Besides being in the middle of the face and influencing our facial aesthetics, the nose has very specific functions allowing us to breathe and smell. Impairments to these functions can cause significant issues with one's quality of life (including how we sleep). We all have had "colds" and the nasal congestion we experience during these unforgettable times can be quite debilitating. So we all can appreciate the well-being of breathing through our noses properly. The nose contains several important structures which influences the way we breathe. Some of the most common problems that can affect the way we breathe through our nose include: a deviated nasal septum, compromised internal nasal valve, enlarged inferior turbinates, nasal bone fractures, and chronic sinusitis.