Zyppah anti snoring device – an in-depth zyppah review to stop snoring

The first thing to note is that there are four versions of the Zyppah devices. 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 and anti-snoring devices, 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 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.

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.

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.