Snoring is the sound from the vibration of respiratory structures caused by obstructed air movement when breathing while asleep. Snoring is caused by the relaxation of the uvula and soft palate, which can relax enough to potentially partially block the airway when breathing. The result is irregular airflow and vibrations. Almost all treatments for snoring focus primarily on lessening the breathing discomfort by clearing the airway blockage, but so far there is no certain treatment to completely stop snoring. Surgery attempting to widen the airway is quite invasive and carries risks of adverse side effects.
Sleeping pills are medicines that are designed to help people fall asleep or stay asleep. Most sleeping pills are classified as sedative hypnotics and are prescription drugs (this may be regulated and handled differently depending on the country you are in). This specific class of drugs includes benzodiazepines, barbiturates, other hypnotics, and over-the-counter sleeping aids.