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
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Kommentteja • 80

  • ManlyBadassHero
    ManlyBadassHero 4 päivää sitten +7185

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

  • Oscar Perez
    Oscar Perez 7 tuntia sitten

    I love dark humor

  • Jennifer Hernandz
    Jennifer Hernandz 7 tuntia sitten

    It’s pronounced mong

  • kryptic_129 YT
    kryptic_129 YT 7 tuntia sitten

    So basically the podcast called, “Edge of Sleep” if it were real

  • EbicGamer123
    EbicGamer123 7 tuntia sitten

    hey Mat-Pat... ummm... is there any way around that ‘fatal insomnia’ thing? ... I’m gonna look into it, but I’m matching the symptoms you’ve listed in your video...

  • LifeGoddessTaimat
    LifeGoddessTaimat 7 tuntia sitten

    Fun fact: Those deaths inspired Nightmare on Elm Street. ... Ah. You knew.

  • Ryan Medd
    Ryan Medd 7 tuntia sitten

    My grandmother had hallucinations of chihuahuas running out from under her bed due to sleep deprivation.

  • T-POSE
    T-POSE 7 tuntia sitten

    Ight imma stop sleeping

  • Henli Strider
    Henli Strider 7 tuntia sitten

    I absolutely hate the thumbnail for this video but it's a well done theory.

  • Anonymous360 YT
    Anonymous360 YT 7 tuntia sitten

    That little song at the start had me *shivering*

  • ALI Reyadh
    ALI Reyadh 7 tuntia sitten

    I had the same thing one day I tried to sleep then I saw an image in the shape of my grandmother near my bed room door she asked me. What are you doing?
    I said:I am trying to sleep.
    I blinked and she was next to me she touched my chest and said:
    You don't have a heart.
    I waked up it was 2:30 am and my heart was racing like it was trying to wake me up my brother was awake in his bed and didn't talk to me so I was just sleeping like normal. I had some scary nightmare before stuff chasing me someone attack me or even my house was hunted but that nightmare was something else.

  • WolfSpiritDemon
    WolfSpiritDemon 7 tuntia sitten

    1:46 Grian?!

  • Kai Zhang
    Kai Zhang 7 tuntia sitten +1

    This sounds like sleep paralysis

  • Fuer
    Fuer 7 tuntia sitten

    So basically if you sleep you are able to die but if you don't sleep you.. also... die?....

  • Cheese Toastie
    Cheese Toastie 7 tuntia sitten

    I just want to know how garra isn't fucked out of his mind :P

  • Mon Bautista
    Mon Bautista 7 tuntia sitten

    i think i have experienced seeing pulsating walls when I thought I was awake. Also with sound hallucinations? I had several instances that I hear people whispering loudly, not exactly shouting, almost like watching an asmr vud in full volume, but they speak to me. Unless I'm familiar with a face that I know in real life, I either remember seeing blank faces, or not really remember anyone from that dream at all. Strange enough, I usually get this dreams of loud whispering people when I have a flu. And, is it weird when I always remember and hear the phrase "see you soon" on every instance I dream the same thing, but different scenarios?
    Well.... time to sleep.

  • River Insanity
    River Insanity 7 tuntia sitten

    Back in 2012 I had a lot of trouble with sleep deprivation (I will not speak about the specific reasons tho) and the longest I have stayed awake was almost 9 days before I just passed out from exhaustion.
    And I can absolutely confirm those side effects.
    I distinctly remember walking through my hometown and being profoundly convinced everyone who bullied me in school was stalking me and calling me names. I could hear them no matter what I did, no matter where I went to and I would always see vague schemes of what I assumed to be them in my peripheral field of vision. But as soon as I turned around they were gone.
    Before that I was extremely aggressive towards some of my closest friends and apparently threatened to harm them (I myself can't remember that at all).
    I was paranoid and scared shitless. It took months for me to recover from that time.

  • Quyết Thắng Bùi
    Quyết Thắng Bùi 7 tuntia sitten

    Why did I watch this at night

  • ALJJ Ink.
    ALJJ Ink. 7 tuntia sitten

    Me: *a grown adult*
    Also me: *snickering* "He's coming in your dreams."

  • SomeOneElse10
    SomeOneElse10 7 tuntia sitten

    *OK now i can't sleep*

  • Emilis 417
    Emilis 417 7 tuntia sitten

    Now thats why my bed doesnt face the window

  • Peoples Republic of Memeland OFFICIAL

    Solution: Pull the covers over your head. Done.

