Hot flashes are difficult to manage at any time, but when they happen in professional situations, they're doubly stressful. The sudden burst of heat and drenching sweat can make it almost impossible to focus on simple tasks, let alone keep your cool during a board meeting or a client presentation. And while there are lots of hot flash remedies on the market, most are unappealing for professional women. After all, you can't pitch a client with an ice pack strapped to your chest or a cooling towel wrapped around your neck.
Embr Labs offers a natural, convenient alternative for managing hot flashes in early pregnancy. It's the Embr Wave®, a stylish wristband that delivers discreet and powerful cooling relief at the press of a button, so you can get on with your day without anyone else needing to know what's going on.
Embr Wave: immediate relief for hot flashes
At first glance, Embr Wave looks a bit like a smartwatch or a bracelet. But beneath its attractive exterior, this sleek wearable packs big relief when it comes to thermal discomfort. The Wave contains a compact heat exchanger that generates warm or cool sensations that are felt on the temperature-sensitive skin of your inner wrist. These sensations send a feel-good signal to your brain, tapping into your body's natural ability to rebalance your perception of temperature and soothe the effects of hot flashes while pregnant or in menopause.
What causes hot flashes in early pregnancy?
Whether they occur in early pregnancy or during menopause, hot flashes are caused by changing levels of hormones in your body. It's believed that lower levels of estrogen are responsible for causing your internal thermostat to believe your body is overheating. As a result, your brain triggers a hot flash to get rid of heat quickly, dilating the blood vessels beneath the skin to release warmth and activating your sweat glands to cool you down fast.
How to stop hot flashes with Embr Wave
When you feel a hot flash about to strike, you can simply press a button on the side of Embr Wave or tap the mobile app. You'll instantly feel a series of cool, calming waves on your skin, while your brain and body work in the background to counteract the false signals of the hot flash and help you feel cooler in seconds.
Managing hot flashes in early pregnancy
When you're dealing with hot flashes in pregnancy, you need safe, noninvasive solutions that won't get in your way, especially when you're already managing a host of other symptoms and concerns. Embr Wave works with your body, letting you harness an innate response you're already familiar with: Think of how a cold compress on the back of your neck can help your whole body feel cooler on a hot day. Or how, on a chilly night, holding a mug of hot tea in your hands can make you feel warmer and cozier from head to toe. The right amount of temperature in the right spot and at the right time can have a huge impact on how you feel all over.
Embr Wave gives you access to on-demand thermal sensations that have been carefully calibrated to bring you this same kind of natural relief when you need it most, all while staying as safe as touching a warm mug or cold glass.
Unlock more potential with the Embr Wave 2 app
Connect your Embr Wave to the mobile app (available from the iOS App Store or Google Play) to unlock more features and get even more relief with personalized thermal experiences. You'll be able to explore a library of cooling and warming sessions designed to increase your comfort, reduce stress, enhance sleep, and manage hot flashes. You can edit, save, and rename these sessions and change intensity and duration, with options that range from 5 minutes up to 9 hours. The app also lets you reprogram the Wave's buttons to create shortcuts, and to download updates and improvements for your device.
Benefits for thermal wellness
With the Wave on your wrist, you can take control of your experience with temperature, no matter where you go. A UC Berkeley study found that participants felt an average of 5° warmer or cooler after using Embr Wave for just three minutes, and that women in particular felt an improvement of as much as 9°F.
When you're feeling anxious and your stress level is rising, the Wave's soothing sensations can help you relax and feel more collected at the touch of a button. If you've ever taken a bath at the end of a tough day to unwind or stepped outside for a breath of cool air to calm your nerves, you know how powerful temperature can be in alleviating stress. Embr Wave lets you access therapeutic warming or cooling whenever you need it most.
Embr Wave features two types of thermal sessions that are specifically created to promote sleep. Fall Asleep sessions use gradually slowing waves to help you drift off more easily, and All Night sessions feature steady waves of cool or warm comfort to keep you resting easily through the night.
Why choose Embr Wave?
A natural approach to managing hot flashes
Embr Wave provides a remedy for managing hot flashes in early pregnancy that is effective, safe, and completely natural. It's designed to work in harmony with your body, with no drugs, hormones, or unwanted side effects.
Many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) consider Embr Wave an approved expense. Check with your FSA administrator or employer to see what's covered under your plan.
Optional financing with Affirm
When you buy your Embr Wave with financing from Affirm, you may be able to spread out your payments over 3 to 12 months or more, making it easy to get the relief you need for hot flashes in early pregnancy.
Free shipping to any address in the U.S. is included with any purchase of Embr Wave.
If you're not happy with the relief Embr Wave provides, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.
What are hot flashes?
Hot flashes are a response to hormonal changes that can throw off the body's internal thermostat. These fluctuations cause the brain to believe the body is overheating, triggering a hot flash designed to expel heat quickly by warming the skin and activating the sweat glands. Hot flashes are commonly associated with menopause, but they can also be induced by stress, medications, cancer treatments, and other hormonal changes.
Why do women get hot flashes in early pregnancy?
Hot flashes in early pregnancy are likely caused by the same hormonal fluctuations that affect women during menopause. Specifically, lower levels of estrogen early in pregnancy are believed to cause the brain's thermoregulation center to be ultra-sensitive to temperature changes. At times, this results in the brain mistakenly believing that the body is too hot and needs to cool off quickly, leading to an episode we know as a hot flash.
How does Embr Wave provide relief for hot flashes?
Embr Wave is a smart wristband that creates soothing waves of warm or cool sensations that are felt on the temperature-sensitive skin of the inner wrist. When the nerves in the skin register these sensations, they respond by sending a feel-good message to the brain. The brain in turn tells the body to recalibrate its sense of how hot or cold it feels, with the goal of making the whole body feel more comfortable. The Wave is uniquely designed to harness this natural ability to use temperature as a way of restoring balance and feeling better, allowing you to get safe and powerful relief from hot flashes whenever you need it.