This product review was uptated on July 2018
Table of Contents
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Zyppah RX Product Details
- 3 It Sounds Great, But Does It Works?
- 4 Custom-fitting process
- 5 Testing Zyppah RX
- 6 Price
- 7 About the Company
- 8 Will This Product Help To Treat Sleep Apnea?
- 9 Pros
- 10 Cons
- 11 Users Comments
- 12 Conclusion
- 13 What Should I do?
- 14 Rating
When you first take a look to Zyppah RX you immediately feel intrigued. Its design is very different from other similar anti-snoring products which are available in the market. And it is not only about the design, it is also about the colors, its vibrant color makes it look powerful.
Of course, color is not important, but still, I felt kind of attracted by the colors so I thought I should point that out. Then I analyzed its design and I am pretty much sure that this product is a pioneer in the anti-snoring industry. It offers two different solutions at the same time. Quite impressive, huh?
Like any Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) what it basically does is to reposition your jaw a little forward. But, it also has a stabilizing strap designed to support your tongue so it will not fall back blocking the airway. This feature makes Zyppah RX definitely different from any similar anti-snoring product on the market.
Zyppah RX Product Details
It is a very hybrid and advanced oral appliance, just imagine, it is the first product using qualities of both, Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) and Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSDs). It is also labeled as cleared by the FDA and it is made in the USA. You can also get a custom fit because it uses the boil and bite method, which is very common technique used to customize MADs.
As we said before, it uses methods of two different devices. Firstly, it helps you to reposition your lower jaw like any regular MAD, preventing your jaw to fall back to block your airway while you are sleeping. By doing this, it also prevents flappy relaxed tissues to produce vibrations, so the airway is virtually cleared.
Now, let’s talk about the TSD features the designers have added to Zyppah RX. This mouth piece has also a kind of band designed to stabilize your tongue. Although MADs normally do a good job unblocking the airway, sometimes this is just not enough. The tongue is also a muscle that relaxes and falls back while you are sleeping, it is one on the main reasons why we snore, especially if we like to sleep on our backs.
I would like to add that I tried the over-the-counter product, but you can also get this product as a prescribed one. You can choose from two different prescription appliances, but, you have to go to California and find a Snore No More facility to have it customized.
It Sounds Great, But Does It Works?
To be honest, it is attractive, it will totally catch your attention, but then you unpack it looks kind of confusing and a little bit painful too. It does definitely not look like any other mouth piece at all. It is not painful though, but patience is of essence because you will need a couple of days to get used to it.
Those having gag reflexes may think that the design of this device may trigger them, but do not worry, it is totally safe and it will not produce gag reflexes, believe me. The elastic band is positioned in a place that will not bother you at all.
As we said before, Zyppah RX uses the boil and bite method. This kind of technology will enable you to mold it in the comfort of your home. The process is easy and it comes with instructions, I have wide experience using this method so I will suggest you some tips.
Although Zyppah RX does not look like a regular MAD, it uses the easiest and commonest method in order to achieve a perfect custom fit: the boil and bite method. You will only need a pot and two small bowls, tongs or a spatula and a clock or timer to control the time.
I suggest you to first clean it only with warm water and place it in your mouth just to get to know how it feels. After getting acquainted with this device, you have to:
- Pour cold water and ice into a bowl. Reserve for later.
- Boil water in the pot.
- When water is boiling, transfer it into the other bowl. Transferring the water another recipient will reduce chances of Zyppah RX touching the hot bottom of the pot and getting ruined.
- Immerse Zyppah RX in the bowl containing hot water and leave it there 60 seconds.
- Remove it using the tongs and then let it cool for only a few seconds. Hold it using the rubber strap.
- Make sure the word “Zyppah” is facing the right way. It has to be in the lower tray.
- Now place it inside your mouth. Begin with the lower teeth, you will have to connect your teeth with the exact point where the green thermoplastic touches the black hard plastic. Then, move your jaw slightly forward.
- Make sure the upper teeth are also resting against the hard plastic too.
- Bite down for exactly 60 seconds.
- Remove Zyppah RX from your mouth and place it in the bowl containing icy water. This will help to speed up the process of hardening.
- Leave it in the cold water for about 60 seconds, once it is completely cool, place it in your mouth so that you can check the fit.
- You can repeat the process twice in case you are not happy with the first result.
Testing Zyppah RX
I was very anxious to try this mouth piece because is so different from others I have tried. But I must say I did not have much faith in it. I thought that it was too much for an oral appliance, that one of the methods would not function properly.
As I have already tried another tongue retainers as Good Morning Snore Solution (GMSS), I compared both of them and I was not able to figure out how effective would the strap be as it is supposed to hold the tongue down and not forward as GMSS.
I ordered it and I receive three days later. The packaging is as attractive as the product itself. I read the short and simple instructions and I begin the fitting process so that I could directly use it at night.
