Everyone knows snoring is a widespread problem, but few people take it seriously. It’s often the stuff of family jokes – no one wants to sleep in the same room as the uncle who snores when he comes to visit at Christmas.
But snoring presents a serious health risk, not just because you might be too cranky from lack of sleep or your wife even more short-tempered because she never got to sleep in the first place.
Today we compare two best-selling snore guards, the SnoreRx and the Zyppah, to determine which is a better and a more effective investment.
The SnoreRx is repeatedly rated as one of the most effective snore guards on the market, and it outscores the Zyppah every time. The SnoreRx has a “Flex-Jaw” design that can be adjusted up to almost a half an inch so that it can accommodate adults of almost any size. It also has a calibrator so that you can determine the severity and amount of jaw alignment change.
The Zyppah features jaw-forward design as well, but their design is “hybrid” because it also keeps the tongue stationary. This positioning is done with an elastic band that stretches from side to side on the device and over the tongue. Ideally, it would seem that it would make the Zyppah more effective, but my experience does not show that to be the case.
Both are customizable with the heated molding technology, but SnoreRx was very easy to fit and the process much simpler and more accurate than the Zyppah.
The Zyppah does not have the calibration feature of the SnoreRx and I found it less effective as for me it pushed my jaw too far forward.
This feature causes some jaw soreness. My tongue was not pulled far enough from the airway and hence the Zyppah was not as effective in resolving my snoring.
The SnoreRx incorporates something they call V-Flow technology, which means you can breathe through your mouth while sleeping if you need to. This was great for me as I suffer from sinus trouble on occasion and breathe through my mouth when I am asleep.
The Zyppah has this feature, but it is not as well designed as in the SnoreRx though it seemed work almost as well according to my wife.
Also, the SnoreRx uses a boil-and-bite process to customize each snore guard. This customization ensures comfort because each one is specially made for the wearer’s anatomy.
Both devices caused slight soreness until I got used to them. After a few days, each of them felt comfortable in my mouth.
The SnoreRx is more expensive than most at $100 plus $10 shipping and handling. However, it has a 30-day money back guarantee and a lifespan triple that of most other snore guards – up to fifteen months.
The Zyppah is $100 with free shipping and handling, and it claims to have a 90-day money back guarantee, though online reviews reveal there is an inconsistency as to whether they honor it.
SnoreRx is known for excellent customer service, and part of this is its 30-day money back guarantee for unsatisfied clients. Undoubtedly there are few returns, but reports are that the transaction is worry-free when it occurs.
Zyppah has a few negative reports from users complaining about poor customer service and for not honoring their money back guarantee. Zyppah has Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation rated at A+. Four out of the five negative reviews listed on the BBB site related to the money back guarantee.
There were little to no customer service complaints found online for SnoreRx. The Zyppah did not have many complaints either.
The SnoreRx is BPA-free and uses medical-grade materials. It is USDA and FDA approved and has certification from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). It is American-made, as are all the products in it. The company does not have BBB accreditation.
Zyppah is also American-made and approved by the FDA. The company does not advertise whether the USDA has approved the product or if the AASM has certified it.
The SnoreRx is not a particularly attractive device, but attractiveness is not usually a major consideration for most users.
If attractiveness is a concern in a nighttime mouthpiece though, the Zyppah is designed to look like an athletic mouth guard and comes in pink, green, and camouflage. These colors might reduce any embarrassment anyone has over wearing a mouthpiece on a plane or in some other public setting.
The SnoreRx wins, primarily due to the ease of adjusting the device. While the Zyppah doesn’t appear to be an inferior product, I felt the SnoreRX did a better job.
SnoreRx and the Zyppah are two of the most popular snore prevention products on the market, and both are high quality, but SnoreRx wins in every category. Not only is the SnoreRx more effective, but it lasts longer for an equal price, with superior customer service and accreditation.
If the tongue restraint appeals to you or you are self-conscious about the appearance of your snore guard, try the much prettier Zyppah.
But for the product that adjusts easiest and does a credible job at stopping your snoring, choose SnoreRx.
If you have found that your level of alertness during the day has decreased, or you are experiencing health problems that may be signs of sleep apnea or chronic sleep deprivation, purchase SnoreRx today.
Chief editor here at Snore Nation and a proud father of two cool boys. I am a reformed snorer, a reformed smoker, a reformed overeater, a reformed city dweller and a reformed workaholic stress monster on the mission to share my insider tips to restore that quality sleep for you and your partner!