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Late Night Gaming: How to Pull an All-Nighter

Updated on October 1, 2017


If your planning on staying up all night to play video games your going to want to make sure you get a decent amount of sleep the night before. It wont be much fun to have an all night gaming session if your already tired and drained.

Making sure that you are already well rested will help keep your mind sharp and also keep your mood up, no one wants to play games with you if your tired, slow, and grumpy.If you absolutely have to there is nothing wrong with putting the controller down and taking a quick power nap. Your body needs sleep and it very much wants to sleep whenever it can, sleep is good for you so taking a mid game nap can help keep you on your toes and at your best.


Be sure to eat healthy foods if you are going to force your body to keep you awake all night, eating healthy foods will keep you from getting sluggish and feeling drained. Your putting a great tax on your body, making it force its self to stay awake when it really wants to sleep, you may as well make sure it has all the fuel it needs to get the job done so you don't slow down in your quests or wipe in your raids. Your friends, and your body, will thank you.

Many times you will want to snack while your playing games, try to pick healthier snacks like pretzels, fruits, veggies, and whatever other healthy foods you like, this doesn't mean you can't order that pizza or Chinese, go ahead and order it, but try to make healthier choices for the rest of the right, you'll be glad you did.

Good Company

Its always easier to stay up all night if you have a friend over to stay up with you, you can keep each other alert by talking and playing your games together. Just make sure your company is capable of staying up all night with you, nothing will put a damper on your night if your friend conks out on you and falls asleep in the middle of your game.

Try to keep each other motivated to stay awake You will have fun and hopefully accomplish your tasks in your games, its never a bad thing to have a friend help you out with those difficult quests and to help you kick butt in those multiplayer games

Energy Drinks

There are a ton of energy drink on the market today, including many that have very few, if any, calories. Go for a natural energy drink if you can, your body will thank you and you will be less likely to crash halfway through your night and it wont give you that sluggish feeling that you can sometimes get when drinking soda and energy drinks.

Try to stay away from Soda and try to stick with drinks like Kool-aid, water with lemon in it, tea, basically anything you like as long as its not soda. Soda is empty calories and is full of sugars and dyes that your body does not want inside of it. If your wanting to get all you can out of your night you don't want to tax your body any more than you have to.


If you're good to your body, it will be good to you. You shouldn't stay up all night every night but when you do if your treat your body right and eat healthy you'll be able to stay up and stay at your best when your playing your games. You'll want to do everything to stay on your toes so you can do your in game quests and do your best against your friends in the many multiplayer games. You'll have fun and feel good while your doing it.


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    • Tonyx35 profile image

      J Antonio Marcelino 

      6 years ago from Illinois, USA

      Another thing to check before doing this is that you have enough of a (battery) charge for your wireless controllers, or have a spare battery pack (or more) ready, just in case.


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