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


  1. ManlyBadassHero

    ManlyBadassHero7 kun oldin

    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>

  2. Angenimatic Bits

    Angenimatic Bits42 daqiqa oldin

    @Zenigundam You haven't got any sleep yet? It's better you do. This hallucinations of you being strong is weirding me out

  3. Dr. Dooper

    Dr. DooperSoat oldin

    Zenigundam listen bro chill

  4. Dr. Dooper

    Dr. DooperSoat oldin

    I’m mad Pewdiepie isn’t there. Also I luv ur vids!

  5. Buttery Toaast

    Buttery Toaast5 soat oldin

    This is so sad can we hit mark


    HUNTER DISCIASCIO6 soat oldin

    at least youre there

  7. botanbutton

    botanbutton11 daqiqa oldin

    Yay, I'm glad the hoodie is correct!

  8. ShauntSerelu

    ShauntSerelu16 daqiqa oldin

    Hey guess who's watching this right before bedtime that's it it's me: your local insomniac with anxiety and paranoia problems I hate myself

  9. C Arson x 2008

    C Arson x 200822 daqiqa oldin

    Can you play happy music

  10. Angenimatic Bits

    Angenimatic Bits41 daqiqa oldin

    Matpat: Bayng-ngu-ngut Filipinos: Who called us?

  11. skizz games

    skizz games44 daqiqa oldin

    Good thing I'm an insomniac

  12. Dr. Dooper

    Dr. DooperSoat oldin

    @TheGameTheorists respond to this if you want a VR version of this game lmao

  13. Jenna Nicole

    Jenna NicoleSoat oldin

    Why did I decide to watch this right before I’m about to go to bed :/

  14. Dante Reynolds

    Dante ReynoldsSoat oldin

    Thats why the US has so many caronavirus cases and deaths what they did in the past has come back to haunt them Edit:What Pat says is true i have exp lose of memory, seeing shandow,hearing things, and it is getting harder to sleep as well

  15. sdiri aziz

    sdiri azizSoat oldin

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="669">11:09</a> well there is a rare disorder called fatal insomnia It results in death within a few months to a few years edit : oh he talked about it

  16. Michael Reis

    Michael ReisSoat oldin

    Wasnt this a house md episode???

  17. Duncan Hammond

    Duncan HammondSoat oldin

    Jacob's Ladder. Game grumps was talking about this movie and it sounds a lot like the lore you address in this video.

  18. DocMuffin 3513

    DocMuffin 35132 soat oldin

    I’m going to play that into every time I’m want to sleep <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1">0:01</a>

  19. Random Kid

    Random Kid2 soat oldin

    I hate it when people sleep with their jeans I can't even wear jean for 5 min. do anyone sleep with their jean? sorry I just hate jeans

  20. Drifter

    Drifter2 soat oldin

    I thought like no one knew about superhorrorbro except me lol

  21. James Ner

    James Ner2 soat oldin

    Bangungut means nightmare

  22. Rica Marsh

    Rica Marsh2 soat oldin

    I'm getting Nightmare on Elm Street vibes

  23. Jordan Kelly

    Jordan Kelly2 soat oldin

    Anyone else realise that jack septic eye literally played this game after he recommended this

  24. Chris Greg

    Chris Greg2 soat oldin


  25. 1000 subscribers Without a video challenge

    1000 subscribers Without a video challenge3 soat oldin

    You know what this isn’t going to be the last thing I watch before I sleep 😂

  26. Galactic Monkey

    Galactic Monkey3 soat oldin

    Just as I'm in bed

  27. Aleen Her

    Aleen Her3 soat oldin

    Me: *watching and listening then looks away for a while* *Matpat talking about Hmong refugees* Me: *quickly turn back and looks at my phone* Did he just say Hmong? ' ㄱ' (Also yes I am Hmong :3)

  28. Morgan Smith

    Morgan Smith3 soat oldin

    I normally sleep for 16 hours...

  29. RossMurrayFam

    RossMurrayFam3 soat oldin

    A very scary great video bro keep em coming!!

