If you HATE snoring, you may LOVE Zyppah. But exactly what is a Zyppah? Zyppah is a well-renowned hybrid anti-snoring device, being both a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), and a Tongue Stabilizing Device (TSD). Snoring occurs when the jaw falls to the back of the throat, or the tongue falls to the back of the mouth, partially blocking the airway. The airflow passing through this narrowed airway will cause the throat tissues there to vibrate, making you snore. MADs stop you from snoring by keeping the jaw pushed forward, while TSDs keep your tongue from falling to the back of your throat and partially clogging the airway. The Zyppah mouthpiece combines both devices in order to more effectively stop you from snoring.
The MAD part of it can be adjusted through a boil-and-bite process.
Breathing holes allows you to breathe through your mouth while sleeping.
Like most MADs the Zyppah should help you stop grinding your teeth since it locks your jaw in place.
Though the product itself has not gone through clinical trials, both MADs and TSDs have been proven to be efficient remedies to snoring. Also, the Zyppah is an FDA cleared product.
The company also has more expensive mouthpieces that are molded in your dentist’s office. These mouthpieces are more expensive and their price will depend on your dentist and your location. This review is on the Zyppah, which can be bought over the counter without a dentist’s prescription.
It is made of thermoplastic so the user can adjust the device to his/her jaw with a boil-and-bit process and it is made of a thermoplastic that is BPA and Latex free.
The Zyppah combines a MAD with a TSD in order to give the best chances of tackling the user’s snoring problem. The MAD retains the jaw in a forward position so it cannot fall to the back of your throat, partially clogging the airway, and there is also an elastic, which is the TSD part, that keeps your tongue stabilized in your mouth, to prevent it from also falling back.
It is one-size fits all, so should fit everyone, and this way there is no chance of choosing the wrong size.
There are breathing holes at the front of the device, allowing the user to breathe through the mouth.
Being latex free is important because many people can get an allergic reaction when they come into contact with latex, while even more people are latex sensitive. Being BPA free is equally important since many health-related organizations, including the Food and Drug Administration, suggest not to use BPA since in the long term it may have negative effects on the brain, be linked to heart problems, and some studies say it can change hormone levels, leading to certain cancer.
As previously mentioned the Zyppah will stop your jaw and your tongue from falling backward and partially clogging the back of your throat. With a cleared airway, the tissues in the back of your throat will be much less likely to vibrate, thereby decreasing or completely eliminating your snoring.
Before using the Zyppah or shaping it with the boil-and-bite process, make sure to brush your teeth and clean your mouth.
Make sure to read the instructions on how to wear it and mold it. To mold the mouthpiece, follow these few steps:
There is an important difference with respect to the fitting of the Zyppah relative to other MADs, and it is that you must visually adjust the device using a mirror, rather than having your teeth be guided by a piece of plastic showing you exactly where to put our teeth. Though this should not be seen as a disadvantage given the great reviews the Zyppah has been given online; it is only a minor difference from other products.
You will be able to remold it up to three times if you don’t get the perfect fit.
The device must be cleaned after each use using a toothbrush and either toothpaste or mouthwash. Make sure to clean in all the little crevices. When done rinse with cold water and let it air-dry.
Each week you should clean it using a dental cleaner by letting the device soak in the cleaner for around 10 minutes, rinsing it in cold water, and finally letting it air-dry.
Make sure to store your Zyppah in a dry place, hidden away from your dog.
As for the lifespan of this product, being of good quality the company says it can last for months, and reviews online will tell you it can last for anywhere between 6 and 18 months of daily use. This is good for a mouthpiece of around this price since the average lifespan is around 6 to 12 months. How long it lasts will obviously depend on whether it is stored and cleaned properly, and will vary amongst users. For someone who grinds their teeth for example, it will not last as long even if the Zyppah stops the teeth grinding since it will constantly have to resist your jaw’s movements.
The most common side effects are
All these side effects are common to all MADs, though some models will be worse than others on average, though the Zyppah seems to be in the better category.
If your tongue feels a bit sore it is because the Zyppah is a hybrid, TSD and MAD, meaning it also targets your tongue.
The side effects usually disappear within the first few days, making you adapt to the device relatively quickly.
There have not been any clinical trials done using this product, though the general technology it uses, MAD and TSD, have both been proven to work in reducing snoring.
The Zyppah seems like an effective product given the really positive reviews it has received online. The Zyppah retains your jaw and your tongue in a forward position, which are the two most common culprits in your snoring. It has a wide breathing hole at the front so you don’t have to get used to breathing through your nose while wearing your MAD. Being a boil-and-bite type the device should take the shape of your jaw relatively well, making you get comfortable wearing this mouthpiece quickly.
The Zyppah requires a bit more of a meticulous cleaning process after each use than most MADs because of its added part (elastic holding your tongue) and due to its shape with lots of little crevices. Also, you need to be a bit more careful when adjusting it during the boil-and-bite process given that it is somewhat different from most MADs. But these two details should not put you off from trying out this product.
The Zyppah can’t be worn by people wearing dentures or crowns, or who have loose teeth. Though if you have some tooth situation you should ask your dentist before using any MAD.
You can buy the Zyppah on the official website: www.zyppah.com
The Zyppah costs $119.85 for one, though it has been on a long lasting sale at $99.95. And you can buy two for $239.70, now on SALE at $149.95 (respectively $119.85 and $74.97).
Their SNAP oral appliance cleaner costs $24.95.
There is a 45-day money back guarantee!
It costs $9.95 to be shipped to the United States.
The company was founded by a doctor with more than 30 years experience in the dentistry industry. The company was founded in 2007, and it has been selling its products on the market for a number of years. The company and its products have accumulated many good reviews and customer feedback. So it is a reputable company that has been established for a number of years.
Though the product has not gone through clinical trials, it has been cleared by the FDA. This means the FDA deems this product similar enough to another legally recognized product.
Zyppah is a hybrid anti-snoring device, combining the technologies of a Mandibular Advancement Device and of a Tongue Retaining Device, which means it stops your jaw from falling back and your tongue from clogging the back of your throat, allowing for air to more freely flow into your lungs.
It is molded at home using a boil-and-bite process that allows it to better fit your jaw. And in order to allow for this boil-and-bite process, it is made of a thermoplastic that is both BPA and latex free, making it safer to use.
It also has a breathing hole at the front.
You should clean your device after each use and once a week. To clean the device on a daily basis, you need to use a toothbrush and either toothpaste or mouthwash, making sure to get into all the small corners of the device, rinsing it with cold water, and letting it air dry. You should also clean it using a denture cleaner like the product they offer called SNAP, letting it soak in the denture cleaner, then rinsing it in cold water and letting it air dry.
Make sure to store it in a dry place.
If properly taken care of it should last between 6 and 18 months. Though this is a bit longer than most MADs, the product is also a bit more expensive.
You may feel your jaw or tongue being sore, excessively drool, have a dry mouth, and other small side effects when first using the product but within a few days these should go away.
Finally, there have been no clinical trials done on the product but the company has gotten the Zyppah FDA cleared.
Summary: The Zyppah is a quality mouthpiece. It has many good reviews and has upheld its reputation over the years. It has a long lifespan, making its slightly higher price reasonable. It was also cleared by the FDA.
In conclusion, this product is worth a try, given its good reputation, and the 30 day money-back guarantee, meaning you can return it if you aren’t satisfied with the product (minus the shipping costs).
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!