Zyppah Review

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Zyppah Rx ReviewSnoring mouthpieces are not much to look at – so I at least give credit to Zyppah for trying.  It is classified as a mandibular advancement device (MAD) and its black and neon green (also available in other colors).

Update: Some readers have left reviews about issues with me about Zyppah’s poor customer service.  I didn’t have any issues personally but read the comments for other people’s experiences. Many readers rate SnoreRx customer service as top quality. They always stand behind their 30-day guarantee and their latest device is my #1 choice.

Zyppah Video Of Unboxing & Demonstration of Features

Positives and Negatives

Like all devices that I have reviewed, I like to make sure I share both the pros and cons so that everyone can make an educated decision.

Pros

  • Hybrid design holds the jaw forward and tongue stationary to keep your airway clear while you sleep.
  • The device is American-made, BBB-accredited, and FDA-cleared.
  • The design is pretty comfortable, and it’s made from a BPA-free material. Even the rubber piece across the tongue is comfortable.
  • The fitting process allows you to achieve a precise fit.
  • Airflow hole lets you breathe through your mouth while you’re sleeping.
  • Zyppah has a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and free shipping and handling.
  • The sporty design is ideal for people self-conscious about wearing a mouthpiece.
  • Designed by a dentist, and affiliated with five Snore No More facilities located in California that specializes in snoring and sleep apnea.

Cons

  • The fitting process is a little more specific than other devices.
  • May cause drooling and jaw soreness while you get used to it.
  • Need to keep denture tabs on-hand for cleaning.
  • Can’t be worn by people with dentures, loose teeth, crowns, or bridge work.

Overall I had a great experience with the mouthpiece and think that it will be the perfect fit for a lot of snorers.  Particularly compared to other mouthpieces I found it relatively comfortable and effective, and a few other reviews of Zyppah I read said the same.

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Zyppah
3.9 Reviewer
0.1 Users (57 votes)
Effectiveness4.5
Comfort4
Easy to Clean4
Value (Price)4
Durability4
Easy to Breath4
Company Reputation3
Summary
Zyppah is a great mix of effectiveness and comfort, it is one of the better mouthpieces that I have reviewed so far. Relatively easy breathing also set the Zyppah apart, though unfortunately I've been hearing a number of complaints regarding customer service/returns. The fitting and cleaning process is a little more intense than some other mouthpieces, but overall I think it's worth the extra effort.
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What is Zyppah?

The first thing to note is that there are four versions of Zyppah. This review is the one that can be ordered online without a prescription. If you live in California, there are five Snore No More centers that sell three other versions that are significantly more expensive and need to be prescribed and custom-fitted by a doctor.

Like other MADs, Zyppah positions the lower jaw in a forward position to help reduce the risk of the airway experiencing a partial obstruction. However, Zyppah is actually a hybrid snoring device because similar to a tongue retaining device (TRD), it stabilizes your tongue, too. It may not have a suctioned bulb on the end like what you would expect from a TRD, but the concept is there. The tongue gets held in place by a rubber-like strap that is a lot softer than it looks.

Zyppah is made in the USA, FDA-cleared, BBB-accredited, and designed by a dentist. You do have to use a fitting process, and it does have an airflow hole to allow you to breathe through your mouth.

How Zyppah Rx WorksHow it Works

If you snore then you have some soft tissues vibrating in your airway. When you fall asleep, your tongue collapses toward your throat because your muscles relax.

When this happens, the soft palate and uvula can cause a partial obstruction. At the same time, the muscles in your neck have also relaxed, so soft tissues in your throat are closer together.

In many people, the soft throat tissues tough the soft palate and uvula are permitted to touch. When air is pushed through it causes these tissues to vibrate. The vibration causes the snoring sound.

Zyppah holds your lower jaw forward and keeps your tongue stationary, so the soft palate and uvula don’t collapse into the throat. When tissues are not permitted to touch, they don’t vibrate.

My Trial with Zyppah

I ordered two Zyppah mouthpieces. Words can’t describe how eager my wife was to try this one. She liked the looks of it as much as I did. Of course, we both know that appearances can be deceiving, so we tried not to get overly excited about this one in fear of it being a total let down.

The oral appliances were $99.95 each, including shipping and handling, which was in the mid-priced range of all the devices I had tried to that point. I also noticed that it came with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, but I haven’t really dug into what that means.

The package arrived quickly even though I didn’t pay for any type of upgraded shipping. My wife was already smitten before we even opened it. As she carried the vibrantly colored and decorated package in the house, you could tell she felt like she was receiving a special gift. I admit it made me smile, too.

Zyppah has a very specific fitting process that must be followed. I’m glad she actually read through the instructions because I was ready to just heat a pot of water and apply the generic boil-and-bite fitting process I had grown so accustomed to. It’s certainly not hard to get an accurate fit with Zyppah, but you do need to follow the steps listed.

