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>

    • ManlyBadassHero

      @Zenigundam lol k

    • Bricks

      @Zenigundam Dominus tecum sit omnibus cara "wisi amet"

    • Kingj_j Z
      Kingj_j Z

      Zenigundam u had a video about ur ex girlfriends birthday?😭😭😭 wtf

    • Serapha_707

      @Zenigundam Yes this one right here officer

    • Flower Tea
      Flower Tea

      Zaine Reeves yo I forgot about that sub, it fits well here.

  • jskag bloa;drk hlkisg
    jskag bloa;drk hlkisg

    the nightmare death in the second story is just sleep paralysis though, also did the dude die in the end or was it just sleep paralysis

  • Heplexio h
    Heplexio h

    Sleep paralysis gang unite✊

  • Speculector

    "April 1987" *Was that the bite of 87?*

  • Faded plush Mario bros
    Faded plush Mario bros

    Sooo is anyone going to talk about how amazingly mat-pat just sang beautifuly

  • Alexis Nateras
    Alexis Nateras

    Mmmmm yes he mentioned fusion. Yes i accept this :)

  • noulownkue

    Ehh, Hmong people.

  • Shakazing

    During training, I had to stay awake for 6 days without sleep, doing intensive physical exercise throughout. The body doesn't like this. I had hallucinations of men with dogs on top of a hill in front of us that wasn't even there. People sitting in trees waiting for us, and my fireteam partner repeatedly heard people talking when no one was around but us. The worst part was I started to do something called "mirco napping" where the brain effectively shuts off anything that isn't mandatory. I forgot where we were a couple times when walking and my section mates made me lay down for a couple minutes. 10/10 would recommend

  • Revolutionary_ Still
    Revolutionary_ Still

    Why don’t they just like...put him under heavy Anesthetics? Take the entire inability to fall asleep/ nightmare out of the equation

  • ThePhoenixGD

    doctor matpat figuring out how people die form nightmares.

  • König Emperor
    König Emperor

    The Bangungut is probably inspired from the Filipino word Bangungot which means "sudden night deaths"

  • Artemis Brooks
    Artemis Brooks

    I thought that it was a buildup of melatonin in the brain that killed you????

  • Joshua Beja
    Joshua Beja

    Literally have been awake for the past 2 days and just found this video

  • Lance Isthename
    Lance Isthename

    oh yeah. we call it the same thing here in the Philippines. for some reason, old people say you get it when you eat too much before bed. 🤨🤨

  • Móboĉo

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="351">5:51</a> that sounds like sleep paralysis

  • Melbourne Bongcaron
    Melbourne Bongcaron

    Funny enough I experienced Bangungut when I was around 10-9 years old when your in that state your literally gonna see nightmares that you wish you wouldn't have

  • {Crazy_Koki}

    The animal crossing primary actually scared me-

  • Art Bean
    Art Bean

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="173">2:53</a> umm not accurate I currently owe Tom noom 98,000 bells.....

  • Potato Yur mom
    Potato Yur mom

    wait death 13 is real?

  • Mackenzie Rose 20 (STUDENT)
    Mackenzie Rose 20 (STUDENT)

    ok so im not getting any sleep tonght lol

  • Itz Ya Gurl Kalli
    Itz Ya Gurl Kalli

    A few days ago I saw a documentary on TV about the thing with the men dying in their sleep

  • CactusPetePlayz

    I've gone 6 days without sleep once, I'll never do it again because I saw shadow figures following me before I went to sleep for 18 hours. I also heard people talking that weren't there on day 4 or 5, don't remember which, it was all a blur after day 4 ended. I'm gonna say don't go more than 2 days without sleep because it's not fun.

  • Midnight Galaxy Gacha
    Midnight Galaxy Gacha

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="173">2:53</a> Oh my god it's Tom Nook, the most terrifying creature of all! He put me in debt!