  • Fancy Pants
    Fancy Pants 7 tuntia sitten

    Trying to get some merch! My mum is ok with it I think...

  • Ethan Perales
    Ethan Perales 7 tuntia sitten

    I don't know about you, but at 13:28 , that profile image of a doctor looks suspiciously close to Chubbyemu...

  • Mon Bautista
    Mon Bautista 7 tuntia sitten

    Bangungut? maybe it's like "Bangungot" in Filipino, which is "Nightmare" in English, not exactly "Nightmare Death". But, when we use it in narrations, it sounds scary to experience at all, especially in some places in the Philippines that are said to be "enchanted".

  • DanF
    DanF 7 tuntia sitten

    Isnt sleep suppoed to clear up the CSF in ur brain?

  • Djdaniel M
    Djdaniel M 7 tuntia sitten

    thanks for the help with my psychology presentation I'm working on

  • Noah
    Noah 7 tuntia sitten


  • SA
    SA 7 tuntia sitten

    OMG this happens to me sometimes, it happens when I "wake up" after having a bad dream. I could hardly breathe and I couldn't talk. My eyes would try to force themselves closed but I always fought to keep them open until I can breathe again and it passed. I always wondered what would happen if I just let my eyes close. Maybe I will just fall back asleep, but now I'm too scared to try.

  • Sir Charles Dinosaurison the second jr

    What about the Russian sleep experiments?

  • tulipz
    tulipz 7 tuntia sitten

    2:53 tom nook is a dirty capitalist

  • Fancy Pants
    Fancy Pants 7 tuntia sitten

    I try to do that every night!
    Doesn’t work very well though, I’m too bust watching you’re videos

  • Plasma Gamer
    Plasma Gamer 7 tuntia sitten

    Did anyone else hear Grian speaking as the robot?

    CHAZZR GAZZR 7 tuntia sitten

    You got me excited using dbd killers in the intro.

  • gingergreninja 420
    gingergreninja 420 7 tuntia sitten

    nice singing

  • foop
    foop 7 tuntia sitten

    Go to sleep...
    Not a peep...
    Go to sleep little victim...
    Close your eyes...
    Say goodbye..
    It's coming in your dreams...
    You can't run...
    You can't hide...
    He's already inside...

  • CB S
    CB S 7 tuntia sitten

    That intro was incredible.

  • Blank Name
    Blank Name 7 tuntia sitten

    Some times cloiform is the best

  • Maw gaming
    Maw gaming 7 tuntia sitten

    so we are not talking ab that intro!?

  • Will I Am
    Will I Am 7 tuntia sitten

    I think this is happening to me because I haven't had a nightmare in 7 years and I just had one last night ⊙﹏⊙

  • Luka Perlic
    Luka Perlic 7 tuntia sitten

    Look at the oldest video

  • Dr Dimmer
    Dr Dimmer 7 tuntia sitten

    Everything horrible had to happen in 87'

  • Willster Hegs
    Willster Hegs 7 tuntia sitten

    MatPat, I believe you forgot the Russian Sleep Experiment!!

  • Blind Wave Original Content
    Blind Wave Original Content 7 tuntia sitten +1

    Before watching this i dreamt about a shadow monster...


  • Jen Schlobohm
    Jen Schlobohm 7 tuntia sitten

    Plz do another theory about the fnaf book series

  • Orbitz ツ
    Orbitz ツ 7 tuntia sitten

    im hmong and you said hmong wrong lol

  • Thomas Clark
    Thomas Clark 7 tuntia sitten

    Sleep paralysis. Period.

  • Bryann Joshua Francisco
    Bryann Joshua Francisco 7 tuntia sitten

    Watching this before bed is a very bad idea.

  • Fire Miester
    Fire Miester 7 tuntia sitten

    I’m the exact opposite, I get trapped in my sleep, I know I’m sleeping, I’m looking at my dream, I know my surroundings but I can’t wake up, it’s explained through a concussion while playing sports but it’s scary sometimes 😅

  • Tony Stark
    Tony Stark 7 tuntia sitten

    Can I just till you something I saw shadow people but I slept more than 10 hours

  • kaktus
    kaktus 7 tuntia sitten

    I had nightmare ABOUT FNAF
    3 the worst one and it feels so real
    And that's the worst part but if you're lucky you were in your house ..... I know how do save you the reader of my story ....
    You must escape when he comes
    If you're outside of top of roof you're close to awakening. ..
    it should work . So don't let him catch you. Or you will die in dream or in real life.
    But if you're in fnaf4
    You must escape and get into car and drive away or foxy wakes up in
    Your sofa and starts RUNNING so


  • The Golden Boo
    The Golden Boo 7 tuntia sitten

    Nice inclusion of the Nurse from Dead by Daylight at 11 seconds in. I've always wanted to see you make a theory about that game. It may not have a lot of hidden lore, so you might have to come up with something goofy to analyze, but I still love that game so much that I'd watch it regardless.

