Zzoma Positional Device Review

Zzoma Positional Sleep Device Review

Zzoma is designed for use as an  alternative to CPAP therapy for those who have positional mild to moderate sleep apnea. Board-certified physicians designed this positional medical device which sits on a person’s back with straps that wrap around the torso and connect to the front of the body. The foam wedge design, made of lightweight semi-rigid synthetic foam, restricts the user from turning onto their back, which can cause the airway to collapse. As a result, Zzoma promotes side-sleeping while also reducing snoring and disrupted breathing. ZZoma is comfortably worn as high up as possible on a user’s upper torso to improve a patient’s sleep apnea symptoms and provide improved and uninterrupted sleep.

What is Positional Sleep Apnea?

Positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) is a type of sleep apnea that occurs when a person's breathing is more obstructed while sleeping on their back than on their side. In a supine sleeping position, the tongue and soft tissues in the upper airway relax. This results in blocked airflow, which causes a person to repeatedly start and stop breathing while sleeping at night. When a person sleeps on their back, the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), which measures the severity of obstructive sleep apnea, is often twice as high than a person's AHI when sleeping in other positions. 

Parts of the Zzoma

Parts of the Zzoma Positional DeviceParts of the Zzoma Positional Device
Part Name Function
Foam wedge Made of lightweight semi-rigid synthetic foam and restricts a user from turning onto their back
Nylon pack Holds the wedge in place
Velcro tabs Attached on straps that wrap around the front of the body and able to be customized

Features of the Zzoma Positional Device

Comfortable Design

Zzoma is designed to fit just under the arms, as high up on the upper torso as possible. The wedge sits on a user's back and includes straps that wrap to the front of the body that can be adjusted to accommodate many body shapes and sizes. The wedge design on a user's back sits comfortably and helps users stay on either of their sides as they sleep, reducing snoring and disrupted sleep.

Additionally, because this is an alternative to CPAP therapy, a user will not have to wear a CPAP mask. This allows a patient to sleep comfortably without the feeling of claustrophobia or without getting any CPAP mask redness and irritation on their face. 

Clinically Tested and Effective Alternative to CPAP Therapy

Zzoma is intended for nightly use and was clinically tested and FDA-cleared as a positional medical device for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Zzoma was found to be a clinically proven effective obstructive sleep apnea treatment and a perfect CPAP alternative. 

Who is this Device Best For?

Zzoma is best for:

  • Those who have mild-to-moderate sleep apnea and are looking for an alternative to sleep apnea
  • Those who tend to sleep in the supine position, causing the airways to collapse and sleep apnea symptoms to increase
  • Those who need assistance sleeping on their side
  • Those who weigh 100-350 pounds

How to Fit Zzoma

  1. Place the device on your back and bring the straps around so they are in front of you. Position the device so the Velcro straps are at the level of your chest.
  2. Adjust the Velcro straps to fit to your liking and secure them together.
  3. Lie on either side in a comfortable position and go to sleep.

How to Get the Best Results Using Zzoma

  • For the most effective results, wear your Zzoma right under your arms, as high up around your torso as possible.
  • Loose-fitting clothing can cause your Zzoma to move around. Wear a tight-fitted shirt underneath your device to keep it from shifting out of place. 
  • Some clothing materials can cause your Zzoma to shift as you sleep. Wear cotton-material clothing under your Zzoma as its PVC dot grips cotton surfaces the best.
  • The Velcro straps are made adjustable so that you can easily customize the fit to your body.
  • To move from side to side as you sleep, roll on your stomach to move.
  • We know getting comfortable with sleep apnea can be difficult! Give yourself at least two weeks to get properly accustomed to sleeping with your Zzoma. It may be more difficult for those who typically sleep on their back to get used to using this product.

How to Clean Zzoma

  1. Remove the foam wedge from the nylon material.
  2. Hand wash the nylon pack in cold water with a mild soap. Allow it to air dry.
  3. Use disinfectant wipes on the foam pieces.
  4. Once completely dry, reinsert the foam wedge and seal the Velcro closure. 

Your Zzoma can also be machine-washed. To machine-wash the outer fabric, remove the foam pieces, and watch it in cold water on the Delicate or Hand Wash cycle. 

Where Can I Purchase Zzoma?

Zzoma is available for sale online at The CPAP Shop. If you would like assistance purchasing or would like to learn more about this product or any of the other products we offer, give our knowledgeable staff a call at 866-414-9700 today.

Chris Vasta

Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. He often provides insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturers’ prototypes and is frequently tapped to provide reviews on new releases.