Zyppah Snoring Mouthpiece Review - Updated 2018



Last updated: April 25th, 2018

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Zyppah: Do Tongue And Jaw Advancement Stop Snoring Together?

Zyppah is a snoring mouthpiece which uses an elastic band to stabilize your tongue while also advancing your lower jaw forward to stop snoring.

The word: "Zyppah" means "Happy Z" backwards, a reference to snoring.

Zyppah is a type of Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) as well as a Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSD) because it advances the jaw and keeps the tongue in place.

Where can I buy Zyppah?

Official site: www.zyppah.com

Review Contents


Ratings/ Pros And Cons

Zyppah Rating

  • Overall 74%
  • Effectiveness 81%
  • Fitting Process 83%
  • Easy to Clean 82%
  • Comfort 45%
  • Value 50%

Pros And Cons Of Zyppah


How It Works

How does Zyppah work?

The Zyppah anti-snoring mouthpiece works by keeping your tongue stabilized while also advancing the lower jaw forward. It requires a custom fitting using a boil and bite process to make an impression of your teeth. The reason for making an impression of your teeth is to help keep the mouthpiece in place during sleep.

Snoring is caused by vibration in an obstructed airway. The elastic band helps keeps your tongue from falling over your airway while the mouthpiece impression keeps your jaw forward.


Video Review

Zyppah Video Review

This is a review of Zyppah for Snoring Mouthpiece Review.

The video shows:

  • What's in the box
  • The Zyppah up close
  • How to fit Zyppah
  • What it looks like after fitting
  • Results from using it, before and after snoring and oxygen saturation reports
  • How to clean Zyppah

What's Included

What's in the Zyppah box?

zyppah box

Zyppah includes:

  • One (1) Zyppah snoring mouthpiece
  • One (1) storage case
  • Fitting directions/ instructions

zyppah unboxed with case


Precautions/ Health Info

Can I use Zyppah if I have sleep apnea?

No, Zyppah should not be used to treat sleep apnea.

Who is Zyppah for?

Zyppah is designed for people over 18 years of age who snore.

Can you wear Zyppah with dental implants, bridges or missing teeth?

If you have only one or two missing teeth, the Zyppah should work for you.

If you have implants, it is usually recommended to wait at least a year until you try Zyppah. If you want to wear Zyppah sooner, please contact a dentist.

Wearing Zyppah with bridges should not be a problem.

Who should not use Zyppah?

Zyppah recommends not using their device if:

  • You have serious breathing or respiratory disorder, such as chronic asthma, emphysema, COPD or similar
  • You have poor dental health, such as severe gum disease, loose teeth, an abscess, mouth sores or bleeding gums
  • You've had a dental implant in the last 3 months
  • You have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • You experience mouth or jaw pain from teeth grinding or physical injury
  • You have full dentures
  • You wear braces, sleep using CPAP or another dental appliance
  • You are under 18 years of age
  • You have been diagnosed with sleep apnea

What if I can't sleep with my mouth closed?

For Zyppah to be effective, your mouth must remain closed. If you cannot wear Zyppah with your mouth closed, you should consider trying a chin strap while wearing it.

Is Zyppah FDA Cleared?

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Yes, Zyppah has been FDA cleared as an anti-snoring device for people 18 years and older who intend to reduce their incidence of snoring and/or mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.


Product Details

Does Zyppah actually work?

Yes, when worn correctly for a whole night, Zyppah can work. See the actual results on this page for more details.

How much lower jaw advancement does Zyppah offer?

When fitting Zyppah, your jaw is advanced approximately 3 mm.

What is Zyppah made of and are the materials safe?

Zyppah is made from environmentally friendly and non-toxic materials.

Can Zyppah be adjusted?

No, the position of the device cannot be adjusted. Zyppah works by molding the soft plastic material to your teeth.

What if I find the mouthpiece difficult to get used to?

Wearing a mouthpiece is not something people usually do, it may take some time to feel comfortable wearing it. Zyppah recommends putting the device in for 1 minute at a time until you feel comfortable enough to wear it at night.

