Zyppah Mouthpiece Reviews 2019 – Understanding How it Works

Snoring is something many people experience when sleeping or you might be sleeping with someone that snores. One thing about snoring that people do not know is that it disrupts your sleep. This is because snoring actually affects and hinders your breathing as your brain is not getting enough oxygen as well when you snore. 

Most might think snoring is from the nose but some types of snoring is actually caused by the tongue and how it is placed. When you snore, your tongue is actually falling to the back of your mouth and blocking the airway, so when the airway is blocked the air is forcing itself through the narrow passage that it has which causes the snoring sound to happen. So if you move the tongue away from blocking the airway the snoring will stop. Hence why Zyppah was created to help with this issue and solve your snoring problems away.

Types of Snoring

Nasal

If your snoring is whistle like of a wheezing sound it would be due to your nose which is caused by some blockage in your nasal passage. The blockage might be caused by a deviated septum, some physical obstruction in the nose or just a stuffy nose or allergies.

Some symptoms that nose snorers have would be bad breath, dry mouth or if you experience headaches as well. For the deviated septum, usually surgery would be required to remove it so do consult your doctor to check what is causing your snoring.

Mouth

Mouth snorers are similar to nose snorers as it is also caused by a blockage in the nose that is too blocked which causes them to sleep with their mouth opens. In this case, when the mouth is open it causes the soft tissues in the mouth to vibrate which then causes the snoring sound. Or it might also be due to tonsils in the mouth, if your tonsils are large in size it might also cause you to snore through your mouth.

Tongue

So, for tongue snoring the snorer is most often snoring with loud pitched sounds. Just as mentioned above, the snoring that happens when the tongue is covering the airway of the throat which causes this type of snoring. This is because the tongue relaxes when you lie down which might cause it to cover the airway.

Most snorers are tongue snorers and it is the most common. If you have lots of neck fat, love to drink alcohol and consume sleeping medication, your snoring is most likely a tongue snoring. To help combat this using a mouth guard is helpful to prevent snoring

Throat snoring or Sleep Apnea

Throat snorers are the loudest of all the snorers and also the most serious one. It is due to sleep apnea and this means a person stops breathing few times while they sleep and the sleeper is unaware of this. The usually snore very loudly and the noise stops then they wake up in a sudden jerk gasping for air which indicates they stopped breathing for awhile.

This type of snoring is the most severe and if left untreated can lead to unwanted issues like high blood pressure or diabetes. Snorers of this sort should seek for medical attention, see a doctor for treatment or therapy.

What is Zyppah

So Zyppah is constructed to stop tongue snorers in particular as it is built with a tongue strap which is targeted directly to the tongue. As mentioned earlier tongue snorers snore because the tongue falls back and blocks the airway for air to circulate hence disrupting the breathing which causes snoring. The Zyppah acts like a seatbelt for your tongue holding it down in place to prevent it or stop it from blocking your airway.

The Zyppah is considered a Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) which are devices that stabilize the jaw and keep your tongue or soft tissues from causing snoring as it vibrates. Mandibular refers to the word mandible which is your jawbone as MAD puts pressure on your jawbone and pushes them forward slightly. The tongue muscle is also connected to the lower jaw so when the jaw is pushed forward it follows and moves forward as well which is why the tongue cannot fall back to the airway anymore. It is also a Tongue Retaining Device as it pulls the tongue or holds the tongue down in place so it does not fall back and block the airway.

This device will help prevent snoring for those who sleep on their backs as well as it is easier for the tongue to block the airway while sleeping on the back.

How ZYPPAH Stops Snoring

So, ZYPPAH is a mouthpiece that you would wear when sleeping to prevent snoring or tongue snoring in particular. According to the founder, it is a simple mouthpiece and the only device that is two ways and targets two key causes of snoring when you sleep to provide you good quality sleep.

As mentioned above, Zyppah is a MAD so it pushes the jaw forwards which pushed the tongue so it allows your airways to be free and open and it also controls the tongue with its patented tongue elastic piece. It is also easy to fit in your mouth and is comfortable to wear. The Zyppah was created by a dentist to there is no need to worry that the device might harm or damage your teeth.

