source : http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/snoring.cfm The noisy sound of Snoring occurs when there is obstruction in the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. Snoring can cause embarrassment and disrupt the sleep of loved ones, many of whom choose to sleep separately from the partners ! Snoring is also a medical issue, since it disturbs sleeping pattern and deprives the snorer of appropriate rest. When snoring is severe, it can cause serious health problems, including sleep apnea (obstructive breathing). Self help for light snorers: * Adopt a healthy life style with good body line, shedding excess weight * Before bed time, avoid tranquilizers, sleeping pills and histamines * Establish regular sleeing pattern * Sleep on your side, rather than your back * Have a little raised (4 - 5") pillow, to keep your head above the bed For heavy snorers, the right treatment is to be decided by the Otolaryngologist. Most common treatments include: Injection Snoreplasty, The Pillar Procedure, Turbinate Coblation and Laser SMR.