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

  • ManlyBadassHero

    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>

    • Exu

      @Zenigundam k incel

    • Nobo_thegreat’s YouTube channel
      Nobo_thegreat’s YouTube channel

      ManlyBadassHero lel

    • holykaroline

      @Zenigundam Stop being toxic because no girls want you.

    • EliteTyzone

      @Aoife Coffey Ok.

    • Kill Me please
      Kill Me please

      wooden_sword5055 haha yea

  • lost child
    lost child

    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.

  • Sebastian Munoz
    Sebastian Munoz

    The story about the survivor was probably sleep paralysis because he explained how he couldn't move plus you hallucinate in sleep paralysis

  • ElBuenoDeEnzo

    What a beautiful lullaby

  • Vinie Castro
    Vinie Castro

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

  • Hope Mason
    Hope Mason

    That singing in the beginning. Gotta say, I played it atlease 20 times 👌

  • PrincipalofPrinciples

    0.20 - 0.26 *that's what she said.*

  • PredatorX1 apex
    PredatorX1 apex

    8bitryan he is better and fusionzgamer

  • Dylan Seay
    Dylan Seay

    "FNAF 4" thats all i have to say

  • MeeloMylo

    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

  • dummymadeline

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

  • Satania McDowell
    Satania McDowell

    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

  • Hypno Taco
    Hypno Taco

    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.

  • Caino

    That intro deserves a clap and three quarters.

  • Laisse-moi tranquille
    Laisse-moi tranquille

    I mean who needs sleep?

  • Ocean hybrid66
    Ocean hybrid66

    This intro was your best yet

  • Sam Lee
    Sam Lee

    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 :)

  • ivycross warriors
    ivycross warriors

    Maybe the doctor caused the accident and maybe making sure david doesnt remember it. (Just my theory)

  • Zips

    That’s kinda cool I didn’t know that he created Freddy Krueger based off the refugees

  • lilly plush
    lilly plush

    You gave me

  • Millie Collins
    Millie Collins

    Sounds like a mad trip

  • Lillecynna

    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.

  • Keishin B237
    Keishin B237

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

  • Jackitudilinks G
    Jackitudilinks G

    The survivor's case was just sleep paralysis

  • Chaz Wilkie
    Chaz Wilkie

    That intro was scary

  • Hunter Lewis
    Hunter Lewis

    Man I wish it was only 18000 bells

  • Moumita Roy Gupta
    Moumita Roy Gupta

    I already saw the video about this in SHB.

  • Lil Potato Person
    Lil Potato Person

    Everyone knows monsters can't attack you if you are under your covers, CHILDING 101

  • Crina Vacarciuc
    Crina Vacarciuc


  • Kad Mi Dosadno [ಠಗಠ]
    Kad Mi Dosadno [ಠಗಠ]

    Isnt this how everyoje falls asleep?

  • Mr.Pickle Guy
    Mr.Pickle Guy

    Crap... I may have fatal insomnia... I almost have all of the symptoms.. I think i should sleep earlier.

  • Joeby Whler
    Joeby Whler

    Real madlads are also watching this in bed with the lights off

  • Nola Lookenbill
    Nola Lookenbill

    My hypotheses for the Nightmare Death: a) cardiac arrest b) demons stealing souls in the night

  • DanK_BeasT bOI
    DanK_BeasT bOI

    The final story is just really bad sleep paralysis there is a documentary on it on Netflix called Nightmare

  • Simon K.
    Simon K.

    Bang-ungut would be in german: beeing scared, anxious,... is not good

  • Tara

    Okay but ... they just killed a bunch of rats because they wanted to make them stay awake. I'm actually mad.

  • TheNeonGuy YT
    TheNeonGuy YT

    I have been getting reaccuring nightmares everynight

  • 봉박디대니

    Caught my attention when you mentioned Laos 😍😍❤️ I’m Lao ☺️☺️✌️

  • archie paul Paungan
    archie paul Paungan

    Who else literally had their heart DYING at the intro?

  • n0thing2name mys3lf
    n0thing2name mys3lf

    Ok so I'm pretty sure John is sleeping in the nether


    OH its ok m8 i did not need to sleep anyway

  • Qi

    Is that John or Guys at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="92">1:32</a> ? I'm confused

  • Kody Shmody
    Kody Shmody

    Let’s take a gander at a mat pat video before be- .......oh ok....... not ever going to be able to fall asleep again thanks mat

  • Giorno Giovana
    Giorno Giovana

    70% of comments are like: Person: Thing: 30% of comments is just normal comments

    • Giorno Giovana
      Giorno Giovana

      Cmon you dont have to make stupid jokes in the comments for like tho

  • Ace Medios
    Ace Medios

    I think it’s ‘bangungot’. That’s what we call ‘nightmares’ here in the Philippines.

