How to Pull an All Nighter in Your Room Alone (Kids)

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28-12-2020, 16:50
Hey, kids! Have you ever wanted to stay up all night but your parents wouldn't let you? This article will teach you how to stay up all night in your room so you don't get caught.

Preparing Yourself

  1. Get lots of sleep the night before. It's hard to sit up all night when your eyes are droopy and it's easier to fall asleep.
    • Make sure you sleep for around two hours or more than you normally would on a night.
  2. Have three healthy meals during the day. If you can, have snacks of fruit and vegetables in between. These will give you the energy needed.
  3. Start preparing for the all-nighter. If you have electronics, put them in your room and charge them if you plan on using them during the night. If you have a game console that's not in your room, put it there. Get some food, water, and soda or pop in your room as well.
  4. Go to bed as normal. If you can, "sleep" with the TV on, so you'll have a little something to do until your parents go to bed. If you can't, try to stay awake!

Starting Your All Nighter

  1. Wait for your parents to go to bed. Then, whip out a small game console, such as a DS, DSi, 3DS, DS Lite, PSP, PS Vita, the Wii U Gamepad, Nintendo Switch, or any other small device you may have. Make sure to keep the volume low if you're in a small house or your parents are just light sleepers. If you don't have a small game console, watch TV. If you can't watch TV, read a book. Do anything you can to try to stay awake!
  2. Listen to some music. Use an iPod, MP3 Player, or another music device, with headphones. Wait for about an hour after your parents go to bed, to be safe. If you can, try to keep one ear free so you can hear your parents if they get up. If none are available, listen to it at a low volume. Be careful! Don't wake up your parent(s)! Make sure to have a plan if they wake up to check on you or something like that, like stuff everything under a pillow or your sheets. Observe how you sleep and try to look like how you "normally" sleep. Wait a couple of minutes till you take out your devices or music just in case they come back.

Staying Awake As the Night Goes On

  1. Eat something. After a while, you're most likely to be hungry! Eat some of those snacks, water, and soda mentioned in step 2. Don't be too loud while eating, though! You could wake up your parent(s)! As a matter of fact, you should pre-plan your snacks so while you are making them you don't wake your parents. Maybe put them in your drawer or closet so they don't find them and question you or take them away.
  2. Play games. Play some computer games. Play on game sites, or on a social networking site, if you have an account. If using social media, remember to follow the terms and conditions. If you are too young to have an account, don't make one as there are laws to protect children and their privacy rights.
    • If you can, play some video games. Such as a PlayStation 1, 2, 3, or 4, Wii, Gamecube, Original Xbox, Xbox 360, or Xbox 1. Or, a Wii U, and you don't even have to turn the TV on.
    • Remember––don't be too loud because your parents will still be awake.
  3. Listen to music. If you have headphones, listen to loud music. If none are available, then listen to it on a soft volume.
  4. Play with some toys. Toys such as Barbies, cars, or Lego blocks.
  5. Read a book or something if you can. Exciting books, not boring ones.
  6. Watch TV. If you can, watch shows on demand or DVDs. Again, headphones are very helpful, so you don't awaken your parents.
  7. Play some games. No telling what kind, but play a couple of games.

Staying Awake Toward the Early Morning

  1. Get up and do some stretches. Move around for 5-20 minutes.
  2. Splash some cold water on your face.
  3. Eat snacks and drink more soda or pop/water.
  4. Splash a little more water on your face.
  5. Switch to early morning TV watching. By now, morning cartoons should be on. Watch away. Now, go on with a morning routine. If your parents wake and ask why you're up, say you just woke up early or wanted to catch a certain morning cartoon.
  6. Watch the sunrise. If you can get outside, then do so. It can be a beautiful sight.
  7. Start doing morning things. Brush your teeth and if you're going to have a shower, make it colder than usual, to help you to stay awake.


