There are several avenues you can take to find relief from snoring, and each has its upsides and downsides. Determining which anti-snoring method will work for you is often a difficult process, and that is why I will guide you on making the right decision.
The Zyppah Rx is a fairly new anti-snoring solution, having been introduced into the market in June 2012. This FDA approved oral device has gained both popularity and skepticism, and below I am going to provide you with a breakdown of the Zyppah Rx so that you can determine whether it is right for you.
How It Works
The Zyppah Rx is a hybrid solution to tackling the problem of snoring, as it works to both stabilize your tongue and position your jaw forward.
This is in direct contrast to the standard mouthpiece on the market that only seeks to position your lower jaw. The mouthpiece uses an elastic band to hold your tongue so that it does fall across your throat, and also advances your jaw so that airflow is possible.
By taking this hybrid approach to snoring, the Zyppah Rx opens up your airways to allow unobstructed flow of air.
There is also a breather hole that ensures that you breather normally as you sleep, even with an oral device in your mouth.
There are two types of Zyppah Rx devices available to you. The first device is an Over-The Counter (OTC) option, which is only meant to treat snoring.
The second device is a prescription option, which needs to be custom-fitted at one of the five Snore No More facilities. This device can treat both snoring and sleep apnea, however, you will need to consult with a doctor before you get one.
The unique design of the Zyppah Rx is the first thing you will notice about it. This slim mouthpiece is much more compact than the standard bulky pieces on the market, which makes it easier to fit in your mouth.
Additionally, the Zyppah Rx has a vibrant green and black color scheme, which is extremely fashionable and pleasing to look at.
The price of the Zyppah Rx is a highly debated aspect of the mouthpiece, as it is much more expensive than any other oral devices on the market.
This mouthpiece retails at $89.95; however, you also have the option of paying for a $9.95 30 day trial, followed by two payments of $39.95. This latter option is designed for anyone with reservations about the mouthpiece.
The higher price of the Zyppah Rx can be attributed to research and promotional costs, acknowledging the fact that it is the premier product of its kind.
Another important aspect that you need to consider before you buy an oral device is whether it is comfortable. As I mentioned above, the Zyppah Rx has a slim profile that makes it easier to fit in your mouth.
Additionally, the oral device uses a boil and bite concept, where you boil the Zyppah in hot water, allow it to cool, and then bite down on it so that it can conform to your teeth. This concept allows for a customized oral device, which is more comfortable to wear.
However, you should expect to experience tenderness in your mouth, jaw, and teeth during the first few days, caused by having a foreign object in your mouth. However, this should diminish once your mouth is used to the Zyppah.
There is also concern about the tongue stabilizer, with many fearing that it will trigger the gag reflex. Thankfully, the tongue stabilizer has been well positioned to prevent this from occurring.
Unfortunately, the Zyppah Rx falters when it comes to the jaw advancement feature, as it does not have adjustment options.
The elephant in the room is whether or not the double action approach of the Zyppah Rx is effective in combating snoring. I can happily say that this approach helps reduce snoring immediately, by clearing the airways of any obstructions that usually cause you to snore.
However, it needs to be stressed that the OTC device does not treat sleep apnea. In fact, it is recommended that you first consult a physician if you have underlying issues that need to be addressed.
The Zyppah device should therefore be used solely as an anti-snoring device.
As you can see, there are many aspects that you need to take into consideration before choosing the Zyppah Rx as your anti-snoring device.
This oral device excels in design, comfort, and effectiveness, but it falters in price, adjustment options, and ability to treat sleep apnea. Taking both its benefits and drawbacks into close consideration, I can confidently say that this is a device that should be tried out by all snorers looking for a restful night.