  30. Nodwan Lindon

    Nodwan Lindon5 soat oldin

    matpat; play this game jacksepticeye; ok mathes pates

  31. Pencil Shavings

    Pencil Shavings5 soat oldin

    1987? Hm, sound familiar.

  32. Void Phaser

    Void Phaser5 soat oldin

    Me: time for a good nights sleep! My sleep paralysis demon lining up his torture weapons Tom Nook waiting to jump out of my switch to tell me that I owe him 1000000 bells

  33. Foxy The pirate

    Foxy The pirate5 soat oldin

    I’m watching in bed 😱😱😱

  34. CursedCode

    CursedCode5 soat oldin

    as a filipino, wtf xD

  35. Legendary Leo

    Legendary Leo5 soat oldin

    I Watched The Intro At Mid Night... Wasent So Good Of An Idea... Also Had The Lights Off...

  36. Yehudiel

    Yehudiel6 soat oldin

    One cousin of mine died from a "bangungut" tho. His twin was beside him and was awoken because he was screaming in his sleep, tried to wake him up by slapping him and he kept screaming and won't wake up, eventually he stopped, was taken to the hospital and was dead on arrival. Twin bro died 3 years later due to suicide/depression. I was 5 at the time when the 1st died, so all i heard was hush stories from my parents.

  37. twan winstrong

    twan winstrong6 soat oldin

    Go to sleep!

  38. Bott Yuup

    Bott Yuup6 soat oldin

    Bro I've played undead nightmare, this wait... John... Dreams.... Marston!

  39. Jargal Bathishig

    Jargal Bathishig6 soat oldin

    sleep paralysis ?

  40. Gage Burge

    Gage Burge6 soat oldin

    Does a.b sound like grian to u?

  41. Aaron Little

    Aaron Little6 soat oldin

    MatPat: We need more non FNAF related content Everyone: excuses, excuses

  42. Joseph Matthews

    Joseph Matthews6 soat oldin

    Just watched this now going to bed... Great... thanks

  43. Anti.

    Anti.6 soat oldin

    I guess i'm really sleep deprived cause i do experience the moving walls, fake animals/bugs, and shadow people (only at night) rather often. It's not that i'm not sleeping, which does make these effects more potent and annoying and even adds the auditory hallucinations in for extra flavor, i just don't sleep enough. I'm aware of my bad habit of forcing myself to stay awake for reasons unknown (sometimes reasons known but still not valid) but I don't exactly do anything about it, even tho my parents and doctors and everyone i know say to actually try fixing it. I guess since i can still function day to day normally, it's not a big deal to me


    HUNTER DISCIASCIO6 soat oldin

    matpat: talks about an early access game the game creators: WRITE THAT DOWN

  45. nidersan yogarajah

    nidersan yogarajah6 soat oldin

    Sean just made a video cz you called him out. He also called YOU out.

  46. trace greener

    trace greener7 soat oldin

    just want to say if you die in a dream your heart in real life will stop for a split second

  47. Serendipity Films

    Serendipity Films7 soat oldin

    Maybe watching this was a bad idea but meh. It's a cool theory

  48. Original Username

    Original Username7 soat oldin

    Jacks played the game. Mission accomplished...

  49. Venom Carnage

    Venom Carnage7 soat oldin

    Shadow man:you want to play animal crossing John:nah I’m good just want some sleep Shadow man*puts gun to John’s head* John:you now what who needs sleep let’s play some animal crossing

  50. McBehrer

    McBehrer7 soat oldin

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="700">11:40</a> Am I the only one who finds it really annoying how that red circle is animated? Why does it start being drawn THERE ?

  51. McBehrer

    McBehrer7 soat oldin

    Oh boy, sleep deprivation! My specialty! I'm ALWAYS sleep deprived, as though I've been awake for 48-72 hours. I am just incapable of getting restful sleep.

  52. McBehrer

    McBehrer7 soat oldin

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="225">3:45</a> *IS THAT THE BITE OF '87?!*

  53. Vast 64

    Vast 647 soat oldin

    This channel is not named game theory anymore so therefore im unsubscribing

  54. :D Middlestick

    :D Middlestick8 soat oldin

    "Why are you screaming? I haven't even cut you yet. "

  55. Im a mean_person 666

    Im a mean_person 6668 soat oldin

    So basically...I’m gonna have trouble sleeping tonight..

