How to Stay up All Night Without Your Parents Knowing

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18-09-2020, 19:40
Your plan is to stay up, but if your parents find out, you could be grounded until the end of time. What to do? If you follow these steps then you can pull it off, without your parents knowing!

Preparing for the Night

  1. Choose a day when there isn't much going on the next day. Choose a weekend or whenever you don't have school. If you do have school and you want to stay up fall asleep the next day. Begin at about four in the afternoon. Clean your bedroom, as most of your time will be spent there.
  2. Gather your supplies. Get what you need to keep you awake until your parents go to sleep. This could include your cellphone, tablet, iPod Touch, Game Boy, laptop, D.S., some books, a notebook or diary, pencils, MP3 player, snacks and/or drinks, or a PSP.
    • Sneak some snacks into the room. Just a few snacks (salty, sugary snacks are best) and a bottle of any drink would be perfect. Try to get sugary beverages such as soda or juice. The drinks don't have to be cold. You might want to get some water too.
    • If you are going to get on the computer, turn it on before going to bed, because it makes noise when it turns on. Just ensure your speaker volume is low (or turned off).
  3. Prepare entertainment. Charge anything that needs to be charged. Make a list of what you will want to do, because it is easier to stay awake with a list to work through.
  4. Try to take a nap before the night. About 1-1.5 hours is ideal if a good night's sleep was taken the previous night.

Settling in at Bedtime

  1. Follow your usual bedtime routine. Avoid arousing suspicions around bedtime; just do everything normally, such as teeth cleaning and saying goodnight to everyone in the house.
  2. Prepare for the bed check. If you know your parents will check on you before going to bed, listen for when they come. Hide whatever you are doing and pretend to be asleep. Normally, when pretending to be asleep, you do not move, however, it is okay to turn a little in your "sleep".
    • Don't snore unless you are known to snore.
    • It helps to pull your blanket over your face to save half the trouble of keeping a straight relaxed face.
    • Consider sleeping with the radio on to give you cover. If you accidentally make a sudden noise, it'll be blamed on the radio.

Having Fun All Night

  1. Wait about an hour before moving around. This is to make sure your parents are asleep. If you want, you can go to their room and double-check they're sleeping. If they are not and ask what you're doing, say you heard something strange. If not, keep doing things quietly in your room, but if your parent(s) lock their doors, carefully try to hear through the door. If it's quiet they're probably asleep. If not, stay 15 to 30 minutes in your room, and check again for silence.
  2. Turn your light on to a dim setting. Line towels against the crack of your door to block out the light.
  3. Prepare to have fun. Once your parents are asleep, stay up. It should be late at night (10:00-12:00 am). Get out the PSP, PlayStation, Wii, Switch, Vita, computer, DS, 3DS, whatever game you plan to play.
    • Use headphones or earphones for electronics. Putting earphones/headphones in your laptop/computer will keep things quiet.
  4. Enjoy midnight. A new day has come (12:00-2:00 am)! If you are hungry, eat a snack, or drink something. Continue playing the same game until you are bored.
  5. Change to another activity. At about (2 - 4 am), early morning, try something different like reading a book, drawing, watching a movie (quietly!). Go onto Facebook, or create a Facebook account. Make sure none of your parents friends are friends with you on Facebook; they might tell your parents. Make sure everything you do remains at low volume.
    • If you are going to text, put the phone's volume on silent or vibrate. This will make it less likely that your phone wakes up your parents.
  6. Eat something. Between (4:00-6:00 am), early morning, have another snack. Keep doing whatever kept you awake most until 5 am. Next, move on to the morning tasks. Take a shower, get dressed, brush your teeth and hair, and tidy up the room again for the day.
  7. Wait for your usual wake up time. If the household typically wakes up between 6:00-9:00 am, stay inside your room until then. Do some puzzles or read a book, until it's the time you'd usually be up and about the house. That will mark the end of your all-night up!

Getting Some Sleep

  1. Prepare for activities that you have that day. If you have something to do the next day, like school or church, go to bed about four hours before you have to get up. This way you will at least have some sleep. Go to bed early the next day; your body will be craving sleep.


