Objective measurements of several sound level indices were made on 32 subjects referred because of snoring and who subsequently underwent uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). The measurements were repeated approximately 6 months post-UPPP. The indices were compared with the subjective assessment of snoring by both the subject and his/her bed partner. Correlations between objective and subjective assessments were generally weak and were strongest when the supine posture only was considered. The index which correlated best with subjective assessment was the level which 1% of the sound level samples exceeded.