  • If you are watching a movie on a device or playing games, turn the brightness all the way down. If it is all the way up it will hurt your eyes and make you sleepy. Also, if your parent comes and your brightness is all the way up they will see the reflecting of the light on your face, wall, or bedspread.
  • Plan ahead and ask your parents if you can go to the dollar store and buy some things.
  • If you can buy candy at the store then get sour candy it makes you feel awake because of the sour taste.
  • If your parents wake up early for work, turn everything off and act asleep. If you "slept" with the TV on, leave it on.
  • The caffeine in soda or pop isn't good for you, it may give you a boost, but you'll crash easier. It's better to drink two glasses of ice-cold water, it'll keep you alert.
  • Taking an early morning (freezing) shower will keep you up for a while.
  • If you have an iPod Touch, play with it.
  • If this is at night, and your TV is inaccessible, try to download something on your iPod, or watch ABC on its app.
  • Sometimes your TV is in the living room so if you can't get to that just do something else.
  • If both of your parents go to work, once they both leave, the whole house is yours!
  • If you fall asleep, you can do this another night.
  • If you don't want your parents to be suspicious when you're drowsy the day after and don't especially care about truly staying up "all night" or watching the sunrise, consider sleeping for 30-120 minutes before you "wake up." 5 am - 7 am isn't typically as exciting as the middle of the night.
  • If you start to feel drowsy, take a minute or so to do jumping jacks or something. Exercising will most likely cause your body to build up your energy.
  • If you are staying up to study or do homework that is due in the morning, try sleeping 30-60 minutes and then getting to work, or waking up a few hours early to get it done. This way you will have gotten a little rest and will be able to concentrate on your work better.
  • Do this only if you have a room to yourself, or your siblings could tell on you and get you in huge trouble.
  • Every once in a while, listen at your door to hear if your parents might have woken up, just in case.
  • Bring chargers for your electronics.
  • If you have a comfortable chair in your room sit in it while you wait for your parent(s) to fall asleep. If you lay down in your bed you might get tempted to fall asleep.
  • Turn the brightness down on your phone to about halfway to avoid straining your eyes.
  • If your parents are light sleepers, wait until about 1 hour after bedtime to listen to music, and don't sneak around at night! Prepare the day before to pull an all-nighter.
  • Set a low volume alarm so you know what time you usually wake up so your parents are not suspicious.
  • Turn the brightness all the way down and turn on power saving mode in settings because it wouldn't be good if your device ran out of battery.
  • If you are going downstairs to get something when you step, make your toes go first then your heal SLOWLY.
  • If one (or both) of your parents wake up at night to go to the bathroom or downstairs, be alert and try and listen to their bedroom if you hear something. Have a pillow or blanket nearby so you can quickly pretend to be sleeping. (If you do hear steps and your lights are on, don't switch them off, they will see right away.)
  • Suck on a lemon or lime at 12:00 PM to keep you up. (The taste will make your tongue feel good or weird but wake you up!).
  • If you share a room with a sibling, wait until they fall asleep.
  • If you have a phone, laptop, Ipad, or all three, put them on a high brightness setting. This will tell your body that they are supposed to be awake and help you be less sleepy.
  • Make sure to mute all games and don't do anything loud. If you listen to something oud with your headphones, you won't be able to hear if your parents wake up.
  • If your parents turn off wifi at night, download some YouTube videos onto your phone or computer beforehand.
  • If you're thirsty, don't drink sugary drinks. You will get hyper, and eventually drowsy.


  • Many parents check in on their kids during the night. If this sounds like your parents, be extra careful until they go to sleep.
  • Do this at your own risk, your parents may wake up.
  • Don't do this more than one night. It wreaks havoc on your body, and with each consecutive all-nighter, your memory and focus get worse. After an all-nighter, remember to sleep lots to replenish your "debt".
  • If you feel really tired, don't force yourself to stay awake. You always have another chance.
  • Do not attempt to do this on a school night.

Things You'll Need

  • Video game console (optional)
  • Toys
  • Snacks
  • Soda or pop
  • Electronics
  • Books and radio
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