  • If you are going to be walking on hard floors, wear socks or slippers. This will sound quieter.
  • Shut all doors in-between your parents room and the room that you are in.
  • When you pretend to be asleep, don't actually fall asleep! Closing your eyes and lying down with lights off can easily put you to sleep.
  • If you leave your fan on, the noise may cover up any little noises you make. It will also make your room a little cooler, if it's hot.
  • If you get too tired, sit down and get up again. Be careful not to fall asleep while sitting down. If you do fall asleep though, don't worry about it. You clearly needed it.
  • If you drink lots of water, mother nature will keep you awake. Be aware that toilet visits may wake up others in the household.
  • Try to take a cold shower right before you have to go to bed. Only do this if you don't mind taking showers. If you feel like you're about to crash, go take a quiet, cold shower for a few seconds.
  • Throw away any trash from the night you just stayed up before your parents get up, so that they don't suspect anything is different. Make sure that you hide them beneath other trash, so that you parents do not see it.
  • If you're on your MP3 player and have headphones on, take them off so you can hear what's coming, or have them on a low volume.
  • If you have a pet, like a dog, then make sure they don't bark at the noise you may make.
  • Get a snack that does not make a lot of noise.
  • Make sure your parents are asleep before you get involved in anything deep or potentially distracting. Stay up for a bit on your phone, first. Wait for a few hours. It takes time for most parents to fall asleep.
  • Make sure you know if your parents get up at certain times at night to check on you; when it is about 5 to 10 minutes before then, start hiding what you are doing and pretend to be asleep.
  • If you have an activity early in the morning (such as church or a doctor's appointment) don't pull an all nighter just before. You need your sleep to be healthy. As well, it can sometimes alter some of the tests in a regular examination (such as blood pressure and pulse rate).
  • If you're getting sleepy, try doing some yoga, gymnastics warm ups/stretching routines, or exercise. This will make your muscles tense which will make it harder to get comfy.
  • Try sneaking food and drinks into your room before you announce you're going to bed.
  • Make sure that you have things to do each part of the night. For example, play on a device until you are bored, then possibly watch a movie. Find things to do each part of the night. This should help you not be bored.
  • If you are going to be walking, make a map of the creaky floor boards. That way, you don't make noise.
  • You will be tired and possibly grumpy the next day, so plan it on a day that doesn’t involve an important project or commitment that you want to enjoy or do not want to miss.
  • If you don't usually fall asleep quickly, then don't pretend to be asleep when your parents come in to check on you. This might look suspicious!
  • Set up an area between the bed and wall that is big enough to fit yourself. This can provide a quick hiding spot when your parents enter the room.
  • If you have pockets, put food in them or use something else if you don’t have pockets and if you want to store more things, just be careful your parents don’t see/know.


  • Don't go on a social media if your parents use it. They might see that you were active when you were supposed to be asleep.
  • If you have a pet, like a dog or cat that sleeps in your room, don't wake them up, or try not to. A dog or cat may hiss or bark or growl if woken up from a comfy sleep. If they sleep in your bed, move slowly out of the covers to let them still sleep, or gently, slowly pick them up off your bed and onto the floor. If they do wake up, either leave them alone to let them fall asleep again, or if they come and sit with you, pet them and cuddle with them as you play or read.
  • Be very careful if you have siblings or parents that are light sleepers. They will not hesitate to bust you.
  • Do not lie down doing these activities. This will cause your body to think it is time to sleep.
  • Do not slam your bedroom door when you leave your room, it will get you in trouble and risk waking your parents.
  • Do not do this on a school night, you may fall asleep in class or forget what you learned. Only do this on a Friday or Saturday night or when you have school vacation.
  • If you love the refreshing nature of sleep, don't stay up all night. You will create a sleep deficit that will take many nights to recoup and will affect your ability for days to come.
  • Don't stay up two nights in a row. If you think this is a good idea, search online for sleep deprivation and torture; it'll soon change your mind.

Things You'll Need

  • Consoles
  • iPod
  • Cell phone
  • Any type of fan (if possible)
  • Snacks
  • Soda
  • Computer (does not have to be in your room)
  • Notepad and pencils
  • Books
  • Water
  • Flashlight
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Towels and blankets (to block out the light)
  • Kindle Fire or another tablet
  • Something to cover the evidence of your activities(a pillow or a blanket)
  • T.V. (or a different device you are able to watch movies on)
  • Nightlight (reduces your chance of natural melatonin kicking in and making you sleepy)
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