  • jeremias lopez
    jeremias lopez

    Pretty scary dude, pretty scary

  • Terminator Playz
    Terminator Playz

    Tom Nook is coming!

  • Penitence

    Hey a shoutout for John Wolfe, kind of, love that guy's videos.

  • ChillingShadow

    But why do I feel pain in my dreams? I mostly get only nightmares and it’s usually torture or murder :/ Like how does that work?? 0-0

  • Riwaz Pantha
    Riwaz Pantha

    I once died in my dreams

  • Kali Kowwie
    Kali Kowwie

    He's already inside? Oh god, Tony the Tiger get awAy.

  • North star
    North star

    The second one happened to me

  • North star
    North star

    I'm a male so... fearfully laughter

  • North star
    North star


  • Clara B
    Clara B

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="173">2:53</a> 18,000 bells is child’s play at this point. Talk to me at the 1,000,000 bell mark

  • No1wierdguy

    Isn’t the second story just sleep paralysis

  • N̶o̶t̶ ̶M̶i̶d̶o̶r̶i̶y̶a̶
    N̶o̶t̶ ̶M̶i̶d̶o̶r̶i̶y̶a̶

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="120">2:00</a> Anyone else think the dude sounds like Grian here?

  • Wilson The Wolf
    Wilson The Wolf

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="633">10:33</a> the man behind the slaughter

  • ohmygodohmygodohmygod

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="238">3:58</a> that's not... how you pronounce bangungut/bangungot

  • John Logan
    John Logan

    I bet the victim knows something about the doctor guy and that is why he doesn’t want him to remember anything

  • Alex Manu
    Alex Manu

    After scaring the heck out of us we get that its just a theory

  • Noah Hascall
    Noah Hascall

    You really have to question what is even real in the game’s story since you’re supposed to be having hallucinations. That means that the dreams might not be all that real, and I’m sure that the smiley robot box isn’t real

  • Cameron Hill
    Cameron Hill

    I think it is simply a night terror.

  • Kevin Vang
    Kevin Vang

    OMG I'm hmong and never knew anything about this. I guess it's because I was born in this country but when I think of my parents and my other family members who are refugees, I'm scared...

  • En p12 spelar
    En p12 spelar

    Nice! Was watching this midnight and where trying to sleep after i watched... Fun!

  • MackenzieRae Gaming
    MackenzieRae Gaming

    did u ever finish the petscop theory vids? cause i miss that series of theories

  • Archane_Cosplay

    It's funny I actually watched Jack play this before watching this video cuz it was in my recommended

  • Peridot Facet-9R3S Cut-6XG
    Peridot Facet-9R3S Cut-6XG

    I kinda feel scared cause I get so immersed in my dreams that I can feel in my dreams I can feel what Im touching

  • Adam Hall
    Adam Hall

    Is it just me, or does Dr. Rick sound like Grian?

    • Marley Burrow
      Marley Burrow

      GRIAN FANS also idk I’m not at that part yet..

  • Marley Burrow
    Marley Burrow

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="210">3:30</a> I thought sans was gaster not ness :)

  • LJGaming

    Yeah, I definitely get some Russian Sleep Experiment vibes from this game

  • LNX Gaming
    LNX Gaming

    Day 34: Still trying to run away from my debt to tom nook, don't know what to do..

  • Nadeem Makarem
    Nadeem Makarem

    The Title Of The Game: “Try To Fall Asleep” The Title Of Another Game: “Close Your Eyes” The Title Of ANOTHER Game: “FNAF 4” Me: WHY ARE THERE SO MANY DREAM-BASED GAMES?! *another one comes out* Me: AAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Anabela Vegetable
    Anabela Vegetable

    This is the true Netflix binge watching series I can just see it Logges into Netflix,Series you might like Game theory Me:Dad!,Strap me to the bed and bring me food,I’m not going to sleep anytime soon!

  • Dynamite Dog
    Dynamite Dog

    Jack listened

  • Lexx Belvedere
    Lexx Belvedere

    Hey GT crew, thank you for everything! Will you do a video on the puppet combo universe?

  • Adam Hassid
    Adam Hassid

    Or it's a murderer. You have people who were attacked so it isn't that weird

  • Jelle Joustra
    Jelle Joustra

    Wow adding reverb, very scary.


    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="610">10:10</a> is soo true I tried to stay up that long and it was scary

  • jeremiah cyrus barut
    jeremiah cyrus barut

    Why does A.B sound like grian

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