  • BananaBoy
    BananaBoy 7 tuntia sitten

    Maybe they die like in the matrix

  • Apocalypse Gaming-Plague
    Apocalypse Gaming-Plague 8 tuntia sitten

    mate i get like 0-5 hours of sleep each day im binging jojo's bizarre adventure though i also don't drink coffee or any type of caffeine, this has been going on for 8 years.

  • Rowan Henrie
    Rowan Henrie 8 tuntia sitten

    I don't think the dr is real I believe it is just another hallucination.

  • Pheonix Squid9
    Pheonix Squid9 8 tuntia sitten +1

    MatPat has such a good singing voice

  • Gabitrifoi 2008
    Gabitrifoi 2008 8 tuntia sitten

    Cool intro

  • Your Uncircumcised Nibba
    Your Uncircumcised Nibba 8 tuntia sitten

    When you gonna play Among The Sleep dude?

  • Ben’s #1 Cultist
    Ben’s #1 Cultist 8 tuntia sitten

    I think mat pat might be a scared to death (Dan Cummins podcast) viewer

  • Ben Random
    Ben Random 8 tuntia sitten

    He is already inside. Good job matpat

  • Rozárka Pavlíková
    Rozárka Pavlíková 8 tuntia sitten


  • Hobi's Sunshine
    Hobi's Sunshine 8 tuntia sitten +1

    Hi I am a Hmong American and I would just like to clarify, Hmong is just pronounced just 'mong' we dont say the H. So it's just mong. ^^

  • Silva Reverb Andrade Nardo
    Silva Reverb Andrade Nardo 8 tuntia sitten

    hey,this dream death thing reminds me of a strange brazilian legend called the pissadeira,a woman that sits in your chest untill you die

  • Alexyourboi
    Alexyourboi 8 tuntia sitten

    Does that mean that I am a God because I didn’t sleep 6 Days and I didn’t had hallucinations

  • jamking 60
    jamking 60 8 tuntia sitten

    Someone try to get dashie in on this

  • Rowan Henrie
    Rowan Henrie 8 tuntia sitten

    Wouldn't fall asleep vr be great

  • Ozzie 2.0
    Ozzie 2.0 8 tuntia sitten

    Nighmare death effects me-
    Me: nae nae

  • ss amiravs
    ss amiravs 8 tuntia sitten

    Sorry this is for me 13:33

  • Kingston Ahn
    Kingston Ahn 8 tuntia sitten

    Wasn’t the second story basically sleep paralysis where you can’t move but you hallucinate vision, smell and touch

  • Declan Fitzpatric
    Declan Fitzpatric 8 tuntia sitten +1

    I got an ad for sleep medicine at the beginning of the video and now I’m scared

  • vSigil-
    vSigil- 8 tuntia sitten +4

    Matpat: "hmong refugees dying from nightmares"

  • Snigdha Rathore
    Snigdha Rathore 8 tuntia sitten +1

    It was a bad idea to watch this at 12 midnight

  • Double W
    Double W 8 tuntia sitten

    All I can think of is the Twilight Zone episode "Something in the Walls".

  • ツ
     8 tuntia sitten

    2:53 I’m going threw that to get a bigger house

    GF MEMES 8 tuntia sitten

    Me watching intro at 3 am
    Okay, screw you too

  • LCM
    LCM 8 tuntia sitten

    Not @ how i am watching this at

  • amelia c
    amelia c 8 tuntia sitten

    Hey Mat! Hmong person here, just a little tidbit, it's pronounced "Mung" but cool to see one of the most known parts of the Hmong refugee story in America. My parents often told me stories of the nightmare death, so this is really interesting!

  • Strange Okapi
    Strange Okapi 8 tuntia sitten

    I'd rather die in my sleep instead getting murder.

  • MelTheFireball
    MelTheFireball 9 tuntia sitten

    The intro literally gave me chills

  • benamera jaysgamin
    benamera jaysgamin 9 tuntia sitten

    2:50 the only thing that will hunt you in your dream