Does The Zyppah Work? What To Know About New Snoring Tech

Posted: Nov 4 2017, 7:31pm CDT | by , Updated: May 1 2018, 5:55am CDT , in Technology News


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Does the Zyppah Work? What to Know About New Snoring Tech

How Zyppah Works and What You Should Know About Snoring Tech

Zyppah is a new piece of mouth guard technology designed to remedy snoring, but is it really effective?

Zyppah emerged on the market relatively recently, but has already earned both praise and criticism. With 40 percent of men and 24 percent of women suffering from snoring in the United States, people are desperate for an easy solution, which Zyppah purports to be. The mouth guard was designed and developed by Dr. Jonathan Greenburg, and uses two types of thermoplastic to take shape. It’s designed to affect both the position of your jaw (with its shape), and restrict the movement of your tongue (with the bottom portion). It uses a “boil and bite” process to conform to your mouth, specifically, and throughout the night, is supposed to restrict the mouth movements that can lead to snoring.

But does the mouth guard really work as intended?

Major Complaints

Reviews on the product are mixed, and there are some major complaints about the device running throughout almost all the negative reviews. Snore Nation tried to capture these consumer complaints in a single, consolidated list, which includes:

  • Comfort. Many people dislike the discomfort associated with wearing the device, especially while trying to sleep. It’s unnatural to sleep with a mouth guard in, and strange to have the movement of your tongue restricted by a rubber band-like portion of the device. However, some long-term users find that the discomfort is only temporary, and after a few days to weeks of wearing the device, it feels natural.
  • Fit. Some people also have a problem with how the device fits, especially over time. Boil-and-bite mouth guards are customized to your teeth, specifically, but it is possible that your first impression isn’t perfect. Thankfully, you’re allowed a second attempt if this is the case. Still, boil-and-bite guards won’t ever be as accurate as professional dentist-fitted ones, and because your teeth move (albeit gradually), if you don’t wear the device for a period of time, it may not fit as well when you put it in again.
  • Durability. The mouth guard comes with a 90-day money back guarantee, so if it doesn’t work within that time frame, you’ll be able to get your money back. However, some people have found that the device doesn’t last much longer than that warranty period. Mouth guards are naturally subject to wear and tear, especially when worn nightly, and will probably wear out within a year of regular use—no matter what brand you use.
  • Hygiene. Zyppah mouth guards are recommended to be cleaned daily; if left in your mouth repeatedly without a wash, germs and bacteria can accumulate. Zyppah offers a cleaning solution known as SNAP, which kills 99.9 percent of the bacteria, fungi, and viruses usually found on these types of mouth guards, and if cleaned properly, hygiene shouldn’t be an issue. Customers who neglect the cleaning process often find the mouth guard gets uncomfortably dirty within a week or two.
  • Effectiveness. For some people, the mouth guard is effective in reducing snoring symptoms. For others, it’s not; this is probably the biggest discrepancy in ongoing consumer reviews. Note that the mouth guard is not designed to cure or treat sleep apnea or other sleep disorders commonly associated with snoring; it’s only designed to correct certain snoring problems.

Snoring Technology Today

Zyppah may have mixed reviews, but it’s only one piece of snoring-related technology on the market today. If you’ve tried the Zyppah mouth guard and you aren’t satisfied with its performance, or if you’re reluctant to try the Zyppah after reading the reviews, there are many other options for you to peruse.

For example, you could try a different mouth guard—such as one that’s more comfortable, or one that your dentist can custom-fit to your mouth. You can adopt lifestyle changes, using apps that help you lose weight or regulate your sleep cycles. And failing that, you can always opt for surgery; the latest iterations of snore-related surgery are highly effective at removing tissues associated with snoring. Most patients recover quickly, and find their snoring problems are gone overnight.

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