There are lots of approaches to dealing with hot flashes after menopause, but few that deliver safe, immediate, and discreet relief. Hormone replacement therapy, prescription drugs, yoga, meditation, and lifestyle changes can help minimize the number of incidents and their severity, but they're not able to offer help for menopause symptoms in the moment. Menopause cooling products like ice packs, cooling towels, spray mists, and gels are intended to provide fast relief. However, these options are often messy and cumbersome, and they're impossible to use in an inconspicuous way at work (imagine having to stop in the middle of an important presentation to grab a cooling towel out of the office freezer).
That's where the Embr Wave® from Embr Labs can help. This sleek wearable device provides effective, convenient, and totally discreet relief for hot flashes after menopause, giving you the power to cool down quickly—anytime, anywhere, with no one else needing to know what's going on.
Embr Wave: cool comfort for hot flashes
Embr Wave is a lightweight wristband that might look like a bracelet or a smartwatch at first glance. But packed inside its stylish exterior is a powerful thermoelectric heat pump that can instantly generate warm or cool sensations at the press of a button. Worn on your inner wrist, where your skin is particularly sensitive to temperature, the Wave creates pleasing thermal sensations in precisely calibrated patterns that help to harness your body's natural ability to use temperature as a way to feel better and restore balance.
Why do hot flashes occur after menopause?
Hot flashes are thought to happen when changing hormone levels cause the brain to mistakenly believe the body is too hot. The brain's thermoregulation center signals the sweat glands to rev up, causing heavy perspiration in an effort to cool down quickly. The brain also triggers blood vessels beneath the skin to dilate, causing the burst of sudden heat on the face, neck, and chest that's usually associated with hot flashes. These hormone changes can start as many as 10 years before menopause and continue for a decade after. In addition to hot flashes, fluctuating hormones can also cause night sweats (hot flashes that occur during sleep) and menopause chills or cold sweats.
How the Wave helps with hot flashes after menopause
To help with hot flashes after menopause, Embr Wave takes advantage of an innate connection between sensitive thermoreceptors on your wrist and the part of your brain that's associated with stress, pleasure, emotion, and thermoregulation. By simply warming or cooling the skin on your inner wrist, a feel-good message is sent to the brain that changes your perception of your temperature and comfort.
This reaction is the same thing that's happening when dipping just your feet in cold water helps you chill out on a sweltering day, or how wrapping your hands around a hot mug of tea can help you feel warmer all over. Your body is naturally able to recalibrate its perception of temperature in response to a small amount of warming or cooling applied at the right time and in the right place. The Wave works on the same principle, but with advanced technology that is designed to deliver precise and repeatable sensations to maximize your relief and comfort.
What studies reveal
A peer-reviewed study with Johnson & Johnson showed that participants who used Embr Wave to manage hot flashes reported a 168% improvement in their ability to control their sense of temperature. The same study also revealed that the Wave can help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep at night by 28%, helping to bring relief for insomnia caused by menopausal symptoms.
The Embr Wave 2 app
Available from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, the Embr Wave 2 app unlocks the full potential of your device, enabling you to customize thermal settings and access additional features. With the app, you can explore sessions designed to better manage stress, sleep, comfort, and hot flashes. You can also edit, save, and rename sessions, and choose custom lengths that range from 5 minutes to 9 hours. The app also lets you reprogram the buttons on the Wave to create shortcuts to your favorite warming and cooling sessions, to download improvements and updates for the device, and to track your usage so you can learn from your patterns and get even more relief.
Better sleep. All day comfort. Reduced stress.
Along with help for hot flashes, Embr Wave lets you use temperature for benefits in many other areas of life.
Get a better night's sleep
When you're seeking menopause insomnia remedies, Embr Wave offers thermal sessions specifically designed to help you fall asleep easier and keep you resting comfortably through the night for up to 9 hours at a time. A study performed with Johnson & Johnson revealed that participants who used the Wave for just two weeks were able to reduce insomnia, minimize sleep disturbances, and experience fewer nighttime hot flashes.
Control your comfort
The Wave puts temperature relief at your fingertips, no matter where you go or who's in control of the thermostat. You can rely on Embr Wave to deliver all-day comfort, providing cool relief in rooms that feel too hot and soothing warmth whenever you feel too cold.
Lower your stress level
Temperature can be highly effective at reducing stress—just think of the way a warm bath or a cool compress can melt away tension at the end of a long day. The Wave gives you the power to produce these thermal sensations on demand, choosing relaxing waves of soothing warmth or cool refreshment to help you feel calmer in stressful moments.
More reasons to choose Embr Wave
A natural remedy
Embr Wave taps into your body's instinctual ability to comfort itself with local thermal sensations. It's a natural, safe, and noninvasive way to get relief from hot flashes after menopause.
Many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow the Wave as an approved expense. To see what's covered under your plan, check with your employer or FSA administrator.
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If the Wave isn't right for you, return it within 30 days for a full refund.
What are hot flashes?
A hot flash is a sudden feeling of warmth in the body, usually felt most intensely on the face, neck, and chest. Hot flashes can be accompanied by heavy sweating, a rapid heart rate, feelings of anxiety, and a sudden chill as the hot flash winds down. When these episodes happen in the years around menopause, they are thought to be the result of changing hormone levels that cause the brain's thermoregulation center to mistakenly believe the body needs to cool down quickly. The result is a series of physiological actions designed to expel heat fast.
Why do some women have hot flashes after menopause?
It's not unusual for some women to experience hot flashes after menopause for up to 10 years. It's believed that these episodes are the result of the body continuing to adjust to the lower levels of hormones.
What can help with hot flashes?
Embr Wave is a smart, thermal wristband that produces pleasant cooling sensations that are felt on the temperature-sensitive skin of the inner wrist. These sensations stimulate a natural connection to the brain that helps the body use temperature as a way of creating balance and feeling better.