Zyppah Components

Below will be some details on Zyppah and some components of it as well. The device comes in 5 colours that you can choose from but their default colour is black and green.

Type

So Zyppah is a MAD, Mandibular Advancement Device as well as a Tongue Retaining device that helps prevent snoring. Zyppah  is a hybrid appliance as it has both these components.

Material

The material used for this device is safe as it uses FDA cleared plastic that is non toxic latex free and also BPA free which is similar to containers or tupperware you keep water in. So it is safe with no harmful chemicals. The tongue retaining part of the device also uses soft rubber so it will not be uncomfortable to use when sleeping and it will not affect your comfort and sleep in a bad way.

Sizes

The Zyppah hybrid device only comes in one size but it is a one size fits most as it should fit most mouth sizes with no issue as most adults have the same size mouths iwith different bite size but that is customizable. Comparing it to other snoring/mouthguard devices the Zyppah is slightly smaller than some of the over the counter snoring devices.

Customizable

The Zyppah is “boil and bite.” meaning that you would need to put the device into hot water and then place it in your mouth and it will actually mould to the bite size and the shape of your mouth. If the sizes change or you have any problems with it, you can reheat it and bite it again to change it and suit your mouth and bite.

Effectiveness

The Zyppah is effective and has help lots of people stop their snoring. This device has also been used by celebrities and they have said it works as well. For most cases, this device does stop the snoring very quickly by 100%.

How to use it

To use the Zyppah there are 6 simple steps to it.

  1. Firstly you would need to get all the tools you need ready. Below are the suggested appliance you would need.
  • Your Zyppah Appliance
  • Mirror (preferably a standing mirror or a bathroom mirror not a handheld mirror)
  • Kitchen Utensils – Tongs (preferably), spoon or fork.
  • 2 Quarts of water (approximately 8 cups)
  • Paper towels or a regular towel
  • Timer
  • Microwave safe container
  1. Now, heat the 2 quarts of water till a boil and then pour it into the microwave safe plastic container. Ensure that it is deep enough for you to submerge the device into it.
  2. Use the tongs (or spoon/fork) to gently place the device into the container of water and immerse it. Soak the Zyppah in the container of hot water for about 30 to 45 seconds. Take note that the Zyppah will try to float while you immerse it in so this is when you take the tongs to keep it in the water by pressing it down while avoiding touching the sides or the bottom of the container as it might try to stick to the container.
  3. Now you can remove the device from the hot water and pick it up by the tongue strap using a fork for easy hold. After you take it out, wait for about 5 to 10 seconds till the device is warm to the touch.
  4. This step is where you mould the device to the shape of your bite. Starting with the lower teeth, you can press the Zyppah down onto your lower teeth with your fingers and then move your lower jaw forward to align your upper teeth with the Zyppah and bite it down. Hold in this position for about one minute. Ensure that you get a good impression of your teeth on the Zyppah when you bite it down.
  5. For the last step, remove the device from your mouth and then rinse it under cold water for about 30 seconds to set the shape of your bite on the Zyppah.

After all the steps, if the device does not feel right in your mouth you can still remold it to try and make it the right size. The Zyppah can be remold up to 3 more times after the original molding. To do so you just would need to repeat steps 2 to 6 again and create a new bite shape.

How to clean and keep the Zyppah

When not using the Zyppah, keep the device in its protective case provided and place it in a cool and dry place. The company recommends using their Z-clean to clean it every week to keep it fresh and extend the life use of the Zyppah.

The Z-clean or Zyppah-Clean is their anti fungal, antibacterial and antiviral cleaning foam that has been approved to clean Zyppah oral appliances. The cleaning foam will be able to sanitize your device within 60 seconds and then you an dry it up with a cloth. 

If you do not want to purchase the Z-Clean, you can clean your Zyppah device with a toothbrush and toothpaste or you can even soak it in effervescent oral device cleaning tablets.

One thing not to do is using household cleaning products or harsh chemicals to clean the device.

What makes Zyppah Different?

Zyppah is one of the only mouthpiece that is two ways to get better, other mouthpiece brings the jaw forward tongue is attached causing tongue to be forward.

