Snoring 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.