I had a horrible sleep lab experience. I wish my Doctor had allowed me to take home the box. He said that my case is complicated so I had to go in to a sleep lab. I told him I have a difficult time sleeping in any bed but my own. He didn't care nor did he offer me a sleeping pill. I had to show up two hours before my tech got there, had I known I would have showed up late. They wanted me dressed for bed at 6pm. I did what they asked and thought oh well at least I can watch TV. Not so as the TV was broken in my room, so I sat staring at the wall for two hours. When my tech arrived and I found out I would be tethered to the bed with wires I became concerned as I have an enlarged prostate and Crohn's disease. The tech. looked horrified and said well you can yell for me I can hear you and I will come and unhook you so you can go to the bathroom. I am sure that they must have had other patients with Crohn's so I am not sure why he seemed so horrified but I guess my doctor didn't inform them that this could be a problem. Ok, I have rambled enough but long story short I didn't sleep more than two hours that night and it was just enough time so it can qualify as a complete study. I had got up at 4am and said ok I need to leave now. My tech said we just need 10 more minutes and you can go. So I layed there for ten minutes and said ok unhook me now please. He came in and seemed upset. I came in at 6pm that is my normal dinner time and I normally go to bet at 11:30pm, so at 4am I was extremely hungry and the bed was so hard that my back hurt to the point of making me sweat. I have severe spinal stenosis as well. He said the Doctor might want me to do another sleep study for CPAP titration. I told him there is zero chance of me ever coming back here, even if it means not going on CPAP. My doctor was smart and figured this out by my comments to the tech and ordered an auto CPAP for me. I wish that I had a better experience. Next time I will insist on taking the at home test if I should need another sleep test. I drove home half asleep with goo in my hair,a growling stomach, and hurting back.