How quickly should I see results from Zyppah?

If you wear Zyppah all night, you should notice a difference that same night,

Does Zyppah come in different sizes?

No, there is only one size for Zyppah. It is molded to your teeth to make it fit to your mouth.

You could try another snoring mouthpiece if you find Zyppah uncomfortable.

How does Zyppah stabilize the tongue?

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Zyppah uses an elastic band in the back of the device to help stabilize the tongue and prevent it from falling back over the airway.

The rubber band can be very uncomfortable for some people, making it difficult to swallow while wearing it.

How important is Zyppah's elastic band?

The purpose of Zyppah's elastic/ rubber band is to keep your tongue in place while you sleep, this can prevent your tongue from falling backwards over your airway and lead to snoring. Most mouthpieces do not have this feature.

The elastic band may be effective for you to keep your tongue in place but it may also be very bothersome. One major problem with the elastic band is how it can prevent swallowing, requiring the mouthpiece to be taken out.

Does your tongue go above or below the elastic band?

When you wear Zyppah, your tongue goes under the elastic band. The elastic band touches the tongue while it's in your mouth.

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Is Zyppah made in the USA?

Yes, Zyppah is manufactured in the USA.

How long does Zyppah last?

Zyppah should last for months of daily use if it is cared for properly.

How wide is the Zyppah airway opening?

zyppah airway measurement

Zyppah has an airway opening of 3 millimeters. This is smaller than some other devices but it is about average for most mouthpieces.

The wider the airway opening, the more likely the tongue can fit through it to improve breathing at night. With Zyppah, the airway opening is too small for the tongue to step through the front of the device.

Due to the small airway opening and the elastic band in the back of the mouthpiece, it can make the tongue uncomfortable while wearing it.

What is the length and width of Zyppah?

Zyppah is 51mm wide and 55mm in length.

Zyppah vs. SnoreRx

Zyppah differs from SnoreRx in the following ways:

  • Zyppah has an elastic band to keep the tongue in place while SnoreRx does not
  • Zyppah uses a fixed position for jaw advancement while SnoreRx can be incrementally adjusted in increments of 1mm
  • Zyppah may be less comfortable to wear or take longer to get used to wearing than SnoreRx
  • Zyppah comes in different colors while SnoreRx is clear in color

Zyppah vs. CPAP

Zyppah is not an alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea, it's not cleared for the treatment of sleep apnea. Zyppah keeps your airway open while CPAP pushes air into your airway.


Patient Results

Before And After Using Zyppah

A patient wore Zyppah for four (4) nights. Each night they recorded their sleep using SnoreLab, a snoring app.

While the patient did notice a reduction in snoring recorded during the night (in frequency and intensity), they woke up several times and found the device bothersome. They mentioned they were unable to swallow each night because they were wearing the device.

The reduction in snoring could partially be attributed to waking up constantly while wearing Zypph. Snoring generally occurs during deep stages of sleep and the patient may have not entered as much deep sleep due to the mouthpiece bothering them.

Before:

before zyppah

After

Night 1:

after zyppah night 1

Night 2:

after zyppah night 2

Night 3:

after zyppah night 3

Night 4:

after zyppah night 4

Night-by-night patient feedback after wearing Zyppah for four (4) nights:

  • 1st night:
    • Jaw discomfort
    • Inability to swallow
    • Inability to sleep on back (had to sleep on side)
    • Having to take the mouthpiece out every few minutes before falling asleep due to discomfort
    • Waking up several times
  • 2nd night:
    • Less jaw discomfort and soreness than the 1st night
    • Inability to swallow
    • Inability to sleep on back (had to sleep on side)
    • Having to take the mouthpiece out every few minutes before falling asleep due to discomfort
    • Difficult to keep mouthpiece in mouth
    • Took mouthpiece out many times to swallow
    • Took mouthpiece out for remainder of sleep early in the morning due to discomfort
  • 3rd night:
    • Less jaw discomfort and soreness than the 1st night
    • Inability to swallow
    • Inability to sleep on back (had to sleep on side)
    • Having to take the mouthpiece out every few minutes before falling asleep due to discomfort
    • Bothersome rubber band
    • Difficult to keep mouthpiece in mouth
  • 4th night:
    • Some jaw discomfort
    • Inability to swallow
    • Inability to sleep on back (had to sleep on side)
    • Took mouthpiece out for remainder of sleep early in the morning due to discomfort
    • Noticed quick, short breathing while wearing the device on audio recording