I must confess that I used a mirror during the fitting to check if my teeth were properly aligned. I have done the boil and bite method hundreds of times but for some reason I felt insecure.
The first night I used it felt absolutely different because of the strap holding my tongue back. The strap is so slim that it does not feel uncomfortable at all, it only feels strange. It did not feel invasive and it has an air hole in the front that allows you to breathe easier if you are a mouth breather.
I used it the whole night and it did not fell off. Nobody crash my ribs to make me stop snoring, so the product was effective. When I removed Zyppah RX from my mouth I did experiences soreness though, but this is normal when using MADs.
I tried it for a whole week and it did stop the snoring. It was effective. Soreness went completely away after the third night of using it, my mouth gradually got used to it.
When it was first released it cost $123. Nowadays it has a more affordable price, it is at $98.15. However you will find on sale on the official website at $89.95. Shipping, processing and handling have a flat fee of $9.95. And, if you want to buy 2, you get the second one for $59.95.
You also have the 30 days of trial. So you can order it for free (paying the flat shipping fee of $9.95). This option allows you to try it for 30 days before charging your credit card.
About the Company
Zyppah RX was designed by Jonathan Greenburg. He is a doctor with more than 30 years of experience in the dentistry industry. He also studied bioengineering as an undergraduate student. He spent the latest 10 years of his life conducting researches regarding sleep apnea and snoring.
In his researches he found out that the vibrations produced when snoring were due to the blockage of the airway, so he designed a product that addresses this issue completely. Now he owns 5 facilities of his company, Snore No more, in different places from California (Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Newport Beach, Encino and Valencia).
Will This Product Help To Treat Sleep Apnea?
There is confusing information on the web regarding this issue so I think it is important to clarify this information. A lot of people think that as the founder of the company has an association to prevent sleep apnea, this product prevents it too. This is not truth,Zyppah RX was not designed to treat sleep apnea at all.
Take a look at the official website of the product and you will find no connection between Zyppah RXand sleep apnea. If you suffer from this condition, you always have to ask your doctor before using an anti-snoring device.
Pros and Cons
My personal experience using Zyppah RX was excellent, buy I always say that we are all different persons so effectiveness of a product may vary depending on the person. Below you will find lists containing common advantages and disadvantages that you may experience when using this product.
- It was designed by a dentist who also studied bioengineering.
- It has a dual effect: It slightly pulls your jaw forward and it stabilizes your tongue.
- It allows you to breathe freely as it has air flows in the front.
- It uses the boil and bite method to achieve a custom fit.
- It offers a 30 days trial period, so you can buy it after trying it.
- It is made in the USA.
- It is FDA-cleared.
- Better Business Bureau also accredited this company.
- It is BPA free.
- It is slim and soft. It is very comfortable to wear.
- It lasts for 6 to 9 months.
- It is cleaned by only using water and soap.
- You will experience soreness the first days. But this is an issue you will always have to deal with if you have to wear mouth pieces.
- You will also experience drooling the first days. It is also normal when wearing mouth pieces.
- The instructions suggest that you should clean Zyppah RX with denture tabs once a week to extend its lifespan. So consider denture tabs in your budget.
- People wearing crowns, dentures, loose teeth or caps will not be able to use it.
Most of users using the product felt as skeptical as me. You do not trust the design when you first see it. However most of the comments made by users state that Zyppah RX is effective and that is very soft and confortable to wear.
There are also complaints about soreness, but soreness and drooling are totally common when using anti-snoring mouth pieces. You need to give your mouth some time to get used to have something in your mouth. All of this will gradually disappear before completing a week of use.
It was released in the year 2008 and so far has an excellent reputability. It is relatively new compared to other mouth pieces but it became quite popular. It was designed by a dentist with more than 3 decades of experience in the field and with a strong background in bioengineering.
Zyppah RX is really effective, it proved to completely eliminate snoring by repositioning jaws and stabilizing the tongue. Although it looks unpleasant, it is pretty much comfortable. Its material is soft and it is also BPA which is very important because BPA is a dangerous material.
This product is unique, there are not mouth pieces offering a double result so the price is way more expensive than other similar products. The design is good but it could be improved. If it had a jaw repositioning system it would be the best anti-snoring product in the world.
Price may be high but as I already said, it is a mouth piece with a strong selling point, the tongue strap. I recommend Zyppah RX because it is comfortable and affective, but in case you want to see similar products within this price range, you can check out my review on Good Morning Snore Solution, it was also designed by a dentist and it is just as affective.
What Should I do?
I always encourage people to find the factor that may cause their snoring issues, by knowing this, they will find an effective solution. Your mouth is unique, and so are your needs, so investigate and make a full analyzes before spending your money. I find it great that Zyppah RX offers a 30 days trial period. If you liked the advantages of using it, there is nothing wrong with trying, its effectiveness is proved.