Dr. Robbins' Book Sleep for Success!


Given the present, stress-inducing sate of the economy and world, there has never been a better time to provide a wake-up call on how to relax, get centered, get 7 to 8 hours of sleep and be happier and more successful. Recent research has shown us that when we get enough sleep, we are able to accomplish more in less time and with less stress and greater health. We don't need a 26-hour day. With more efficient and effective sleep habits, in our book , 24 hours is more than adequate.

"New ways to jumpstart your entire life - it's all here!"

- Ken Blanchard, co-author of
The One Minute Manager

Published Research on Sleep & Wellness

Dr. Robbins conducts research on how to help individuals, communities, and coporations get better sleep. She conducts empirical research on the small changes we can make tonight to drastically improve our productivity, our efficiency, and our health. Her research, published in the peer-reviewed literature is below:


1.         Rebecca Robbins and Brian Wansink. The 10% solution: Tying managerial evaluation and promotion to workplace wellness efforts. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, In Press.


2.         Rebecca Robbins. Social conversation and its relationship to sleep behavior among college students. Sleep Health, 1, 304 – 310.


3.         Rebecca Robbins and Brian Wansink. (2015). Designing employee health contracts for the workplace. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 8, 3.


4.         Rebecca Robbins and Jeff Niederdeppe. (2015). Using the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction to identify promising message strategies to promote healthy sleep behavior among college students. Health Communication, 29, 1 – 13.


5.         Rebecca Robbins. (2014). Book review: Social networks and popular understanding of science and health. Journal of Communication, 64, E1 – E3.


6.         Rebecca Robbins, Jeff Niederdeppe, Helen Lundell and Jamie Meyerson. (2013). Views of city, county, and state policymakers about childhood obesity in New York State, 2010-2011. Preventing Chronic Disease, 10.


7.         Jeff Niederdeppe, Theodore Lee, Rebecca Robbins, Kay Kyung Kim, Alex Kresovich, Danielle Kirshenblat, .. and Erika Fowler. (2013). Content and effects of exposure to news stories about uncertain cancer causes and preventive behaviors on cancer fatalism, confusion and information overload. Health Communication, 28, 1 – 15.


8.         James Maas, Rebecca Robbins, Rebecca Fortgang, and Sharon Driscoll. (2011). Adolescent Sleep. In Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Vol. 1, pp. 56 – 66). San Diego: Academic Press.


9.         James Maas and Rebecca Robbins. (2011). Sleep for Success! Everything you must know about sleep but are too tired to ask. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.