Snоrіng іѕ caused by the vibration of the ѕоft tіѕѕuеѕ in the back of the mouth thаt occurs as a rеѕult of a partial оbѕtruсtіоn оf the airway. It is often secondary tо thе movement of the ѕоft tіѕѕuеѕ of thе palate, uvulа, tongue аnd tоnѕіlѕ relaxing durіng ѕlеер.
The Zyppah anti-snoring mouthpiece utilizes a unique tongue stabilizing feature. Like most stop snoring mouthpieces, the Zyppah works by moving the lower jaw forward. This process creates a larger airway which reduces air resistance, turbulence, and snoring.
The name ‘Zyppah’ is ‘Happy Z’ spelled backwards. Zyppah was created by a dentist and is cleared by the FDA for snoring. Like other snoring devices, Zyppah is worn at nighttime. It comes in one size and fits most mouths because it is a ‘boil and bite’ device. By heating the oral device, the thermoplastic becomes compliant and allows the teeth to create an impression. This mold fits the individual and is less likely to become displaced during sleep. It also comes in several color combinations.
Zyppah has the tongue strap which aims to keep the tongue down, or from sliding to the back of the throat. The tongue plays a significant, but not exclusive, role in snoring.
The Zyppah snoring mouthpiece is not adjustable. It stays fixed in one position. Zyppah devices do not articulate at the posterior joint – this means that when your mouth opens, the device does not open with it. It only works when your mouth is closed.
This brand of devices comes in a few different color combinations aimed at different populations. At the time of this publication, there was no white or clear version of the snoring device. Zyppah also comes in the Zyppah Pro version which has several models that resemble other professionally made sleep apnea oral appliances. However, a key difference is that the Zyppah Pro devices contain the same tongue retaining strap as the regular Zyppah snoring mouthpiece.
Zyppah is a trademark owned by Zyppah and is not affiliated with American Sleep Association.
There are many options available to help with snoring. To learn more and research, visit Sleep Association’s reviews of anti-snoring devices and mouth guards
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