Oxygen Saturation Readings While Wearing Zyppah

These results indicate that the patient wearing Zyppah was able to get enough oxygen. The red line in the chart shows a dangerously low amount of oxygen.

Note: oximeter used in recording was the CMS50E

Night 1:

zyppah oxygen saturation 3

Night 2:

zyppah oxygen saturation 1

Night 3:

zyppah oxygen saturation 2

Patient Evaluation After Wearing Zyppah

After four nights of wearing Zyppah, the patient found it bothersome to wear each night. The first night being the worst.

The patient struggled to swallow while wearing the device because of the elastic band, which retained the tongue, causing discomfort and irritation.

The patient needed to take the mouthpiece out of their mouth every few minutes before going to sleep while laying on their back because of discomfort.

The patient experienced jaw discomfort, especially the first night of wearing the mouthpiece. This was not as severe after the first night but was still present. This occurred because the patient advanced their jaw slightly while fitting the device.

Each night, the patient would give up trying to sleep on their back and would sleep on their side or stomach.

The patient reported they woke up many times during the night due to the discomfort they experienced while wearing Zyapph.

Due to the inability to swallow while wearing the device and the difficulty going to sleep while wearing it, the patient decided to discontinue wearing the device after the fourth night.


Fitting Process

How do you fit Zyppah?

It is very important, as with all snoring mouthpieces, that you follow the directions for fitting correctly. If you do not follow the directions, the impression may not be made correctly and be less effective.

Each mouthpiece has its own unique material and heat sensitivity. If you overheat a mouthpiece, it will become unusable. If you underheat a mouthpiece, you won't be able to make a good impression of your teeth.

A fitting video made by Zyppah:

Fitting instruction book provided by Zyppah in their box:

zyppah fitting guide book

Required:

  • Zyppah device
  • Stove (do not use microwave)
  • Stovepot/ teapot
  • 2 quarts of water (to boil)
  • Fork, spoon or tongs (to keep device under water and remove it)
  • Cooking mittens or a pad for handling the hot water
  • Timer

zyppah in water

Instructions:

  1. Boil 2 quarts of water
  2. Remove the boiling water from the heat source (caution: hot water)
  3. Immerse the Zyppah into hot water for 45 seconds while keeping it underwater using a utensil
  4. Remove from hot water with utensil by using the tongue strap
  5. Put device on your lower teeth with your fingers and then bite down firmly for 1 minute, make sure you have made a deep impression of your teeth in the device
  6. Rinse off Zyppah under cool water for 30 seconds

NOTE: If you did not make a firm impression of your teeth then you can re-fit the device up to 3 times.

What does Zyppah look like after fitting?

This is a view of Zyppah after an impression of the teeth has been made. You can notice clear indentations of the teeth in the device.

zyppah after fitting

Notes About The Zyppah Impression

  • You can refit Zyppah up to three (3) times before the material becomes too soft.
  • If you need to refit it, follow the same fitting steps from the initial time you fit it.

Zyppah does not have as much retention as some other mouthpieces. The impression material does not go very deep and the back teeth barely touch the impression material unless you have a narrow mouth.

Modifying Zyppah After Initial Impression

If you become irritated with the green impression material in the back of the device, you can cut part of it off with scissors. This will allow you to reduce any gagging or pain you may feel wearing the mouthpiece.


Costs, Shipping Options And Warranty

How much does Zyppah cost?

