Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It looks like attempted suicide when a woman named Hannah (Jayma Mays) swallows an entire bottle of sleeping pills. But appearances are deceiving as usual: Hannah has been awake for eight days straight, and all she wants is a little sleep. Unfotunately, the poor woman will die of acute insomnia unless House (Hugh Laurie) can persuade Hannah's partner Max (Dahlia Salmen) to make a most unusual sacrifice. Meanwhile, House himself has been suffering from sleep deprivation ever since Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) moved in. Elsewhere, a language breakdown results in a Chinese woman being given birth control pills for a head cold; and Cameron (Jennifer Coleman) is outraged when Foreman (Omar Epps) swipes her ideas for a medical-journal article--apparently with House's full blessing!