We have all heard someone snore. More than likely, each of us has done it a few times ourselves, whether or not we realize it. For many, it is just a minor inconvenience that might disturb a few others every once in a while. But for others, it is a chronic problem that could cause sleep fewer nights for our loved ones. For those who are dealing with that, it is likely that they have been recommended to use a snoring mouthpiece. Which is a great solution, but there are so many different mouthpieces out there. How does one choose? Well, we have a suggestion for a mouthpiece that is a cut above the rest, Zyppah!
But before we jump into the virtues of Zyppah, let’s answer some questions that will help you understand snoring mouthpieces better.
How does snoring occur?
When we sleep, every part of our body relaxes. This includes muscles and tissues that you may not think about too much, like those that surround your neck. When those tissues relax too much or have outside forces affecting them, they block the airway in your throat. When you breathe in, the air squeezes past these tissues vibrating them. This makes that growling snore that many of us are very familiar with.
Snoring is very common, with about 45% of men and 30% of women snoring on a regular basis. This is partly because it does not take too much to cause snoring. If there is anything that narrows the airway, then you will snore. Things like enlarged tonsils, sinus congestion, excess weight, and drinking alcohol before bed can all cause snoring. It is also commonly caused by the tongue relaxing enough that it falls to the back of the throat, blocking the airway. Snoring usually does not cause all that many issues for the snorer, but it could be a problem for anyone sharing a bed or wall with the snorer.
So, now that we have gone over what snoring is, there is another important question to answer. How do snoring mouthpieces work?
What even is a snoring mouthpiece?
There are a few different kinds of snoring mouthpieces, each of them working a little bit differently. So, let’s talk about which is which.
One of the very common kinds of snoring mouthpieces is Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs). They deal mainly with the jaw. Part of what causes the tissues in the neck to fall in a way that creates snoring is how your jaw lands while you are sleeping. If your jaw is too far back, it can cause the tissues to narrow the airway. MADs are designed to correct this issue. They take the lower jaw and realign it so that it is sitting further forward. This way, your jaw is not falling back, creating that blockage to the air way.
Another kind of snoring mouthpiece are the Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSDs). These are designed to help prevent the tongue from falling to the back of the mouth, thus creating a wider opening for the airway. They do this by pulling the tongue forward while you sleep. Many prefer TSDs over MADs, as MADs can cause some discomfort in the jaw. However, the position of the tongue does require some getting used to.
There are also snoring chin straps. However, these are among one of the least popular options. This is partially because there have been very few studies looking at how effective chin straps are for snoring prevention.
Now that you know what kinds of mouthpieces there are and how they work, let’s get more specific about Zyppah.
What makes Zyppah special?
As mentioned above, there you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a mouthpiece for snoring. So, why should you pick Zyppah instead of any of the many others that you could pick from? Let’s get to know this snoring mouthpiece a little bit better.
The first thing to know, is that Zyppah is a mix between a MAD and a TSD. It uses a patented Tongue Elastic that holds your tongue forward to keep it from blocking the airway. On top of that, it also has the lower jaw support that aligns the jaw forward, to keep your throat open. Utilizing a combination of the two most common kinds of snoring solution, Zyppah effectively stops two of the main causes of snoring. Allowing your loved ones to get just as good night’s sleep as you do.
Zyppah is designed to provide unbeatable comfort. It is not uncommon, however, to have some slight discomfort, or to even gag a little, when you first put in the Zyppah. No worries, as this is a common reaction to having something that seems foreign placed in the mouth. But it does not take long for the body to get used to having the mouthpiece in place. After that, you will hardly notice it at all!
One important thing that you need to do when looking for a snoring mouthpiece, is to talk to your doctor. There is a chance that your snoring may be a sign of a larger condition. Specifically, your snoring may be a symptom of sleep apnea. Snoring mouthpieces may be able to help you eliminate the snoring, but there is more to sleep apnea than just snoring. As this is a rather serious condition, it may require treatment beyond a mouthpiece. So, it is always good to talk to your doctor first.
With all of the different snoring mouthpieces out there, choosing one can be intimidating. So, we are glad that you took the time to research and find the right one for you. We know that it is not surprising that we hear at Zyppah would recommend our Zyppah mouthpiece. However, we are confident that you will love it. So much so, that we offer a 90-day guarantee. If you try our mouthpiece and you are not completely satisfied, you can send it back within 90 days and get a full refund. But we are sure that you will love it.