The first night we agreed the mouthpiece was very comfortable. My allergies were acting up just a bit, so I appreciated the airflow hole. We both woke up before the alarm the next morning. I felt more energized than I had been in a long time. My wife said she heard no snoring coming from me when she let the dog out for his early morning bathroom break. While she made breakfast, I cleaned both our devices using a denture tablet. They are really easy to clean because there are not a lot of crevices like you find on some other stop snoring mouthpieces.

My jaw was not as sore as it had been with previous devices. She said her jaw was fairly sore, but by the fourth morning, the soreness was gone.

After the 14-day trial was over, we thought Zyppah was a nice choice, but I still highly recommend SnoreRx or ZQuiet. If you can’t stand the thought of a mouthpiece, take a look at my Good Morning Snore Solution review. Hint: It’s not a mouthpiece, it’s a TRD.

Other Recommendations and Final Thoughts

Thanks for reading my Zyppah review!  Zyppah may end up being a good option for you, but if it’s not, check out my other snoring mouthpiece reviews. Overall, I found Zyppah to be a comfortable and effective snoring solution I would recommend.

One Final Item

If you find that after trying multiple snoring solutions you or your partner still cannot sleep, take a look at my sleep spray review. In addition to the great taste, I’ve found it to be effective in helping me fall asleep quickly.

About the Author Mark Walton

I used to annoy my wife and two kids with my snoring, but no longer! Now I blog about different devices and techniques for stopping snoring.

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26 comments
SherryO says September 29, 2015

I ordered a zippah in June. It was a nightmare! It never got shipped (but they charged my credit card on June 13th). They lied to me and left me on hold for nearly 30 minutes at a time. I had paid for expedited delivery – but after 3 weeks with nothing but excuses from them, when I called them again, I demanded that they credit my account with the extra fast delivery charge. They did that. I finally got my zippah, but no cleaner came with it….I had already paid for the cleaner. It (just the zippah)was finally sent from Tampa???? Then one side of the band broke off about a month after I had it. We called for another one, mentioning their 90 day warranty, and guess what? First they said they would replace it, and I would have it in 7 to 10 business days. Two weeks later when we called, I got an email saying they were investigating it, and they could not find me anywhere in their records. More lies and stories. I emailed them yesterday with the information of when I finally got the zippah, when it broke, and when we first called to replace the product. They are not well-versed in their customer service, and they do NOT keep their word. Buyer beware with these people.

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    snoringhq says October 28, 2015

    Sorry for your experience Sherry! I had a good experience myself, but naturally customer service can vary. Thank you for sharing!

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Linda says March 2, 2016

In your cons you said it could not be used by people with crowns, why is that?
Also, I have sleep apnea, what do you think for use with that, I can not wear a cpap.
Your comment would be appreciated.

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    Mark Walton says March 3, 2016

    Hi Linda! The mouthpiece does put some pressure on your teeth, so strong teeth are recommended/required to use this type of mouthpiece. Is it possible to wear it with crowns? Yes, but it’s just not recommended. I’m not a medical person so this isn’t official advice, but I believe that Zyppah themselves don’t recommended for people with crowns as well.

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Jay says March 4, 2016

I almost didn’t even consider this product due to the obnoxious commercial where some rude guinea Wop yells at you to buy the product or else! Then I check the web site only to find the greasy deago want 90 bucks for a 3 dollar piece of plastic! Long story short I bought the Damn thing and it worked, it takes getting use to but it does as advertised.

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Angelic says March 18, 2016

How about if you are missing one tooth upper side of mouth, can I wear it ?

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    Mark Walton says March 27, 2016

    Hi Angelic! Technically this mouthpiece would not be recommended for someone with missing teeth.

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Jeff says May 19, 2016

I am missing a tooth AND have a mouthful of crowns and the Zyppah is working great. I have only had it a few days but am almost over the break-in “sore jaw” period. Just a little thing to adjust to for such a huge benefit.

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Jack Trexler says June 9, 2016

Most customer reviews on YouTube, including a recent by the inventor outlining how to prepare the device for use, state they are using the RX version. In all these videos, the green & black device looks the same as that found here. When I contacted the number provide on the Zyppah.com website, they cannot tell me the difference between the RX model and the Hybrid Oral now being sold. I would appreciate knowing the difference, if anyone is aware.

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Leesa Sutton says June 11, 2016

What can a person who wears top dentures to bed? I have lower also but I don’t wear them to bed, I snore really bad, help please!! Thanx, Leesa Sutton

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Melissa says July 1, 2016

I have just started using the ZYPPAH, and am generally happy with it; however, if I’m sleeping on my back, my lower teeth will occasionally drop out of the mouthpiece (leaving the mouthpiece on my top teeth only) and my lower jaw will fall back allowing my tongue block my airway and cause me to snore again. Have you had any experience with this? Is there something I could have done wrong with the fitting?

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    Mark Walton says July 12, 2016

    Hi Melissa – thanks for that info! I haven’t had that experience myself, but I sleep primarily on my side. It’s possible the fitting is not correct, does it feel like a nice snug fit?