  56. Bianca IDA

    Bianca IDA8 soat oldin

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="171">2:51</a> If only Tom Nook was in this game. THAT, my friends, would be a scary game. XD

  57. Granny Fuck Face

    Granny Fuck Face8 soat oldin

    I just woke up from a nightmare to this

  58. Stormi moo

    Stormi moo8 soat oldin

    This is literally every insomnia's nightmare.

  59. Tiffani Mitchell

    Tiffani Mitchell8 soat oldin

    Video: *talks about spooky sleep stuff* Me after a good meal: 😴 hello demons

  60. Skii C

    Skii C8 soat oldin

    MatPat: it’s not hard is it to fall asleep. **insert screaming montages here**

  61. Nikilangilo plays

    Nikilangilo plays8 soat oldin

    I need to watch a couple episodes of avatar the last airbender after this becuase i need to get rid of all of this info

  62. Imessedup

    Imessedup9 soat oldin

    bro why does A.B sound like Grian??

  63. HyperG122

    HyperG1229 soat oldin

    you did it. Jacks playing the game

  64. Angela Ly

    Angela Ly9 soat oldin

    Man: dies in sleep *CATHERINE FULL BODY INTRO*

  65. Xarious1996

    Xarious19969 soat oldin

    Thanks, I didn’t want to sleep anyways.

  66. Tal Tbone

    Tal Tbone9 soat oldin

    a nightmare on game street

  67. SHSL Despair

    SHSL Despair9 soat oldin

    Jacksepticeye uploaded the playthrough today. You did good Matt

  68. gamming were wolf

    gamming were wolf9 soat oldin

    I don't fell good I'm seeing this at 12 am

  69. amendoca himself

    amendoca himself10 soat oldin

    Explanation to how bangungut works: Death 13

  70. Zach Cross

    Zach Cross10 soat oldin

    1987??? You can’t run from fnaf lore. I know I’m late but still.

  71. Greenranger1200

    Greenranger120010 soat oldin

    I came back just to say that jacksepticeye has played because of you Matthis Patrew

  72. Collin Burkhart

    Collin Burkhart10 soat oldin

    Are we gonna see an animal crossing theory soon, or was that just a coincidence?

  73. Immortal Koopah

    Immortal Koopah10 soat oldin

    I mean Jack legit just posted a video about this game 2 hours ago so I think he's also trying to keep tabs on it

  74. Spirit Hunter

    Spirit Hunter10 soat oldin

    Matpat: *creepy lullaby intro* Me: Haha.... i didn't need sleep anyway

  75. toxic gacha plays

    toxic gacha plays10 soat oldin

    Jacksepticeyes done it

  76. Suha swaaag gg

    Suha swaaag gg11 soat oldin

    The thing that comes to you at night that doesn’t make you move speak and hardly breathe are called in Arabic Aljathome

  77. Poppet Pebbles

    Poppet Pebbles11 soat oldin

    MatPat: “Get on it Jacksepticeye!” Jack: **Gets on it** _Everyone liked that_

  78. awn rehani

    awn rehani11 soat oldin

    Oh no, Olly is gonna have nightmares after pat singing him this go to sleep

  79. Jay Doyen

    Jay Doyen11 soat oldin

    Man real life is more scary than any game

  80. Düellocu Aga

    Düellocu Aga11 soat oldin

    Youre supposed to try to move your toes to wake up when that creature comes for you.

  81. Ana Misa - Quigley

    Ana Misa - Quigley11 soat oldin

    This is why you need memes before sleep So u don't usually get nightmares

  82. Hiden mist murder

    Hiden mist murder11 soat oldin

    Jack did it yessss he issss making a video on itttt

  83. Master Sushi

    Master Sushi11 soat oldin

    Wow! Mat is good at finding information about sleeping.


    HUNTER DISCIASCIO11 soat oldin

    it sounds like a robot love story: *a boy and his coffee maker*

  85. ItsOsi

    ItsOsi11 soat oldin

    It bothered me when mat sang the Lullaby in the wrong key