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

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    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. Thebeastnine 4

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    Zenigundam you at not a alpha you are a gamma

  3. Drake the fox

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    Mark does that to jack to I’m surprised jack didn’t get jealous

  4. Chauncey Buela

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    Zenigundam You sound like someone who still gets breastfed

  5. alex dias

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    They died by brain damage for not sleeping

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  7. NitroGamer Br

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    The brain needs time to rest for the conscious functions to work well , if it dose not rest it will need to shut down by dying or just blacking out

  8. Nukular fuzion

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    Fuzion z gamer

  9. Jean Maverick Lopez

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    Getting the idea that the doctor uses his own methodology of "curing" the protagonist, this gives me the idea that the doctor himself might be one of the culprits that gave the protagonist trauma, and uses his "trusty" assistant to help him suffer more until he dies of sleep deprivation. Just a theoretical idea i had after watching this video where before the end the doctor only recommends the player to sleep in order to recover

  10. Your worst nightmare

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    He's my sleep paralysis demon

  11. agility 004

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    I might need help because in the last few days i have a nightmares of my bad memories

  12. Arty Ocelot

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    This seems scary- time to wait to watch it at 12am Edit- Finally watching this. Why me.

  13. Subash Rathnayaka

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    I feel like I have this condition.

  14. Rhino Smiff

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    That intro sounds like a rapist...

  15. Ava Carney

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    The nightmare death reminds me of the game Katherine/Catherine

  16. XxJTplayzxX M

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    Is it just me or does the robot on the side of the bed sound like the Minecraft youtuber grain

  17. Aldrich Alejandrino

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    He said ban gu ngut hahah, its pronounced ba ngu ngut. Just sayin. No hate.

  18. Starrie Gacha

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    Ha your the game can’t make me fear sleep I just drank 2 cups of coffe

  19. lasergun hp

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    Stop it with the edgy intros pls

  20. OHG Fawx

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    Oh hey, shutting your eyes and still seeing the shadowy figures in the darkness, that thing that happens to me in real life. Yes, it is very smart to put that in a horror game.

  21. Skyler Kaeser

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    It's crazy how real this stuff is. I've always delt woth insomnia, panic attacks, and anxiety. At one point in my later teens I decided to try and see how long I could stay awake. I went 7 days. Day 3 I started seeing glimpses of this monkey watching me from a far. He never came super close but he was always there. Then day 4 I went to a rock show to help stay awake and the music sounded distorted to me and it almost seemed like there were whispers under the tone of the music and they made me feel really off. Day 5 I was atba friends and they fell asleep and I laid there in the dark and it sounded like things were constantly tip toeing around me and though I couldn't see I felt that many things were watching me and stalking around me. Day 6 was really odd. A lot of things in my vision tunneled as if it was far away and I had an overwhelming feeling that I was constantly lost despite knowing where I was. Day 7 really sucked as everything from the previous days culminated and the panic was so intense and I heard what sounded like armies marching constantly and that monkey was always atleast 5 feet away hiding but watching, sounds were warped, things didn't appear as they should, and my mind really didn't know what was and wasn't real at times. Truly trippy and terrifying. I don't reccomend it and I would never do that experiment again. I didn't feel right for weeks afterwards.

  22. King Alison

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    Bangungot that's a Tagalog word term as nightmare

  23. Aioki Aquino

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    Bangungut is nightmare in our tagalog language

  24. Death angel

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    I'm watching this at night like now

  25. Pixie Dust

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    Probably shouldn’t watch this at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="280">4:40</a> in the morning but ah well. It’ll be fun right?

  26. Lady Justice

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    A.B. sounds just like Grian

  27. Ricky Moore

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    You managed to make both scared of sleeping and scared of not sleeping. Thanks.

  28. retarded commenter

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    When he said perth I was surprised. Like I’ve never heard an american say my citys name and like just thinking “I’ve been to that building” is so weird

  29. Nathan Cabiles

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    what about that guy that doesn’t need sleep and like he said i feel like a flower that isn’t watered or something? I dunno.

  30. Lazy Girl101

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    Jeez. I never knew us Hmong people would be so discriminated against. <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="247">4:07</a>

  31. M P

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    I think the Dr. works for or with the company your character worked at. Just telling you to get some rest without treating you medically might lead to your death. Which would mean whatever happened resulting in your injuries, might remain unknown.

  32. Rosita Lerit

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    I scared because of u

  33. Colin Rowe

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    My nightmares: drowning and monsters. Matpats nightmares: Sans is Ness

  34. queen jerboa chicken

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    Is is bad that I'm watching this at almost <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="720">12:00</a>pm

  35. Margaret Flis

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    Thanks for scaring me for the whole entire video firstI was afraid I was going to get the flu second I was afraid that I had coronavirus and now you’ve made me afraid of all the symptoms you’ve just said in this video. Please comfort me

  36. Nathan Cabiles

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    I already had a nightmare yesterday and trust me it was well terrifying as is i dont want another lol

  37. Manuel Legarde

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    I hate sleeping... This happened to me every night but I survive every night... It was so hard, harder than living life everyday...

