitudilinks GJackitudilinks Gپیش روز
  • That intro was scary

    Chaz WilkieChaz Wilkieپیش روز
  • Man I wish it was only 18000 bells

    Hunter LewisHunter Lewisپیش روز
  • I already saw the video about this in SHB.

    Moumita Roy GuptaMoumita Roy Guptaپیش روز
  • Everyone knows monsters can't attack you if you are under your covers, CHILDING 101

    Lil Potato PersonLil Potato Personپیش روز

    Crina VacarciucCrina Vacarciucپیش روز
  • Isnt this how everyoje falls asleep?

    Kad Mi Dosadno [ಠಗಠ]Kad Mi Dosadno [ಠಗಠ]پیش روز
  • Crap... I may have fatal insomnia... I almost have all of the symptoms.. I think i should sleep earlier.

    Mr.Pickle GuyMr.Pickle Guyپیش روز