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




  • 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>

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    • Zenigundam you okay bruv? you might wanna go back on your meds, do some research or something (the “alpha/omega” wolf system isn’t real), and spend some time doing something productive instead of lurking on youtube and speaking incel speak. genuinely hope you’re a troll^^’

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    • Zenigundam are you drunk right now?

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    • @Zenigundam k incel

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    • ManlyBadassHero lel

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    • @Zenigundam Stop being toxic because no girls want you.

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  • my grandparents escaped the cambodian genocide and my grandmother still has nightmares about it. i share a room and a bed with her and, every few nights, she'd make these cries of fear in her sleep and it genuinely terrifies me because of things like this. i always woke up to hug her, no matter what time of night it is.

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  • may sound weird. but for me the most sleepless days was 2 days without sleep. and my god i can tell out of personal experiece. things start sometimes to look like you're drunk. like things wobble around, sometimes my sight goes blurry or just straight up seeing slight movements in the corners of my eyes. its weird and i really didnt like that. so uhm... get your sleep people!!!

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  • Alright but what about this: Maybe the doctor is a hallucination himself. Maybe that's the embodiment of the character telling himself "I just need some sleep"

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  • Gtheory:This might be the first channel to play the new version of the game Me: *Cries in small channel*

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  • but that singing voice is on point!

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  • The boy you’re referring to had no relation to the refugees

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  • I haven’t played this game, but it’s my fav theory out of all of matpat’s. I love neurology and science. Thanks for this ep mat!!

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  • Tip: dont watch this video

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  • The scariest part of this theory is those poor poor rats that were killed in the name of science. I love my ratties I can’t imagine them not being able to sleep :(

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  • ok, I need people to like this so mattpat can see it. Matt, as much as we love your wonderful editing, I though of an amazing idea. You should start a podcast! I like listening to your voice, because of how enthusiastic and calm it is, and I’m sure there’s thousands of people who feel the same way, so why not use that to make a podcast! Again, this is just an idea, you don’t have do it, it’s an idea, no pressure. Basil

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  • Rat Death Theories

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="92">1:32</a> you forgot cooryxkenshin yes baby hes back

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  • Markipliar played this game

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  • Wonder if Matpat sings the opening song to Ollie?

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  • Thanks Game theory After watching this, close your eyes and binding of Isaac I had trouble falling asleep 👌👌 Lmao I still love your channel

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  • Man I went 3 days without sleep and at like 6 am on the last day I Saw someone walking, like a shadow, I went to see and nothing was there, so I decided to just sleep

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  • "it only affects men" Me, a Female- THANK GOD

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  • Is the robot voice from Grian?

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  • I KEEP forgetting that 2018 was two years ago and i kept thinking "no way jacksepticeye played the old version TWO years ago" time flies by

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  • I see some comments talkimg about feeling pain from theor nightmares and the short answer is our brains are dumb and cand be easily tricked. In an episode done by 'Brain Games' a gentleman did an experiment with multiple volunteers. He had them place their right arm on the table behind a mini wall (out if sight out of mind). He then placed a mannequin arm on the table in front of the volunteer, in linement with their right arm, and proceeded to talk to them. When the volunteer wasnt expecting it the experimentor would bash the mannaquin hand with a hammer. Results? Many of the volunteers said they felt the bashing in their hand. Others flinched but felt no pain. It was a simple experiment to show how easily our brains can be tricked into feeling pain that isnt really happened to us.

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  • It took me 8 minutes to realize i wasnt on the minecraft theory anymore

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  • **Me at 3 am after not getting any sleep**

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  • My fav lallaby

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  • I've been throught this but I just get paranoid by the corners of the room

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="223">3:43</a> IS THAT THE BITE OF 87'????? lmao

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  • Is it possible the deaths are an extreme form of the placebo effect? Meaning that the brain is convinced they died in a dream so their bodies shut down as if they died.

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  • they dont have energy for theeir hart to work

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  • It's pronounced as ba-ngoo-ngot

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  • It's just death 13 smh

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  • Just pulled an all nighter with this cool monster that’s fluffy

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  • I saw spirit and the nurse from dead by daylight

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  • Hear me out. What if. The doctor. Is an auditory hallucination?

