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 Scientific Research

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:


Book & Encyclopedia Chapters

1.     Maas J, Robbins R, Fortgang, R, Driscoll, S. (2011). Adolescent Sleep. In Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Vol. 1, pp. 56 – 66). San Diego, California: Academic Press.

2.     Maas J & Robbins R. (2011). Sleep for success! Everything you need to know about sleep but are too tired to ask. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse.

Peer Reviewed Journals

1.     Niederdeppe J, Lee T, Robbins R, Kim K, Kresovich A, Kirshenblat D, Fowler E. (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.

2.     Robbins R, Niederdeppe J, Lundell H, Meyerson J. (2013). Views of city, county, and state policymakers about childhood obesity in New York State, 2010-2011. Preventing Chronic Disease, 10.

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

4.     Robbins R, Niederdeppe J. (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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2013.835215

5.     Robbins R & Wansink B. (2015). Designing employee health contracts for the workplace. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 8, 3.

6.     Robbins R. (2015). Social conversation and its relationship to sleep behavior among college students. Sleep Health, 1, 304 – 310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2015.09.012

7.     Robbins R & Wansink B. (2016). The 10% solution: Tying managerial evaluation and promotion to workplace wellness efforts. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 21, 4, 494 – 503. https://doi.org/ 10.1037/a0039989

8.     Robbins R & Niederdeppe J. (2016) How Online Peer-to-Peer Conversation Shapes the Effects of a Message About Healthy Sleep. Prevention Science, 18, 2, 141 – 151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11121-016-0688-6

9.     Wansink B & Robbins R. (2016). Which Design Components of Nutrition Infographics Make Them Memorable and Compelling? American Journal of Health Behavior, 40, 6, 779 – 787. https://doi.org/ 10.5993/AJHB.40.6.10

10.  Williams N. J., Robbins R., Rapoport D, Allegrante JP, Cohall A., Ogedegbe G., & Jean-Louis G. (2017). Tailored approach to sleep health education (TASHE): Study protocol for a web-based randomized controlled trial. Trials, 17, 585. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1701-x

11.  Robbins R, Krebs P, Jagannathan R, Duncan D. (2017). Health App Use Among US Mobile Phone Users: Analysis of Trends by Chronic Disease Status. JMIR MHealth and UHealth. 5(12), e197. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.7832

12.  Robbins R, Senathirajah Y, Wiliams NJ, Hutchinson C, Rapoport DM, Allegrante, J, Cohall A, Ogedegbe O, Jean-Louis, G. (2018). Developing an online health communication tool for promoting awareness about sleep apnea among blacks. Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1423865

13.  Robbins R, Krebs, P, Jean-Louis, G, Dustin, D. (2018). Mobile sleep tracking in a National sample of US adults. Health Communication, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2017.1422104

14.  Knowlden, A., Robbins, R., & Grandner, M. (2018). Social cognitive models of fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and sleep behavior in overweight and obese men. Health Behavior Review, 1 (2). https://doi.org/10.4148/2572-1836.1011

15.  Robbins R, Seixas A, Jean-Louis G, Parthasarathy S, Rapoport D.M., Ogedegbe G, Ladapo J. (2018). Examining sleep difficulty diagnosis and treatment in cardiovascular patients in medical visits 2007 to 2012. PlosOne. 13(5), e0196981. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0196981

16.  Robbins R, Seixas A, Schoenthaler A. (2018). The nature and scope of patient-sharing network research: A novel, important area for network science. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 8(4), 626-628. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/iby052

17.  Robbins R., & Jean-Louis, G. (2018). Sleep at Work: The Economic and Societal Argument for Workplace-Based Health Promotion Tailored to Shift Workers. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(7), 1641–1644. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117118790621d

18.  Loeb, S., Sengupta, S., Butaney, M., Macaluso, J. N., Czarniecki, S. W., Robbins, R., … Langford, A. (2018). Dissemination of misinformative and biased information about prostate cancer on YouTube. European Urology, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2018.10.056

19.  Robbins R & Niederdeppe J. (2019). Testing the role of narrative and gain-loss framing in messages to promote sleep hygiene among high school students. Journal of Health Communication, 24(1), 84–93. https://doi: 10.1080/10810730.2019.1581305

20.  Robbins R, Grandner M, Buxton OM, Hale L, Buysse DJ, Knutson K, Patel SR, Troxel WM, Youngstedt S, Czeisler CA, Jean-Louis G. (In press). Sleep myths: An expert-led study to identify false beliefs about sleep that impinge upon population sleep health practices. Sleep Health.

21.  Robbins R, Underwood P, Jackson CL, Jean-Louis G, Buxton OM. (In press). Employee Sleep and Workplace Health Promotion: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Health Promotion. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117119841407

22.  Bastien C, Ellis J, Athey A, Chakravorty SC, Robbins R, Knowlden A, Charest J,
Grandner M. (In press). Driving After Drinking Alcohol Associated with Insufficient Sleep and Insomnia among Student Athletes and Non-Athletes.  Brain Sciences, 9(2): 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9020046

23.  Robbins R, Jean-Louis G, Gallagher RA, Hale L, Branas CC, Gooneratne N, Alfonso-Miller P, Perlis M, Grandner M. (In Press). Examining Social Capital in Relation to Sleep Duration, Insomnia, and Daytime Sleepiness. Sleep Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2019.03.019  

24.  Robbins R, Butler M, Schoenthaler A. (In Press). The association of physician burnout, stress, and the quality of doctor-patient communication. Patient Education & Counseling.