In Today’s post, I will review two anti-snoring devices from PureSleep and Zyppah, and what makes each product tick. Both devices work as mandibular advancement devices (MADs). However, the Zyppah also works as a Tongue Retaining Device (TRD).
I considered various features with both the Zyppah and the PureSleep devices, and this includes:
- The Price
- Ease of Use
- Fitting Instructions
- Versions Available
Reading the entire article will, thus, help you capture all the important details with the two devices and help you make a better-informed choice. So stick around to the end, and let us help you learn more about both the PureSleep and the Zyppah anti-snoring devices.
Product Overview Section
The Price Comparison
One of the most important aspects to consider with a review is the price charged for each product. A key question to consider with such a comparison is whether the price difference noted is justifiable using any of the product’s features. So, which product is more affordable, and is it work saving a couple of bucks? Let’s find out.
The Zyppah device will set you back around $99.99 for the device inclusive of shipping. However, purchasing a PureSleep device is much cheaper, costing around $59.95 for the device, plus an additional $9.99 for shipping. Even with shipping included, the PureSleep gadget is cheaper by some $30.05.
While this is a significant difference, it would be interesting to note whether the price gap matches the quality gap and features of the device. Well, having tried out both devices here is what I concluded:
While the PureSleep functions purely as a MAD device (Mandibular Advancement Device), the Zyppah on its part works both as a MAD device and as a TRD (Tongue Retaining Device). Being a TRD, the gadget works to stabilize the tongue, helping to keep it in place throughout the night. By offering such stability, the tongue doesn’t fall back into the throat, ensuring that the airways remain free from blockages. In this way, snoring the device effectively prevents snoring and ensures more comfortable and restful sleep on a regular basis.
PureSleep, on its part, comes as two separate pieces that are fitted separately on the upper and lower jaws, respectively. As a MAD device, PureSleep works to move the mandible forward and widen the airways. By preventing these airways from closing, the device prevents Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), or snoring, as it is more commonly known. This functionality is, however, available with the Zyppah device.
Consequently, the Zyppah comes out on top when pitted against the PureSleep device in terms of functionality. The former promises to stabilize your tongue and move your mandible forward to better open up the airways and prevent snoring while sleeping.
Both the Zyppar and the PureSleep anti-snoring devices are quite easy to use. To use either device, you need to submerge it in boiling water for some 30 or so seconds. On achieving this, the next step entails removing the device from the boiling water and bite down on the softened material. Doing so helps create a dental impression which helps the anti-snoring device perform its duty efficiently. Lastly, once the device acquires your dental impression, dip it in cold water to make the dental impression permanent.
While both the Zyppah and the PureSleep devices need submerging in boiling water for 30-45 seconds, the former comes as only one device, while the latter comes with the lower and upper pieces detached. These two pieces thus need to be fitted separately, making the process a bit longer. The steps to fill the multi-piece device are still simple enough, though, and it will only take an extra minute or two to have the device working when compared to fitting the Zyppah.
However, one downside to using the PureSleep device is that the boil and bite process can only be done once. Accordingly, users need to take extra care to get the fitting done right as there are no do-overs. On its part, The Zyppah leaves room for 2 – 3 more boil and bite procedures without losing its structural integrity. Given this feature, it is clear that the Zyppah leads the PureSleep device with regards to fitting procedures.
Finally, users have more versions to choose from with a Zyppah device (up to four) compared to the PureSleep device, which has only one version available. The several design options available with the Zyppah make it aesthetically pleasing and allow for use by different sized individuals. Snorers with larger or larger jaws would, thus, have an option that fits them perfectly.
What’s more, you can either find the Zyppah over the counter or be prescribed by a physician in cases of severe sleep apnea. Given this versatility, it comes out ahead on this category, too, as only one version of the PureSleep device exists.
There you have it, Both the Zyppah and the PureSleep anti-snoring device promise to help you with your snoring. However, one product comes out head and shoulders above the other on all aspects reviewed other than the price. As I am sure you have been paying attention, you know that this product is no other than the Zyppah.
While it’is a more expensive option, my use of the product proved that it was well worth the extra 20 bucks spent. It promises a longer shelf life, but it can also be fitted multiple times, ensuring superior effectiveness for longer. Using a Zyppah also guarantees you better results as it stabilizes the tongue and works on the mandibular for continued open airways.
So, if you’re looking for a device to help ease snoring, and don’t mind paying a small premium, Zyppah is your sure bet. So, forget the slightly higher investment, and look forward to all the advantages the device packs.