Let’s be honest, snoring is annoying. But it’s also so much more than that. Snoring is a major problem that afflicts many, many people. Not just the snorers themselves, but their partners, roommates or whoever else is unfortunate enough to be stuck sleeping near them, enduring the roaring noise. And that right there, folks, is why everyone is talking about the Zyppah snoring mouthpiece! We’re going to jump right in and look at what exactly makes the Zyppah snoring mouthpiece so special. Let’s get to it!
A Little Bit About Snoring
Snoring is a diagnosable sleep condition that afflicts millions of people. In America, about 90 million people snore at least sometimes, while 37 million snore regularly. Perhaps even more alarming is that only 59% of snorers will admit they have a little (or big) snoring problem. This means that a whopping 41% of people with a snoring condition are leaving it untreated. You may be asking yourself at this point, and…? Yeah, snoring is obnoxious, but is it really that big of a deal? To put it bluntly, yes! Snoring can be damaging to a person’s physical wellness, mental wellness and relationships. In some cases, snoring can be extremely dangerous and even life threatening.
A Big Bit About Snoring
In order to understand what makes snoring bad and possibly detrimental to a person’s health, you have to understand what exactly causes snoring. In a nutshell, snoring is caused by a blockage in the air passage. When we fall asleep, so does our body, and in turn, our muscles. As we know, the tongue is a muscle. In fact, it is one of the strongest muscles in our body, so it makes for quite the barrier. When the tongue falls asleep, it relaxes and can droop backwards, causing a partial or complete blockage of the air passage. Along with the tongue, the roof of our mouth and throat relax, which can contribute to the severity of the blockage. In effect, this blockage disrupts the airflow and causes what is basically turbulence. This creates the rattling, grating sound we know as snoring.
It is not anything new to hear that snoring can be annoying and pose some very real problems in relationships. According to Dream Sleep Respiratory, snoring is the third leading cause of divorce. Studies in the United Kingdom show that between 80% and 90% of people with a partner who snores have difficulty achieving rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is crucial for someone’s wellness. As we know, lack of quality sleep can lead to irritability. Not only does the snoring because a point of contention, but other relationship issues might be exacerbated and harder to resolve as a result of the irritability, fogginess, and decrease in problem solving abilities that come with lack of sleep.
Your love life is not the only way in which snoring can negatively impair your quality life, though; your physical wellness can also take a hit. Some common side effects associated with snoring include chest pains, drowsiness, irritability, behavioral problems in children, and lapses in breathing. That last side effect might have taken your breath away (pun intended), and we can’t blame you! The thought of our breathing stopping, even for a moment during sleep, sounds scary—and it very much is for snorers. This moment where breathing ceases will likely snap the person awake, as their instinctual reaction forces them to find a way to breathe. This choking sensation is not only alarming, it is disruptive to a person’s sleep schedule. In some cases, a snorer’s snoring may be connected to another sleep condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is characterized by these same pauses in breathing due to a near or entire blockage of the air passage. Because of snoring and OSA’s inherent connection, many people find that when they treat their snoring, they also treat their OSA.
All About Zyppah Snoring Mouthpiece
Now that we know what causes snoring, and why the tongue in particular is a major cause, we can dive into the reasons the Zyppah snoring mouthpiece works. There are many different products out there, all with claims about how they can help snoring. Mouthpieces as a solve for the snoring problem as quite popular, and in general tend to be more effective than other anti-snoring products, such as snoring pillows or chinstraps. However, what sets the Zyppah snoring mouthpiece apart from other is that it is the only of its kind with the Z-FactorTM. What this is, is basically a seatbelt for your tongue. Zyppah stops snoring by targeting the root of the issue. The unique, effective tongue strap prevents the tongue from falling back and creating the blockage that causes the air blockage. Based off what we have learned, this also means that, without a blockage present, it is much less likely that pauses in breathing will take place.
Unlike some other snoring mouthpieces, Zyppah’s poses less risk of unwanted side effects. Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) are another type of anti-snoring mouthpiece that attempts to prevent snoring by pushing the jaw forward. This can result in jaw and tooth, and even teeth shifting! Because Zyppah does not target jaw, there is no pain or risk of unpleasant work down the road. The only side effect sometimes seen with Zyppah is a slight gagging sensation when someone first begins using the mouthpiece. Because our mouth identifies it as a foreign object, it may trigger salivation or gagging. However, once the mouthpiece is left in, our bodies adjust, and the gagging sensation goes away.
It isn’t just the Z-FactorTM that sets Zyppah’s snoring mouthpiece apart, however. Zyppah was also featured in a study, and it was found that it was able to stop snoring in 91% of cases with no adverse side effects. The remaining 9% can be explained by the slight gagging sensation that some people experience as a side effect. However, as previously stated, if someone persists, the gagging will go away, and they will be able to reap the rewards of this one of a kind, Zyppah snoring mouthpiece!