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="208">3:28</a> does anyone see the nedd sans

  • Randy Gardner: I can go 11 days without sleep! High school students: Sleep?

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  • Anyone else seen the Twilight Zone episode with the same theme? Pretty spooky stuff I must say

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="925">15:25</a> That lowkey scared me.. XD

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  • This will give me more nightmares lol XD

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  • I dont know if i can relate But i always hear laughs at night so... I just tried to cover my body with my blanket

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  • I really thought he was gonna say, “will remain...Unsolved” what’s wrong with me...

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  • Poor rats. They didn't deserve to die such a horrible death. Man... The things we do in the name of progress is really fucked up sometimes. Really fucked up.

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  • Why does that sound like grian

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    • Or grain

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  • I might be wrong, but i'm pretty sure that MatPat got hypothetical and rhetorical mixed up at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="833">13:53</a>

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  • Not sure exactly what this episode was about. Wasn't exactly clear if I'm being honest

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  • I've never had a nightmare but i have so many fears

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  • I need to stop watching video on 12 to 5 am

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  • Mat pat: it comes in your dreams Nightmare elm street copyright holders: I’m about to end this man’s whole career

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  • Me: **sleeping** **Nightmares coming in** Me, not a lucid dreamer: Ahaha........Fu-

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  • Is it just me but sounds The robot like grian

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  • Baby stand

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  • um actually there was an experiment to see if its possible to die from insomia and it was called the russian sleep experiment

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  • The robot could be a hallucination trying to get him to sleep

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  • What the person said remembers me somehow of what my dad told me once about himself... like he didn’t see anything, he just felt it but yet ;~;

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  • i should NOT have watched this at night

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  • Why is no one talking about how he changed the intro?

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  • "Bangungut" means nightmare hear in the philippines

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  • So uhh do the phantoms in minecraft have some kind of corrolation to that?

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  • I’m glad he mentioned my favorite few gaming youtubers

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  • Doesn't cerbrospinal fluid help clean the brain of toxins during sleep?

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  • Nice song in the beginning, I should sing this to my future children. I'm just kidding I would never do that, I would be a terrible parent

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  • Haven't played Animal Crossing 😔 we had the quarantine before it released...

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  • Well, if you don't sleep for days your brain goes into stress sleeping is like rest for it. Not sleeping is making the brain in continuous work... We have cases of people dying from over-work after all.

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  • Its bangungot and its pronounce as ba-ngu-ngot well at least in filipino

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  • that intro was so creepy I can't look 🤣🤣🤣

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  • Not gonna lie, MatPat in the beginning had a very soft and soothing voice Also bangungot/bangungut in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="238">3:58</a> means *nightmare* in Filipino/Philippines Its pronounced Bang • ngu • ngot

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  • Hey Matt I got a request for the next Siri what is the Lorle behind somewhere Wales

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  • i swear to god that sounds like the plot of Catherine

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  • really I’m in my bed at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="623">10:23</a> about to fall asleep and I click on this video

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  • @Matpat Bangungut is actually a thing in the Philippines. It commonly affects men although it doesn't have a specific age. Although the official medical records are almost always heart failure.

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  • Bangungut/Bangungot literally means bad dream in the Philippines. It's usually used when we're undergoing sleep paralysis.

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  • Who else instantly thought Sleep paralysis 🖐🏼 No? Just me? Okay. (-_-)

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  • Rewatchingthis episode and JESUS!!! Mat! This intro was amazing!! Not only original it's amazing and sends chills up my spine every time!!!

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  • I love how ness is like sans

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  • How are you mate I just got a quick question is it fanf 101

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  • Just to tell you Hmong is pronounced mong no harm intended

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  • Ha ha Tom nook very funny

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  • Demonetization NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Oh right bangungot is the right spelling..... its a filipino term

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  • In the Philippines, we call nightmares as "Bangungot". I think that's what you mean, so just to let ya know ^^

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