While the wellness and sleep industry are well-known and booming, the “snoring industry” may sound a bit silly in comparison, but in reality, is just as booming! This is no surprise when we look at the prevalence of snoring in America. Roughly 90 million adults, both men and women, snore at least occasionally, while about 37 million people snore on a regular basis. With so many people (and their partners) having to deal with this common sleep condition, the market has done what it does best; there are a multitude of products out there all claiming to help eliminate this pesky problem. Today, we’ll be focusing on what product in particular: the Zyppah snoring mouthpiece—and since we don’t want you to take it from just us, we’ll take a look at some Zyppah reviews too.
What Is Snoring?
Snoring is a common sleep condition that is essentially caused by blockages in the air pathways. This occurs when our body falls asleep and our muscles relax, including our throat, the roof of our mouth, and our tongue. The tongue especially is a major culprit here, as it makes for the perfect little blockage when it droops backs and obstructs airflow. This obstruction results in an unpleasant roaring noise as the air reverberates. This roaring noise is what we call snoring.
Snoring is problematic for a number of reasons. Firstly, it can have a negative impact on a person’s relationships. According to studies from the United Kingdom, 80% to 90% of people with partners who snorer are unable to achieve rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is imperative to giving your body and mind the rest and repair it needs. The damage isn’t limited to the partner and their relationship, though—it can affect the snorer’s own physical and mental wellness. Some common symptoms of snoring include dizziness, fatigue, irritability, chest pains, behavioral problems in children, and lapses in breathing during sleep.
The last of the symptoms is connected to another sleep condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is characterized my momentary pauses in breathing during sleep as a result of a partial or complete blockage of the airway. This can be very dangerous, and not just because it jolts the sleeper awake and disrupts their sleep schedule. When you stop breathing, even if it is just for a moment, you are temporarily cutting off oxygen from entering the bloodstream, thus reducing the amount of oxygen the brain needs to thrive. As well, a buildup of carbon dioxide takes place, which is equally as detrimental. OSA can lead to serious effect, such as brain damage and related memory problems. Given that snoring and OSA often go hand and hand, many people find that when they stop their snoring, they also treat their sleep apnea, and visa-versa.
What Is Zyppah?
Zyppah (which is happy-Z spelled backwards) is a company that created the Zyppah anti-snoring mouthpiece. This device stops snoring by going after that major culprit we discussed earlier: the tongue. The Zyppah mouthpiece is the only of its kind that has the Z-FactorTM, which is essentially a seatbelt for the tongue, that prevents it from falling out of place and creating a blockage in the airway. Unlike mandibular advancement devices (MADs), which target the jaw leading to possible jaw and teeth pain, and teeth shifting, the Zyppah devices focuses solely on the tongue, thus eliminating any of these unwanted risks. In a study, it was found that Zyppah worked for 91% of participants with no adverse side effects. For the other 9%, the common explanation for why the device didn’t work perfectly could be explained by basic bodily response. When you insert the anti-snoring mouthpiece, your mouth doesn’t recognize it and therefore doesn’t know how to respond. In its understandable confusion, it may trigger a slight gagging sensation. The good news here is that if you insert the device a couple hours before bed, or simply give your body a week to adjust, the gagging will go away.
Finally: The Zyppah Review
As promised, the results are in. We made a little withdrawal from the overwhelmingly positive Zyppah review bank and are oh-so-graciously donating them for your benefit. We have carefully collected a selection of representative Zyppah reviews for you to enjoy. Not only are these reviews representative of those we tend to see, they also get into some specifics of what exactly makes Zyppah special (and effective):
“I was about to be kicked out of my bedroom permanently so my partner could sleep without my snoring. Zyppah saved me from that!”
“Zyppah is not only the most effective device I've tried it is the most comfortable. The band that goes across the back of the tongue is the difference maker compared with other styles of chin-forward devices. The custom fit to your teeth versus a 'tray' that the teeth is the most comfortable as the tray style can rub and irritate the gums, but Zyppah conforms to your teeth with no contact at the gum line.”
“I have been using Zyppah for several years and I love it. I sleep so much better because I use it and so does my wife. The tongue strap makes all the difference in how well it works to keep you from snoring.”
“I bought a different brand last year that was adjustable to the point that it gave me TMJ pain.I bought a Zyppah… I now understand the value of the [mouthpiece]. This prevents airway obstruction without too severe a jaw thrust. Love it. So does my wife.”
“The only anti-snoring device that actually worked for me. The [Z-Factor™] strap over tongue is genius.”
“When travelling and sharing hotel rooms and cabins, all of my companions complained about my snoring. I have purchased one unit and used it for several months now and am 100% satisfied. Ecstatic actually. So, I order a few more to keep in stock and I sincerely hope that you will find a way to keep on manufacturing and selling them.”