  • Haile Alicante
    Haile Alicante

    Bangungut (bangungot) is also the filipino term for a nightmare with sleep paralysis that you can't wake up from and you'll likely die in real life if you die in the dream

  • Josh Prueher
    Josh Prueher

    When do such sounds like sleep paralyzation

  • YoloStrater

    That nightmare sleep thing reminds me of sleep paralysis

  • Pun Master
    Pun Master

    I can think of a few politicians I would like to test sleep deprivation

  • Vanilla Johnny Bravo
    Vanilla Johnny Bravo

    Me after 2 less hours without sleep: gets paranoid and thinks someone is breaking in Randy Gardner: Amateur

  • MyLife Isn’t Interesting
    MyLife Isn’t Interesting

    You know how when you “trip“ while sleeping and wake up and it’s supposedly because your heart rate was getting two low so your body jolts itself with adrenaline. What if they die during sleep because their body created a monster due to the ptsd and while asleep their body convinced itself it’s real and so when their monster “catches them” their body believes they’re dead and so slips away. No heart attack or anything it just slowly decreases until it stops (that might be a heart attack idk I’m not good at biology). Also the shadows and pressure on the chest sound like sleep paralysis.

  • King Nimbus
    King Nimbus

    Normal people:#alonetogether Matpat:#sleep depravation!

  • Dart Devious
    Dart Devious

    Content that isn't FNAF? HERETIC!

  • Lis Shala
    Lis Shala

    Thats why you wach p*** before going to sleep kids.

  • Chappitude


  • Wolf Child
    Wolf Child

    That intro most people would be slightly disturbed by something like that right? Not me! I felt all warm and fuzzy while mat was singing about something that sounds like murder :D

  • furret master
    furret master

    I always seem to watch these at night 😭

  • Jackson Barriger
    Jackson Barriger

    Sleep paralysis be like...

  • Ninja Warrior
    Ninja Warrior

    Jacksepticeye is playing this game again

  • Cosmic Craft 101
    Cosmic Craft 101

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="725">12:05</a> i think i may have this but im not sure

  • reemas wifey
    reemas wifey

    Matt pat:sleep is good Also Matt pat: here have some paranoia


    Death found another way to take us

  • dallon jeremiah groves
    dallon jeremiah groves

    crankgameplays played this recently! only the first night, but still!

  • Kuraiuta

    I don't think I have had more than 5 hours of sleep in weeks. I need sleep but I too have had nightmares. Through instead of a monster, it's an orange yelling I must worship him.

  • to sc
    to sc

    im watching this at 0 am lmao

  • miranda lacroix
    miranda lacroix

    1. No sleep = ☠ (👎🏻) 2. No sleep = 😑 (👎🏻) Me: WICH ONE IS TRUE!?!


    This is something real. Listen to me. There is something like this. Search: karabasan and that should solve your problems... I am sorry guys.

  • Parikshit Rao
    Parikshit Rao

    aight imma not go to sleep now.

  • Matois Lecrox
    Matois Lecrox

    I am Surprised he did not mention the Russian sleep experiment

  • yuno gasai
    yuno gasai

    U guys should play little nightmares it’s one of my favorite games and I’d love for u to play it

  • Nightmare Fuel
    Nightmare Fuel

    Whomst summon thou from thou's slumber

  • Da Canadian man
    Da Canadian man

    I had a extremely unusual metabolism that would be able to convert calories to mental energy and I pulled 7 days and had only the effects of 3 days without sleep. I have since then lost the ability and this was during 2018s Christmas break. I was being active doing stuff during the day and I may or may not have been playing Monster Hunter World at night. I can try to remember more about it but I didn’t have any hallucinations that I am aware of.

