Unfortunately for a guy like me it seems like health issues come in
threes. It reminds me of the old age, “celebrity deaths come in threes”. I’ll never forget the day Steve Irwin died, funnily enough he was a hero of mine.
It’s also the fact that there’s a weird connection in my crazy messed up mind between Steve and my struggle with sleep apnea.
The first time I ever discovered I had a problem with snoring is when my friend Zach and I were watching an episode of the Crocodile Hunter right after Steve’s passing and I fell asleep half way through. Not because I was bored, (sorry Steve) but simply because I’d been sleep deprived. One of the many symptoms of the depression believe it or not. Not all of us depressives simply sleep all day.
Anyway, back to my story. Zach shook me awake in the middle of the interview and literally the first words out of his mouth were “dude you’re snoring is so loud you could wake Steve Irwin from his grave!”
Mildly annoyed by his insensitive joke, but even more peeved by the fact that apparently I snore like a mad man. I can’t even begin to tell you how embarrassed I was. I’ve never been very good with the ladies, but of all the women I’d ever slept next to in my entire life not one of them had ever mentioned that I’m an apparently obnoxious snorer.
I tried a number of things throughout the years to try to fix the problem and honestly nothing worked, or I just simply couldn’t stand wearing these dumb looking snoring mouth thinga-majiggers for more than a day or two.
Sure enough I did a sleep study and I am diagnosed with sleep apnea. Dr. Blancher says it might have something to do with my depression and the fact that I can no longer play baseball. I digress and think they are two entirely different issues all together.
Anyway, I decided to give some anti-snoring devices another go and tried Zyppah. I found a review of Zyppah at this website, and was convinced that maybe I should give it a go. I mean it’s backed by a dentist right? It must be legit. I’ll admit that it was pretty awkward when I started wearing this. I used an app on my phone that records whether or not I snore and it really seems to be working. I don’t know if I’ll continue wearing it, but I know that at least for now it seems to be a good temporary solution.
It’s a pretty funking looking device. Reminds me of a frog’s lips. Anyway has anybody else tried this? Did it work for you? If I can at least get one of my problems under control I’m confident I’ll be A LOT happier in the long term.