How to Stay Up All Night Secretly (for Kids)

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26-08-2021, 09:30
Have you ever wanted some extra time to play games? Do you just want to stay up all night for fun? Or do you have a sleepover and you and your friends want to stay up? Whatever reason you have, this article will show you how!


  1. Plan it out beforehand. You don't want to do this unprepared, unless you're a total night owl. To stay up all night, you need to have some things. If you're planning on sneaking around the house, make a map of your house. Test the floors, chairs, couch, and beds and mark out where things creak, shake, or make any noise when you move around. If you're afraid of the dark, plan out which areas you will avoid. You're almost ready to start. Get all your things and entertainment ready to go. Stuff it somewhere inconspicuous (like under your bed). Also, you will want to place a bucket of cold water or a wet cloth there too.
    • Get a lot of sleep the night before you do this, however, try going to bed a little later then wake up as late as possible. Don't go to bed early as you may get tired earlier, for example, if you go to bed at 9:00 PM, you will start to feel tired around that time on the day you are staying up.
  2. Don't rush to bed early or your parents will get suspicious. Go at your normal time, acting completely ordinary. You can't have them suspecting anything. If you have a computer, PlayStation, DS, Xbox, etc. in your room, it is a good idea to leave them on with the monitor off, because if you have to turn it on totally in the middle of the night your parents (even sleeping ones) will be woken by the sudden change in volume.
  3. Once you go to bed, wait until your parents go to sleep before doing anything. This may take a long time, even more than an hour, but be determined to stay awake. Now, once your parents are asleep, it's time for you to have lots of fun!
    • If your parents haven't fallen asleep, hide under the covers of your bed with a mobile device with low brightness. You should make the volume very low so you can hear if they're walking around.
    • Make sure to have a plan to hide your electronics in case your parents get out of bed.
  4. Get out something small like a tablet or phone to occupy yourself until your parents are completely asleep (or if they are light sleepers.) Don't leave your room. It'll pass time for a while. Get on the computer or something that will keep your brain active. Remember that you want the devices as silent as possible so it won't wake up your parents.
    • Keep one earbud or cover of your headphones out of your ear so you can hear what’s going on around you.
    • If you are using a phone or gadget, make sure you have a cover on it, so if one of your parents come in, you can fold the cover over to block the light emanating from the device. You could also put it under your duvet to hide it.
  5. No matter what, don't fall into a daze! When you find yourself closing your eyes, go as quietly as possible and put a cold rag on your face or splash water on your face. It feels awful but it will keep you awake.
  6. Sneak around the house! Try to unwrap snacks BEFORE bedtime so it doesn’t crinkle and make noise. Store them in an airtight box instead. Only eat things that aren’t crunchy if it is very quiet.
    • Hide snacks such as granola bars in a hidden place such as your dresser, under your pillow, or in your closet. Don't keep them open for many hours as it may attract ants.
    • Fake sleep when you hear someone coming or creaking noises.
  7. Once it's 3 AM, you will begin to feel very tired. Put another cold rag or splash water on your face and watch some TV or do extra homework.
    • Drink tea, coffee, or anything with caffeine in before bedtime. This will keep you awake.
  8. Once you've stayed up all night successfully, be sure to get plenty of rest the next night!


  • Make sure you put the brightness down on a device with a screen so your family doesn't see.
  • Play with your toys! (If you want, you can make them go on adventures!)
  • Make sure the volume on the TV is low if you plan to watch it. Also, consider putting the captions on the bottom so you can read the words as well.
  • If you get too bored, play on someone's mobile phone.
  • If you are playing your mobile device in bed, put on some headphones/ear-buds! Then you can have the volume to whatever setting you want (though not too loud as to hurt your ears)!
  • If you see or hear your parents approaching, try to pretend that you just woke up to go grab a glass of water, or to visit the washroom.
  • Close your door, so your parents don't see you awake when they walk past. If you are keeping your room's lights on, cover the cracks in the door to block out light that may be seen from outside. If you are keeping your room's lights off, use flashlights.
  • Use the bathroom before you pretend to go to sleep so that you don't need to go when your parents are sleeping, because it could awake your parents.
  • If you wear slippers wear the ones without the anti-slip on the bottom. The anti-slip ones will make noise if you walk in them.
  • If your siblings have done this before, get some tips from them too.
  • Don't wear black. Wear dark blue as it blends in with the night more.
  • If your parents don't shut their door then you should stay in your room.
  • If you have headphones on, make sure that you can still hear the outside world! You don't want to be caught unaware!
  • If your parents are entering your room, make sure you are in your regular sleep position.
  • If you are reading a book, make sure you have a pile of books by your bed so that if one of your parents enter your room, you can drop it in the pile and your parents won't notice.
  • You should go to the bathroom before bed. This will make sure of no accidents or creaky doors.
  • If you are scared during the 12 am - 3am hours, don’t be! They are just normal hours in the night. And even if you are scared then try turning on a low light torch or lamp which might not wake up your parents.
  • The key to not getting caught up late is to not make noise.
  • If you're with a friend, make sure you both know the plan and what to do in every possible situation.
  • To get you alert if you feel drowsy in the middle of the night, get out of your bed and stretch your body.
  • Bend down as much as you can while stretching. It will keep blood rushing to your head which will help to keep you awake.
  • If you become sleepy, put on a ten minute timer and take a power nap.
  • Be careful about what you are doing and use no media player without any headphones or other things that keep the sound only in your ears. If you have a fridge, and your parents catch you, say "I am getting water. I ran out.". Don't smile or your parents will be suspicious.
  • If you don’t have any electronics, you can imagine that you are on a mission or if you have pets, you can play a silent game like ‘Doctor’ or ‘Peek a boo’.


  • Do not try this if you do not have a separate room from your parents or one of your nosy siblings.
  • Avoid this if you have strict parents. You may get punished if your parents find out.
  • Do not do this on a school night! You will feel awful being at school with no sleep. If you're too tired, you may need to fake sick, which, while getting you a day off, will put you behind in schoolwork.
  • Do not go into your back yard, take the dog for a walk, or anything like that because if you get hurt or taken, nobody will realize what has happened until it is too late.
  • Be careful consuming too much caffeine and sugar. It isn't good for your body.
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