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Christopher sims says August 22, 2016

I’m trying to return mine. They say there is a money back guarantee, but let’s see. I don’t have a “snoring problem”, I have sleep apnea. So I’ll need either a coal, or the surgery. I called the customer service number, and was told there was no one who could process my return? But the person who answered the phone said they would pass my info on and I should hear something in the next 24, to 48 hours. It’s August. Lest see how long it takes this company to return $90.00

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John Shultz says August 27, 2016

Can this be used with crowns and bridges?

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Saul says August 31, 2016

I ordered my piece two days ago and was told it has been shipped, but their web-page states the order has not been completed. Then I was given a tracking number 26 characters long, but told I couldn’t use it yet because the post office does not yet have the package. During this conversation, the representative “Cora” appeared to get upset because I asked her for her name. When I asked for the supervisor, she “Erika” also appeared to get upset when I asked her for her name as well. The supervisor came across as condescending. I decided then to just cancel the order and they refused because according to them, the package had already been shipped even though the post office did not have the package.
Very unprofessional / unpleasant customer service. I should have spoken with them first when I placed my order on line. People like to do business with pleasant people.
Lets see where this goes in the next day or two. I’ll be back to update this experience. If I receive it on time, I will update this.

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Luke Roosa says September 7, 2016

Can you use this if you have a permanent bottom retainer?

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jack perzival says September 19, 2016

I used one for about a month. It had no effect on my snoring. If you snore with your mouth closed which many people do it won’t help at all. After a couple of weeks my teeth hurt all day, and my dentist told me to stop using it immediately. I don’t have anything unusual about my teeth or mouth. It just made my teeth feel loose and hurt all day. I sent the unit back and am waiting for my refund.

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Dissatified Customer says September 27, 2016

Horrible Customer Service, the device made me feel like I was choking, it prevented me from swallowing while sleeping on my back. I returned the item and followed the tracking and waited 1 week and did not received my refund. I called and was told they just received it that day (LIE) I had proof they had it for a week. It cost me $14.00 to return the device and now I have to wait for them to process the return at their leisure!! VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE! BEWARE!! Also the first attempt I made to return the item I was told that someone would call me back with RMA number needed to return the product.They never called so a week later I called again and was told they never received my first call. I was given a RMA number at that time.

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Joe Perry says October 2, 2016

This product does not work, at least for me. The product did not even fit properly in my mouth. I contacted company who said it was my fault I wasn’t using it correctly. I tried their suggestion without success. When I asked for a refund, they told me I wasn’t using product correctly, again my fault. I then asked again for refund and they quit responding to me. They will not honor their guarantee. Poor customer service, poor product. So much so that i will go out of my way to tell people about this scam. Sorry, but very disappointed.

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    Mark Walton says October 6, 2016

    Sorry to hear about the poor experience Joe, thank you for sharing!

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Melissa Corbin says October 8, 2016

I was just about to place my order but I’m happy that I decided to read the reviews first. Also Mark I don’t know who you are but if that’s all you have to say is sorry to what Joe had to say then your part of the problem. I will never buy this product thank you all for posting your experience.

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    Mark Walton says October 10, 2016

    Hi Melissa – to be clear I don’t work for Zyppah (or any other snoring company) if that’s what you are implying, I simply share my experience, and am glad to have readers to the same.

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Sherri says November 21, 2016

The website says the device will last “months.” Pretty expensive for something you might have to replace every few months. Is it worth it?

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    Mark Walton says November 28, 2016

    Hi Sherri – if it works for you, then definitely! This would be a good value compared to something you would get from your dentist, which can be significantly more expensive (though I expect it would last longer as well).

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Kristen says February 3, 2017

After many years of denying I snored to the chagrin of my teenager who often resorted to sleeping downstairs because my snoring became so loud at time, I decided to try this device after seeing the uncontrolled anti-snoring study on NBC’s Dateline. Like many other snorers, I’ve tried nose strips, those little uncomfortable cones you put in your nose, chin straps, and mouth sprays. Absolutely none of them worked. My hesitation in trying Zyppah is that it was $100, a more expensive gimmick if it didn’t work. So I succumbed to my daughter’s pleas to do something and ordered Zyppah via their Facebook page and got a good deal on a 2 pack. I received Zyppah yesterday, on 2/2/2017 and followed the instructions for fitting. I didn’t get the fit right on the 1st try and had to remold it, which was pretty easy. So I got the fit where it needed to be and followed the instructions to get used to it. Right away my gag reflex kicked in and I had to remove it. I put it back in again and made slight adjustments to how I positioned my jaw and tongue. Do note that your jaw and tongue will want to do what they always do, which is reside in their position of comfort. What this device does is slightly moves your jaw forward. What helped me alleviate the gagging, I allowed my jaw to move forward and I also unsnapped the device to allow more movement. Once I did that, I was more comfortable. I wore it for an hour before going to bed, took it out and then put it back in at bed time. I slept soundly through the night but had to remove it to get a drink and then I put it back in and fell back asleep. When I woke up this morning, I asked my daughter how she slept and she said great, she didn’t hear any snoring last night. So my first experience was awesome. It’s easy to use and works as promised. My word of advice is to relax and don’t fight it’s positioning.

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