What the pH?

What the pH?

Flashback to high school chemistry class and there you are, listening to the teacher drone on about the pH scale. You roll your eyes hard because “OMG, I am never going to use this information, ever, for the rest of my life”.  Fast forward and now you’re seriously wondering if that whole pH thing can somehow make your skin more glowy and your headaches go away?! Yes, it can! So, let’s embrace the science for a moment with a quick review of pH. 

Very simply, pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is. The range goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. A pH of less than 7 indicates acidity, whereas a pH of greater than 7 indicates alkalinity. That’s easy enough to remember, but why does it matter to you? Well, your body can only survive within a narrow pH range, and fluctuations can create problems ranging from an increased risk of disease to dehydrated and prematurely aging skin. Luckily, your body does a pretty good job of keeping it all in check, but as usual, lifestyle goes a long way to support optimal pH balance and wellness. 


The inside of your body has a natural pH that is slightly alkaline, around 7.35 on the pH scale. When it’s in balance, you feel more energized, your mood is stable, your immune system functions well, and you have a lower risk of inflammation. Under perfect circumstances your body maintains that balance, but your day-to-day activities and stressors can throw things off kilter, creating too much acidity. 

The symptoms of high acidity can be fatigue, headaches, restlessness, brain fog, digestive issues, achy joints, and skin problems. Sound familiar? Eating lots of alkalizing foods like celery, broccoli, ginger, avocado, and almonds can do a great job reducing acidity. Nutrition is one part of the pH balance answer, but your body will give you big bonus points for reducing stress with healthy, restorative sleep habits.

It’s true that just one night of insufficient sleep can increase your body’s acidity levels, and as a result, your day suffers. Prioritizing sleep and finding ways to support healthy sleep habits is so important to your general wellbeing.

Sleep doesn’t just make you feel good, it makes your skin more radiant too. Missing sleep or not getting enough lowers skin pH, affecting moisture levels, leading to dryness, fine lines and skin that is prone to aging prematurely. Collagen is produced while you sleep, which is part of the repair process making skin plumper and less likely to wrinkle. “Beauty sleep” is more than just a catchy phrase. 

Your skin’s barrier is slightly acidic on the pH scale, typically falling somewhere between 4.5 – 6. It’s an ideal condition for keeping moisture in and bacteria out. If your skin becomes too alkaline, the result is flakiness and redness. If it’s too acidic, you’ll increase your chances of inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and acne. 

There’s a reason “pH balanced” is such a big focus for skin care manufacturers. Everything that touches your skin will impact its delicate pH balance, affecting the way it looks and feels - that includes toxins in the air, water in the shower, skin care products, and even your pillowcase. More about your pillowcase later – Nollapelli has a beauty secret!


We know that sleep is the foundation of health and Nollapelli fabric technology helps you get deeply restorative sleep, supporting both internal and external pH processes. By combining skin-loving, eco-friendly fibers and silky polymer yarns in a unique dual-face construction, we developed a fabric innovation that improves sleep quality. The side of the sheet in direct contact with your body stays cool, dry, and smooth. The underside absorbs and quickly dissipates any excess moisture. The result is much less tossing and turning so you rack up more complete sleep cycles throughout the night. You wake feeling rested.

Nollapelli’s innovative fabric is pH balanced – that’s our little beauty secret! Our pillowcases provide optimal overnight conditions for a truly radiant complexion. Sleeping on Nollapelli bed sheets with skin friendly pH helps boost skin cell turnover, prevent dehydration, and nurture the skin’s microbiome. In other words, real beauty sleep.

You’ll wake up with naturally vibrant skin, no sleep lines, and a perfect foundation for healthy skin. Plus, Nollapelli’s moisture balancing technology and luxuriously smooth weave prevents damaging skin friction caused by traditional bedding (we're looking at you, 100% cotton). 

So, maybe you didn’t ace that chemistry test on the pH scale back in high school, but it’s okay because now you know! We’d never suggest sleeping through science class, but we do recommend learning how to get restorative sleep every night. Nollapelli bedding offers innovative technology for the softest, most comfortable way to sleep your way to better health and vibrant skin. 

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This content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. 

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