If you’re looking to catch some happy Z’s, Zyppah wants to be the mouthpiece that helps you to do it. The quirk-sounding name is actually ‘happy z’ spelled backward. It’s a dentist-designed, hybrid mouthpiece that also stands out from the rest with its selection of colors: There’s green and black, pink and white and even an army green camo-look mouthpiece.
Zyppah claims to be the only anti-snoring mouthpiece that combines two methods of snore reduction in one device.
How Does the ZYPPAH Mouthpiece Work?
The Zyppah works by doing two things at once:
- Stabilizing your tongue. This mouthpiece has a stabilizing strap that prevents the tongue from falling back and obstructing your throat.
- Holding your jaw slightly forward. The lower jaw repositioning, or mandibular advancement, helps to reduce airway obstruction during sleep.
Both features of the Zyppah mouthpiece work to increase airflow while you sleep and, therefore, reduce or eliminating snoring. You need to keep your mouth closed while you wear it, but it has air holes that allow you to breathe through your mouth during use.
The Zyppah is a boil-and-bite mouthpiece to provide a custom fit for your mouth and to keep the mouthpiece in place during the night. Moulding the mouthpiece to your teeth is the only step you need to take as far as adjusting the Zyppah. In fact, the company doesn’t think user adjustability is a good idea in general.
You can clean your Zyppah with a toothbrush and soap or with denture cleaner. Zyppah also sells a cleaner called SNAP you can use that destroys 99.9 percent of all bacteria. Once it’s dry, store your mouthpiece in the protective case that comes with it.
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Pros & Cons
- The boil-and-bite fitting allows for a snug placement of the mouthpiece during sleep.
- Holds the tongue stable and gently pulls the jaw forward to keep the airway obstruction free.
- Allows for breathing through the mouth.
- FDA approved as a safe and effective anti-snoring mouthpiece.
- It’s made from BPA-free, silicone-like material.
- Has a 90-day guarantee
- The Zyppah has a slim profile that makes it comfortable to wear.
- You will need to pay for the return shipping if you decide the product doesn’t work for you and your original shipping cost won’t be refunded.
- It can take time to get used to wearing this device. Drooling and soreness are typical the first few times you wear the Zyppah.
- Since it only comes in one size, it may not fit every mouth comfortably.
- You can’t wear the Zyppah if you wear full dentures since it needs to sit on teeth to stay in place during sleep.
- Can’t be used if you have TMJ
About the Company
The Zyppah anti-snoring mouthpiece was designed by a dentist and bioengineer named Jonathan Greenburg, who invented the hybrid concept anti-snoring mouthpiece. During his years of practice, he noticed that most mouthpieces failed to address the tongue, which relaxes during sleep and falls back, blocking the airway. He developed the Zyppah to combine mandibular advancement and tongue stabilization to help to alleviate snoring. Zyppah received FDA approval in December 2011 and is patent-pending. Zyppah also produces prescription-only versions of its anti-snoring mouthpiece.
Should You Buy a Zyppah Mouthpiece?
The Zyppah is a great choice if your snoring is caused by throat obstruction because it’s FDA approved, made from medical-grade, hypoallergenic materials and BPA free. It’s been on the market since 2011 and has a good reputation. Since it’s a hybrid device, it may be more effective against snoring since it addresses the two causes of throat obstruction during sleep.
Users claim it has a slim profile so it may not feel as bulky in your mouth at night. The 90-day guarantee is more than enough time to determine whether or not the Zyppah mouthpiece will work for you. If you want an anti-snoring mouthpiece that addresses two causes of snoring at once, the Zyppah is a good bet.