Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Zyppah? It is an unusual name
The Zyppah is a revolutionary new oral appliance that stops snoring. The name represents “Happy Z (sleeping)”. We spelled it backwards for distinction. The company is also named Zyppah, Inc. and is totally committed to improving the quality of your life.
What causes snoring?
Although there are several causes of snoring, it is mainly caused by the tongue relaxing in the back of your throat while asleep; this happens to all your muscles during sleep. The tongue partially blocks your normal air flow causing air moving though the restricted throat opening to make that hollow rushing sound we call snoring.
Will the Zyppah really help me stop snoring?
Yes, The Zyppah knows what causes snoring and is designed to stop it. The simple solution to your snoring problem is to prevent the tongue from getting into your throat while you sleep.
There are many snoring devices on the market; what makes the Zyppah better?
The Zyppah is the only oral appliance on the market today that directly addresses the tongue. You will notice the Zyppah has an elastic band across the back of the appliance. This revolutionary addition holds your tongue in place when you sleep, making it the most effective solution for snoring. Zyppah is the only appliance with this remarkable solution.
Why should I care if I snore?
Snoring is not just a nuisance to your partner but can be an indication of a more serious health issue. Too often the person snoring is not aware that there’s a problem. If we have a partner, our snoring is seriously disturbing them, causing them to have their own preventable sleep issues.
What possible health problems can snoring indicate?
Snoring causes your heart to pump harder because of the lack of oxygen entering the lungs. Oxygen flowing to your brain is greatly reduced for 8 hours a day. Imagine what that must do to your thinking ability. Statistics show that serious sleep deprivation is an underlying factor in heart conditions, high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes and possibly cancer. Snoring should be taken seriously and treated immediately. The Zyppah is specifically designed to improve your health, your happiness and the happiness of those who love you.
Will it really stop my snoring immediately, or does it take time?
Actually, YES, the Zyppah will immediately reduce or stop your snoring.
Since the Zyppah only comes in one size, will it fit me?
The Zyppah was designed by an experienced dentist to fit the great majority of users. Our mouths are remarkably similar in size and shape, yet the teeth patterns are different for everyone. The Zyppah uses soft, moldable material that you shape for your own mouth. Just soak the Zyppah in hot water, and bite down onto it a few seconds later when properly cooled. This will make a personal mold for your own teeth. There are simple and clear instructions provided, plus we provide a video link showing a dentist fitting the Zyppah for himself. The Zyppah is flexible enough to re-heat and fit three times if need be.
What if it doesn’t work for me?
The Zyppah is designed for snoring and it works well for most people. We want you to try it. We want you to take your time getting used to wearing an oral appliance, we want you to be healthy. In spite of all this, if it does not work for you, it might be an indication of a more serious condition. If this is the case, we recommend consulting a medical professional to determine if you have sleep apnea. Zyppah has a growing National network of Zyppah-trained dentists to assist you. Contact us for more information.
I was diagnosed with sleep apnea; can I use Zyppah? I can’t use the CPAP machine.
The Zyppah is designed for snoring only and should not be used to treat sleep apnea. However, the Zyppah Company is totally committed to your health and happiness, and that certainly includes the treatment of sleep apnea. We do offer a professional oral appliance that is customized for each individual obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sufferer. In many cases, our professional Zyppah can provide an alternative to CPAP.
I seem to get plenty of sleep every night and still wake up tired. Can Zyppah help me get a better night’s sleep?
Yes, the Zyppah can be a big help to you. Even though we think we are getting a good night’s sleep, snoring is greatly reducing the quality of your sleep. With an honest, good night’s sleep, you will wake up feeling refreshed and energetic.
My partner snores. What are my options?
You can definitely recommend that they try the Zyppah. But emphasizing the importance of a good night’s rest for both of you.
Are there any special care required for the Zyppah?
The Zyppah is worn all night in your mouth, so it is very important it be kept as clean and germ-free as possible. Zyppah sells a very special cleaner called SNAP that is ideal for maintaining a clean, germ-free environment for your Zyppah. SNAP is as unique in its own way as the Zyppah because it is the only cleaner available with all three critical properties: Anti-Bacteria, Anti-Fungus and Anti-Virus. It destroys 99.9% of all three of these health aggressors. No other cleaner can do this.
How long does the Zyppah last?
With proper care, The Zyppah will last months.
Can I use the Zyppah with my dentures? Missing teeth? Bridges? Implants?
It is not recommended that you use the Zyppah with full dentures. One or two missing teeth are OK, and bridges should not be a problem. With implants, it is usually recommended that you wait twelve months before trying the Zyppah.
In order to hold the tongue in place (keeping it out of the throat) the Zyppah must fit snugly between your teeth to hold your mouth closed. In this position, Zyppah’s special band can restrain your tongue. So it is important that teeth issues do not prevent the Zyppah from staying firmly in place when asleep.
I can’t keep my mouth closed when I sleep. Will this affect my Zyppah?
It might. To be most effective, the Zyppah must remain in position to restrain your tongue. Your opened mouth might pull the Zyppah out of place. However, we have customers who have successfully used a simple and inexpensive chin strap to help with this issue.
Is the Zyppah adjustable? Can it be customized for me?
User adjustability is something we DO NOT recommend. The Zyppah is safe and effective and does not require any adjustments on the user’s part. The Zyppah does require you to warm the appliance in hot water the first time you use it and mold it individually to your mouth. The soft plastic material will easily form to your particular teeth pattern making it is as comfortable as possible.
The Zyppah is like a mouthpiece, so is it difficult to get used to?
All oral appliances - often called mouthpieces- normally do require a breaking in period. It is not natural to sleep with something in your mouth all night, so it will seem cumbersome at first. Even though it is molded exactly for you own teeth, most people are not used to wearing a mouthpiece and it might seem uncomfortable at first. It will work the first night you wear it. Zyppah has a “1 minute plan” for first time users that recommends you start by wearing it only 1 minute at a time. Do this as often as possible and soon you will be comfortable wearing it all night and enjoying all the benefits of feeling great again.
Is the Zyppah FDA Cleared
The Zyppah is FDA cleared.
Is the Zyppah made in the USA?
It sure is! The Zyppah was designed by an American dentist who was educated in an American university and is manufactured in the USA.
What’s Zyppah’s return policy?
Zyppah has a hassle-free 90 day return guarantee. This can be extended if you need more time to adjust to your oral appliance. Just call our customer support line. Zyppah also provides an additional 90 days if you purchase our recommended SNAP cleanser. In every case, we want you happy. Please try the Zyppah with confidence.
What is it made of? Are the materials safe?
The Zyppah is safe (FDA Cleared) and made from environmentally friendly and non-toxic materials. Remember, it is designed and sold by an experienced dentist who fully understands the importance of providing safe materials for your oral use.
How do I store my Zyppah?
Zyppah supplies a specially fit protective case for convenient storage and privacy. It is very small and light, yet strong enough to protect your Zyppah from any kind of potential damage.
I don’t see my question here. How can I contact you for more information?
We love questions! The more you know about Zyppah, the more clear the positive difference between Zyppah and the others become. Contact a Zyppah specialist toll free at (800) 875-3370 24 Hours a Day - 7 Days a Week, or email us at WeCare@Zyppah.com.