Most people with snoring have had to use a lot of drugs to control their snoring, such as medicines, cough medicines, and cold medicines. Some doctors have recommended against snoring medications because of side effects. Some doctors recommend that people use anti snoring medications only when their breathing is bad enough to stop breathing. They will not treat your snoring with medications until you have your breathing back to normal. If you have problems breathing when you sleep, don't use anti snoring medications. They can worsen breathing problems, including snoring. If you sleep through your snoring, you could have a medical condition that causes snoring. For example, your snoring could be a reaction to something in your airway. When you snore, your airway can't close all the way. If it closes all the way, it prevents a sound from reaching your brain. In the meantime, you may still be able to hear your snoring, which may contribute to it becoming worse. There is no proven cause-and-effect relationship between snoring and problems with your brain. You may see results in just a few months, even though the cause of your snoring may be undiscovered. If your snoring makes you feel tired, you may need sleep aids.