Snoring is a sound resulting from turbulent airflow that causes tissues to vibrate during sleep. When we are asleep, the area at the back of the throat sometimes narrows which causes the tissues surrounding the opening to vibrate, which in turn can cause the sounds of snoring. Different people who snore may have various reasons for the narrowing of the area at the back of the throat. The narrowing can be in the nose, mouth, or throat. In adults, the most common causes of obstruction are septal deviations or tissue swelling from allergies, alcohol, certain medications and weight gain. In children, enlarged adenoids and tonsils are often the cause of the obstruction. Snoring may not be a medical problem, but it can become a significant social problem for the snorer and sleep problem for the bed partner. It becomes a more serious problem when apneic episodes are witnessed ( breathing stops briefly or gasping )when there is lowered oxygen levels in the blood. The brain senses this decrease in blood oxygen and sends awakening signals so that an open airway can be restored and breathing can resume. The sudden decreases in oxygen levels that occur with sleep apnea place a burden on the cardiovascular system, leading to the development of high blood pressure in approximately half of those suffering from sleep apnea, and this increases the risks of stroke and heart failure. There are various surgical procedures undertaken in our hospital to correct the various peripheral causes of snoring.