Zyppah costs $109.90 ($99.95 + $9.95 shipping). Note: shipping this way takes 7-9 business days.

If you want to have Zyppah faster, you can pay an additional $21.95 over the $99.95 (total: $121.90) for priority shipping, which takes 3 business days.

What if Zyppah does not work for me?

Zyppah has a 90-day money back guarantee.

What is the warranty/ return policy for Zyppah?

If you are unsatisfied with Zyppah within 90-days of purchase, you can either return the device for a refund of the product price (you pay for shipping) or request a one-time replacement.

You need to get a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number to return it. To get your RMA number, contact Zyppah at: 1-800-875-3370.

Can I purchase Zyppah in stores like CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Amazon or other retailers?

Currently no, you cannot buy Zyppah from retail stores. It may be possible at some time in the future to buy Zyppah at one of these stores. Zyppah is currently undergoing clinical trials to see if it can become an OTC product in major retail stores, possibly in 2018.


Company Info

Zyppah Details

Company Name Zyppah, Inc.
Business Address 4535 W Sahara Ave STE 200 Las Vegas, NV 89102-3622
Mouthpiece Type Mandibular Advancement Device and Tongue Stabilizing Device
FDA Cleared Yes
Total Price $109.90
BBB Status Accredited

Where is Zyppah located?

United States. Zyppah is registered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Who created Zyppah?

Zyppah was invented by Dr. Jonathan Greenburg, a bioengineer with a doctorate in dentistry.

Dr. Greenburg graduated from New York University Dental School in 1981.

Who is Zyppah creator Dr. Greenburg?

Dr. Jonathan Greenburg is a bioengineer with a doctorate in dentistry. Dr. Greenburg worked as a cosmetic dentist before observing that many people suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Dr. Greenburg has focused on treating OSA through using customized dental appliances. Dr. Greenburg has five offices treating snoring, they are in: the Los Angeles area, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, Valencia, and Pasadena.

Dr. Greenburg holds a patent for his hybrid invention using both mandibular advancement and tongue stabilization in one device.

How long has Zyppah been in business?

Zyppah was incorporated in March, 2012.

Is Zyppah BBB Accredited?

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Yes, Zyppah has been BBB accredited since 2013. They have some complaints on their BBB listing.


Cleaning

How do you clean and take care of Zyppah?

cleanYou clean Zyppah with a toothbrush and toothpaste or soak it in water with effervescent oral device cleaning tablets. After cleaning the device, dry with a clean cloth.

Do not use hard chemicals like bleach or ammonia. Store the device in a cool place.

You should clean the device after using it periodically, probably once a week if you wear it every night.

snap clean

There is a special Zyppah cleaner called: SNAP which you can buy on their site for $19.95 without further obligation to pay for it. SNAP offers: anti-bacteria, anti-fungus and anti-virus protection.

cleaning zyppah

How do you store Zyppah when not in use?

Zyppah comes with a protective case for convenient storage and privacy. You should store it in a dry, protective case.


Summary

Overall Review Of Zyppah

Zyppah is a mouthpiece for snoring that works by keeping the jaw in place and using an elastic band to keep your tongue from falling back over your airway.

Patients have indicated that the elastic band is uncomfortable and prevents swallowing. It can also be hard to get used to wearing Zyppah and going to sleep at night with it.

While Zyppah may reduce snoring, the challenges wearing it make it one of the last resorts for snoring mouthpieces.

Zyppah is NOT RECOMMENDED as a first snoring mouthpiece.

Please consider SnoreRx or SleepTight Mouthpiece before trying Zyppah.


Overall Rating: 2.8


  • JENNIFER KELLY

    Does not fit someone with a small mouth. The WORST customer service experience I've endured. All to get completely screwed out of the money I spent to try the device. Returned well within the 90 money back guaranteed time frame. Told over and over it never arrived and nothing could be done- get screwed basically. Shameful business practices for a "made in the USA" company. Despicable. I'll be sharing my experience wherever I can so people know about this scam.


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