How to Stay up All Night and Not Wake Your Parents Up

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31-10-2020, 06:50
So you want to stay up all night, but your parents don't approve? Everybody does it as kid. Staying up all night is just something many kids want to do, and if you are reading this, you probably want to stay up all night. Well you have come to the right place! This fun article will show you how to stay up all night without waking your parents up!

Staying Away from Trouble

  1. Get all your supplies together. Gather the proper materials you need to survive the night. Any cold drink (water works best, but you can use other sugary beverages like juice or soda), a handheld gaming device (ex. Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Portable) etc. Headphones are strongly recommended, because you can keep your music to yourself. These are things that will help you not things that are necessary, but helpful to stay awake such as:
    • Soda
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  2. Make sure your parents are asleep. Wait at least an hour before you start doing things. You should do this because you might get caught. While you wait use your phone or read a book to keep yourself awake
  3. Let the fun begin. Use you head phones or turn off the volume all the way on your laptop/computer or anything else you are using.
  4. Watch TV at a low volume. If you have something that has an audio jack (ex. computer, video game console), you may want to use headphones for this all-nighter. Watch TV and move slowly and quietly.
  5. Hide what you are doing. Make sure that you can hear your parents coming when they do. If they do, quickly stop what you are doing, close the lid to your laptop, turn off the computer screen, turn off your electronic device. If you are using a computer, make sure it appears to be off. If it is another electronic, hide it either under the blankets or your pillow. Try to make it appear as you are asleep.
  6. Work out how you are going to stop your parents from finding out. A good way is to do it when both of your parents are asleep or out on a date.
    • Make sure you keep the lights off! If you don't and your parents wake up for any reason, the lights can imply that you're still awake.
  7. Stay calm. If you don't have enough time to hide what you are doing, don't panic, just lie down and pretend to be asleep. Your parents will think you accidentally fell asleep. If you are watching TV, and your parents get up, turn it off and make up an excuse like going in the kitchen and saying, "I needed some water."
  8. Don't make a mess. If you do and your parents hear you, you won't have time to clean up and you could get busted.
    • Do not use the microwave or any other kitchen appliance that makes noise!
  9. If you're doing this in your bedroom, opt for taking off every single sheet on your bed. This keeps you cold and up so you can't fall asleep. You can put them back later on. This prevents anything from dirtying the sheets as well.

Being Occupied All Night

  1. Stage 1: 9:00 pm-12:00 am. This stage is all about preparation. Grab everything you need so you won't have to get out of bed.
  2. Stage 2: 12:00 am-3:00 am. In this stage you should get on your computer and get on games or videos. This would also be a good time to eat your snack cakes and drink some water, and play on your electronics.
  3. Stage 3: 3:00 am-6:00 am. This is the most difficult stage so be on high alert. This is where you're going to be most sleepy so it is suggested that you pour some cold water on your head and then wipe the water off. This is a great way to wake you up.
  4. Stage 4: 6:00 am-8:00 am. Since you've made it through the night just do early morning things such as taking a shower and getting ready for school or church.


  • If you are reading, have a small light on to make sure your eyes don't get sleepy!
  • Close your door and roll up a towel to put below your door so if your parents get up they won't see any lights that are on.
  • Excellent excuses for being somewhere else in your house (other than your room) is that you were using the bathroom, getting a drink, or heard a noise so you wanted to check things out to see if everything is OK. Don't get your parents freaked out thinking there's a burglar.
  • If you're watching TV, make sure to turn down the volume. To test if it is too loud, walk into your parents' room and see if you can hear it. If you can, it's too loud.
  • Pack a snack; get some food that will distract you from sleep, but nothing that makes a mess.
  • If you're sitting on the floor and you hear your parents coming, grab the nearest pillow or blanket to you and put it on you so it looks like you fell asleep by an accident on the floor.
  • Stay on the bed, and get a small device that can be hidden under pillow or blanket. Additionally, you should have one earbud on the ear you are sleeping on instead.
  • If you hear your parents coming and don't have time to turn off or hide electronics, don't panic, just leave them on, then lie down and pretend to be asleep, your parents will probably think you fell asleep while using them.
  • If you're falling asleep, quietly go and put a cold cloth on your face.
  • Drink as much as you can, as constantly having to go to the restroom helps. Also, beware, as the sound of flushing may wake your parents up.
  • Do not leave your room temperature at 85 °F (29 °C); You may get hot and start to fall asleep.
  • If you know you have things to do the next day, do it to keep you occupied.


  • Do not do this on a school night! You will feel very sleepy in school with no sleep, you could also fall asleep in class, so do this either on a Friday or Saturday night or when you have school vacation.
  • Sleep deprivation is unhealthy. Avoid pulling all nighters several nights in a row.
  • Do not do this before an important event or school. You will experience a continuous wave of sleepiness throughout the day.
  • While caffeine gives you a nice rush of energy, you will tire out quickly once it's gone.
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