  • D.S radio
    D.S radio

    Sleep paralysis

  • Matthew Diaz
    Matthew Diaz

    he left out pewdie pie when naming youtubers

  • Courtney Johnson
    Courtney Johnson

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="173">2:53</a> aww it would’ve been amazing if that text said “I’m coming for those knees” 😆

  • Arkananta Padmanegara
    Arkananta Padmanegara

    The second case was a sleep paralysis demon

  • Jernithan Rhyne
    Jernithan Rhyne

    What if the doctor is actually just a hallucination of the protagonist that is driving him into madness

  • Λε Πουλε
    Λε Πουλε

    I’m wondering if I can do this test, I mean I’d be very interested in experiencing hallucinations from sleeplessness

  • Undertown Scavenger
    Undertown Scavenger

    Fatal insomnia isn't purely he genetic. You could develop sporadic fatal insomnia, which is the same thing without a genetic cause.

  • Rashid Sa'di
    Rashid Sa'di

    The intro is legit scary

  • Djrubixcube05 Jordan
    Djrubixcube05 Jordan

    I’m glad I watched this during the day, I made a good decision😂

  • Tytan555

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="930">15:30</a> Matpad: sweet dreams... Me: are made of thiiiis! Who am i to disaaaagreee!

  • Arisu N
    Arisu N

    I think Mark did play the older version

  • kk cookie lover
    kk cookie lover

    I will never sleep again

  • Mykolas Dobilaitis
    Mykolas Dobilaitis

    I'm surprised that he didn't mention the soviet experiments whatsoever

  • Mup76

  • Tree Tree
    Tree Tree

    Minute 13 might need to take a break my room is pulsing.

  • damn right
    damn right

    Guys please help me by commenting on big MNsoftrs videos about how they need to play this awesome game called wondersong!!

  • Goldfire0 SotoDeLisio
    Goldfire0 SotoDeLisio

    That explains a lot I didn't sleep for 5 days

  • Shadowpastcool

    Note to self: get more sleep

  • Gacha Turtle
    Gacha Turtle

    That sounds like sleep paralysis to me. I’ve gotten out of that by controlling my eye movements.

  • srihari madhavan
    srihari madhavan

    I just HAD to watch this video at night .... Great, now I really must "Try to fall asleep"

  • Gacha Turtle
    Gacha Turtle

    I have a feeling that this video will be on the assumption that I sleep/have dreams.

  • Dabbing Person
    Dabbing Person

    Quick input here. I doubt many will actually read this but I will (always at night) often see shadow people. They do however turn out to be nothing or random objects. I do have a normal sleep schedule and no history of mental illness.

  • The Stinky Snorlax
    The Stinky Snorlax

    Someone dies 1987 Markiplier: THE BITE OF '87! <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="225">3:45</a>

  • Firefly29

    This 'nightmare death' thing sounds like sleep paralysis. I've experienced it, actually. I'm not a refugee, soooo...

  • Zach King
    Zach King

    this actually made me sleepy

  • Static Toons Tv
    Static Toons Tv

    I think super horror bro did it already I think.

  • seokkchan

    To clarify Bangungut/Bangungot is an actual phenomenon that doesn't just happen to the Hmong Refugees, it's actually a pretty common death here in the Philippines and stress is a common contributor to it or so I what I've heard stories of the elderly people about how they survived from it.

  • DragonHeart 12
    DragonHeart 12

    Those Nightmare deaths sound a lot like medieval stories of Succubi. Dream demons who steal the souls of men in their sleep, leaving them dead in the morning.

  • Ethan Escobedo
    Ethan Escobedo

    There isn't anything wrong with the robot assistant it was programmed to say those things to him

  • Echo TheNerd
    Echo TheNerd

    Weird how I find these sleep deprivation- related theory videos after I just pulled two all-nighters in a row for an assignment, and only had about 5 hours of sleep split between the two days in the morning hours. Are the effects of sleep deprivation partially reset (in the sense that the schedule of stages will be delayed to an extent in the individual) if the sleep deprived person gets a little sleep instead of having no sleep at all? (Note: I do not plan on testing this myself. I’m just curious because of my own experiences with sleep deprivation. I’ve never pulled two all-nighters in a row before)