Zyppah (zee-pah) is an anti-snoring device that combines the two well-known types of mouthpieces, Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSD) and Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD). TSDs work to hold the tongue in place to keep it from blocking the airway during sleep while MADs stabilize the tongue by positioning the lower jaw in a forward position. Zyppah is renowned because it utilizes both of these methods, guaranteeing to eliminate snoring in the user. With the Zyppah system, the tongue is held in place by a band at the back of the device which stops the tongue from falling back and obstructing the airway. Simultaneously, the jaw is brought forward, tightening the muscles in the back of the mouth and throat in order to prevent the tongue from moving underneath the band. Because the tongue cannot move and the throat muscles are stretched, snoring is eliminated as the airway is kept open and unobstructed. The clear passageway allows more oxygen rich air to enter into the body, benefiting the overall health of the user by allowing for a deeper and more restorative sleep.
First appearing in 2012, the Zyppah system was created by a well-experienced dentist and bioengineer who spent a decade studying the problem of snoring. Like many other MAD mouthpieces, the Zyppah uses the “boil and bite method” to custom fit the piece to your individual mouth shape. With the “boil and bite” method, the guard must be softened by boiling in a pot of water until it becomes moldable. Then, once the guard has cooled to an appropriate temperature, the user bites the guard allowing it to form a mold of the mouth. Once the mold is obtained, the guard is place in ice water to harden in order to maintain the new shape. If for any reason the guard does not fit properly, it can be boiled again and reshaped. By doing this, the mouthpiece is customized to each individual user, making for a perfect fit and allowing complete comfort in the wearer. Snoring mouthpieces are key to managing the problem.
Zyppah is FDA approved and made in the United States. They offer a thirty day trial period for a fee of $9.95 to cover the shipping and handling of the product but when purchasing the product itself the shipping fee is waived. To purchase Zyppah, the cost is $89.95 and includes a travel case and a guide to ensure proper usage. However, depending on individual wear and tear, especially if you grind your teeth, the product must be replaced every year.
Zyppah users enjoy the product’s slim fit and comfortable shape, not to mention its incredible effectiveness. While many other stop snoring devices are large and awkwardly fitted, Zyppah has a relatively small profile which makes it more comfortable and easier to wear than other devices. Because the mouthpiece is customized to each user, little to no discomfort is felt when wearing the device beyond the initial soreness from jaw adjustment. Additionally, the custom shape allows for the guard to stay in your mouth throughout the night. While this device is suitable for nearly all people who suffer from snoring, it is not recommended for those who wear dentures.