  38. Robbie Shock

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    Watching this from a the lights out people will be knocking and freaking me out


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    "he's already inside" it's prolly better if you say "he's in your mind".

  40. Echo Solaris

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    "Sleep" Me at 1am: *GoNnA tAkE mY hOrSe To ThE-*

  41. Crey

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    I've tried 7days without sleep (way back when I am a 2nd year college student) Well it's not fun experience.

  42. Kid Maskell2

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    Maybe your nightmares are so scary that you have a heart attack.

  43. Chiang Edison 江鴻霆

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    I bet that the whole thing is an experiment...

  44. mjl0905

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    Wasn't there a Russian experiment about not sleeping and ended with the 3 men dying i dont remember the details

  45. Korean Prodigy

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    Me: *in bed watching a video* NO-gos's Recommendation System: Game Theory Don't Fall Asleep Me: *clicks on video* Me: *watches full video* Me: alright imma watch another

  46. Weekid gachatuber

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    Aside from the visuals at the start and the lyrics Mat’s voice would be great for falling asleep. He’s gonna be a great father

  47. GOLDEN profile

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    There is a bed in minecraft that kills you...

  48. Dominic Valdez

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    So where’s the animal crossing theory ??

  49. Thomas Schutte

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    Y am I watching this at 4am in the night?

  50. haisha

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    me, a hmong male: oh no...

  51. Zancain

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    Yo Bangungut is a Filipino word meaning "nightmare".

  52. Stay Connected!

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    I’m a Filipino... and I know what BANGUNGUT is... yah it is right that it means nightmare , matpat just butchered the pronunciation a little... no hate just sayin


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    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="225">3:45</a> It had to be 1987

  54. Gaven Kurt Gamboa

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    In Philippines bangungut means nightmare.

  55. sol woodley

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    He looks like borna coric now lol

  56. Harry Hein

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    Sleep Paralysis buddy=/ you are a lucky victim !

  57. Crazybloo3

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    Sleep paralysis is super common among hmong people. a lot of my cousins have experienced it. a lot of them sleep walk too.

  58. Mullyboats

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    Thanks for depriving me of ny sleep it is now <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="201">3:21</a> in the morning helllpp

  59. OOF Master

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    So they were Freddy Krugered?

  60. Noah Shirai

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    huh. google translate didn’t do so bad for your hoodies

  61. Rannie and Eubelle - Rn'E

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    @Game Theory - Its pronounced 'Ba - Ngû - Ngôt'

  62. Arnau Ferrer

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    Watching this at 4am

  63. Jelly Fruit

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    Bangungut is a filipino word which translate to nightmares in filipino superstions bangungut can be cause by sleeping with anger or sleeping with a really full stomach and also in our tradition there is a monster that strangulates you to make you have bangungut... Like so matpat can see

  64. Jonathan Greene

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    Welp... I'm not sleeping tonight

  65. Drake the fox

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    I actually have acute psychosis and it is not fun trust me

  66. Chromosite

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    Wait.. This nightmare death is real???? 😨

  67. xshawnlan 123

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    it make me feel like that I am gonna get that tonight

  68. Day counter

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    There was a man that didn't sleep for 45 years

  69. Day counter

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    Probably should still sleep though

  70. Colten Tucker

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    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="4">00:04</a> Did he say "gotta pee"?

  71. Chromosite

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    Im going to learn the intro

  72. atticus black

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    so this nightmare death could be the origin for the rumor that if you die in your dream or nightmare then you die in real life.

  73. Andrew Dote

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    Death by Nightmare Me: Catherine! They be cheaters!

  74. lieutenantlogan

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    Have you heard of the Russian Sleep Experiment Matpat?

  75. Angel Dragon

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    I was screaming when i looked at the doctor creepy smile <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="901">15:01</a>

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  77. The Boopy

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    Paralysis Demon: The Game.

  78. Uno Reverse

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    Gamers don’t sleep

  79. Random_boi_500

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    Dude as an insomniac I’ve experienced hallucinations and had at one point gone at least 5 or 6 days (my memory starts to get foggy) This is just terrifying and it sure seems possible given how you feel like you’re going insane and nothing works like it should or looks like it should Idk it’s one of those things I have personal experience with and I thought it might be something worth sharing

  80. orange pomelo

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    Looks like 8 bit ryan is here bois

  81. ImJustAShadow

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    Why does this sound like the game red door yellow door? The mind ritual game that unlocks stuff and you start to see people and the people are bad? And you are trying not to sleep or else you can get in a coma, seizurr, etc.

  82. twitches in fear

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    Im a Schizophrenic

  83. Liliane Vieira

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    I don't know why but now I wanna see the shadow people

  84. GrayCode66

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    It. 6am and I didn't slept yet ,😳😳😳

  85. Roach Boi

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    Did simply sarc voice the narrator in the game??

  86. Liliane Vieira

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    Oh hey I'll go to sleep aaaaand I'm dead