The CPAP Machine and Zyppah mouthpiece work in different ways to stop you from snoring. A CPAP is a mechanism with a pump that applies air pressure to keep your throat open and prevent snoring. Zyppah is a composite MAD (mandibular advancement device) that forces your jaw forward and prevents your tongue from obstructing your airway passages.
The CPAP needs power, a nasal or full-face mask and possibly other attachments. These machines cost approximately over $800. Most MADs cost around $100 or even less.
The CPAP will stop snoring. The Zyppah and other MAD and TRDs have a success rate also. The cost and the care needed if you use a CPAP drive many to attempt a less costly and easier-to-maintain option such as the Zyppah.
The order and shipping process for the Zyppah took about three days. We ordered two, one for me and another one for my wife. The box included detailed fitting directions. We followed the instructions carefully, adjusting the stop snoring devices and using the boil and bite technique.
Both of us had somewhat sore mouths after the first night of wearing the Zyppah. The soreness faded away though within a few days. We both awoke refreshed, and my son did not hear snoring coming from our room.
Washing the one-piece unit was a matter of putting it in a glass of warm water together with a denture cleansing-type tablet. There was no rubbing or brushing required, as there were no nooks or crannies that needed special care.
After the two week test, my wife and I agreed that the Zyppah did what it advertised and kept us from snoring.
Trying the CPAP
You must have a prescription to buy a CPAP. You are supposed to have a sleep study done at a doctor’s office to decide the correct pressure configuration. Getting around this is easy, by filling out an online survey, then waiting for a contracted MD to evaluate the answers and write the order. It takes about one week to receive the order in the mail.
Once you receive the doctor’s authorization, you have to provide a copy of the prescription as soon as you are ready to purchase your machine.
You do not need a prescription to buy any supplies or components such as additional tubing, filters or masks.
You might need to buy a CPAP humidifier because often users find that the pressurized air is too dry for them.
Cleaning needs much more work than a MAD or TRD. You will have to remove the tubing apart, remove the filter and mask and clean each piece separately with soap and water. The instructions recommend to clean the parts at least once a week, but many find that to guarantee a germ-free unit you must wash it every day. The machine itself does not require any maintenance other than cleaning the outside occasionally.
When fitted and settled correctly, using a CPAP virtually ensures that you will not snore.
The Zyppah and a CPAP fit adequately and can adapt to any size mouth or face. Some people say that the noise, however slight, of the CPAP, disrupts either the wearer or the person’s sleep partner´s sleep.
The disassembly of the CPAP for washing and the various moving parts makes a CPAP a bit more challenging to use on a daily basis.
Many health insurance plans will help pay the high costs of buying a CPAP.
If you undergo severe sleep apnea, then being evaluated by a doctor and using a CPAP makes total sense.
If you or your mate snore, but there is no medical condition like sleep apnea related to your snoring, then the Zyppah is more likely a better option. Make sure to get a Zyppah discount when purchasing.
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