How To Stay Up All Night! (ft. Zalgaloo)
How to Stay up All Night Without Your Parents Knowing
Preparing for the Night
Choose a day when there isn't much going on the next day.Choose a weekend or whenever you don't have school. Begin at about four in the afternoon. Clean your bedroom, as most of your time will be spent there.
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).
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.
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
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.
Prepare for thebed 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
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.
Turn your light on to a dim setting.Line towels against the crack of your door to block out the light.
Prepare to have fun.Once your parents are asleep, stay up. It should be late at night (10:00-12:00 pm). 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.
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.
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.
Eat something.Between (4:00-6:00 am), late 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.
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
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.
QuestionIf I close my eyes for 5 minutes, I fall asleep. How can I avoid this?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerCover your face with a blanket or pillow and keep your eyes open. Or you can try facing the other direction, away from your door so that your parents won't know you're awake if they look in.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if you are not allowed to have your light on?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerUse a flashlight or the flashlight on your phone.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if I have a little sister who will tell on me?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerBribe her. Give her some snacks and tell her you'll do whatever she wants you to do the next day if she doesn't tell.Thanks!
QuestionWhat do I do if I have cats and if they see me they'll think it's time to eat and wake up my parents?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerRun back to bed and pretend nothing happened, so if anyone walks in, nobody will know you stayed up. Before you go to bed, make a map of all the creaky floorboards, and when you go downstairs, bring the map and never step on those floorboards. Of course, if you don't leave your room, your cats won't know you're awake.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if my parents go to bed at 1 a.m.?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerUnfortunately, you will have to wait in your room doing something quiet util about 2 a.m. Then it's probably safe to move around and get some snacks if you need to.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if I have school and I get no sleep?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAs it says in the article, it's best to do this on a non-school night. If you do stay up all night on a school night every once in a while you will be okay, though you'll having trouble staying awake during school. Just don't make a habit of it.Thanks!
QuestionWhat if I accidentally fall asleep? How do I wake up?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerSet alarms for every 30 minutes or so if you want to wake up soon after you fall asleep if it's that important to you, but if your body is telling you to go to sleep, you should just go to sleep.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I keep from getting bored at night?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerPlan ahead. Make a list of all the activities you can do. Load your devices with games and apps and alternate between them so you don't get bored. Have snacks. If you still get bored, just go to sleep.Thanks!
QuestionI am a 12-year-old girl. Even if I stay up all night and sleep for only 1 or 2 hours, I don't feel like going back to sleep. Is this normal?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt's not that unusual, but you shouldn't make a habit of this. Even if you don't feel tired, you need to get around 8-10 hours of sleep every night to stay healthy.Thanks!
QuestionIs it possible to text without making noise?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, usually if you put your phone on silent, texting will not make any noise.Thanks!
To stay up all night without getting noticed by your parents, prepare by bringing supplies to your room, like video games, books, snacks, and drinks. Next, pretend to go to bed at your normal bedtime, and don’t make any noise until you’re sure your parents have fallen asleep. Once they’re asleep, keep your electronics on a low volume, and make sure there aren’t too many lights coming from your room. Remember that your parents might get up to use the bathroom during the night, so keep listening for sounds of doors opening and closing.
- 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 can 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.
- 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.
- If you have an activity early in the morning (like 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 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.
- Do not lie down doing these activities. This will cause your body to think it is time to sleep.
- If you are going to be walking, make a map of the creaky floor boards. That way, you don't make noise.
- Youwillbe 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're doing this on a school night, you may fall asleep in class or forget what you learned.
- 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.
- 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 slam your bedroom door when you leave your room, it will get you in trouble and risk waking your parents.
- 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.
- Be very careful if you have siblings that are light sleepers. They will not hesitate to bust you.
Things You'll Need
Any type of fan (if possible)
Computer (does not have to be in your room)
Notepad and pencils
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)
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