This mouthpiece is also comfortable and will not give you a gagging feeling even with the added elastic to hold your tongue it is still very comfortable to use and sleep with. Zyppah is also the only hybrid appliance out in the market at the moment being both a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) and a Tongue Retaining Device (TRD). The Zyppah device is also a device that works with your mouth close, it does not follow your mouth or open as your mouth opens, it does not articulate at the posterior joint. Zyppah also functions differently from other Tongue Retaining Device with its patented tongue elastic.

The Zyppah device also comes in a Zyppah Pro version which offers other models to the device that resembles some of the professionally made sleep apnea oral appliances. So this version of the device can help throat snorers or sleep apnea sufferers. The difference about the Zyppah Pro is that is has the same structure of the tongue retaining strap which is Zyppah’s patented tongue elastic in the device which differs it from other sleep apnea devices.

Advantages

Design

The Zyppah is a device with a hybrid design that tackles two ways as it is both a Mandibular Advancement Device and a Tongue Retaining Device. The device was also created by a dentist that works with sleep apnea patients as well so the design is well thought of and does work well. There is also customizable fitting for each person as you would bite into the device to create the bite shape for you to use every night.

Materials

The Zyppah is made with good quality and safe materials using BPA-free, non-toxic, and latex-free materials. So do not worry of putting something bad in your mouth as the device is safe. The materials use also allows the device to be breathable and there is easy airflow as well.

Warranty

The Zyppah also comes with a 90-Day warranty where most competitors only have a 30 day warranty and has been guaranteed to work for you and if not the company provides your money back. So there is not much risk in purchasing this device as if it doesn’t work you do not lose anything.

Service

Zyppah also offers great customer service with their 24/7 live customer service and all the care representatives are from the united states. Every ZYPPAH comes with a 90-Day warranty and is guaranteed to work or your money back.  We provide 24/7 live customer service and all of the ZYPPAH customer care representatives live and work here in the United States.

Ease of cleaning

The device is also easy to maintain its cleanliness as you would only need to clean it once a week by using the Z-clean solution or you can use toothpaste and toothbrush of even a denture tablet effervescent.

Ease of breathing

Users that has used this device have no complaints about breathing issues. The device is meant to keep your tongue and jaw in the right position to prevent and hindrances in your breathing so there should not be any blockage to your airways that would cause breathing issues. 

Lifespan

The Zyppah has a lifespan of 9 to 12 months but it varies very differently depending on the person using it. So if would be dependent on how you use the device and take care of the device as well..

Bruxism concerns

Although the Zyppah is not designed to help with bruxism, it does help. This is because the device keeps a space between your jaw, a barrier so it will help you if you suffer from bruxism. But if you do grind your teeth at an intense pace, it would reduce the lifespan of the product.

Disadvantages

Suitability

Some of the disadvantages to this device is that it might not be suitable for everyone. If you are one that have crowns and bridges it might not work well for you. Also if you wear dentures, the device is also not advisable to use.

Adjustment

It might also take some time for you to get use to the device to adjust yourself to be comfortable and used to the tongue elastic component of the device as it is something unusual. You might also experience some soreness in the jaw in the initial stages of using the Zyppah and it will wear off. You might also experience some drooling when using the Zyppah which is quite common with MADs so there is no need to worry.

Side effects

There are no major side effects but some buyers did notice they experience some jaw soreness in the beginning and also salivation but it did go away over time once they were used to it. Some users also say the elastic band used was a little uncomfortable.

Conclusion

Overall the ZYPPAH is a great device to help tackle snoring issues caused by the tongue and they even have a ZYPPAH Pro version to help with Sleep Apnea. With these two creations is it a great solution to snorrers out there as snoring is due to the blockage in the airway which is harmful for your health.

With the ZYPPAH it has many great benefits and on top of that it is very easy to use and manage with no hassle. ZYPPAH also does not cause any side effects or harm the body in any way which is good as all materials used are safe and friendly to the body. The ZYPPAH is definitely worth a try and there is no risk buying the device since they offer a 90 day money back guarantee if you do not like the product.

About the Author Jessica Larsen

I am a big advocate that having a great sleep is something everyone deserves. With over 10 years of experience in this field, I would love to use this platform as a means to help you achieve a good night sleep.

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