One of the first types of snoring is nose-based snoring. Nose based snoring is a result of blocked nostrils. The blocked nostrils are a result of a deviated septum, allergies, cold or flu, taking certain types of medications, or smoking. If you find your nose to feel stuffy at night, it’s important to understand why it’s clogged. Once you figure out the cause, you can treat it accordingly. Taking allergy medication, quitting smoking, doing a nasal rinse, using nose strips, or getting corrective surgery for your deviated septum can alleviate snoring.