There are plenty of remedies for hot flashes, but many come with serious side effects. Hormone replacement therapy can leave you with mood swings, nausea, and headaches, as well as greater risks for cancer, blood clots, and gallstones. Prescription medicines often cause dizziness, fatigue, and decreased libido. And while lifestyle changes, supplements, yoga, and meditation can lessen the frequency or severity of hot flashes, you can't stop to do yoga when you feel a hot flash coming on during a board meeting.
That's where the Embr Wave® from Embr Labs can help. It's a personal, wearable device that harnesses your body's natural ability to recalibrate temperature. It's also one of the few hot flash remedies that delivers safe and instant relief—without anyone else needing to know.
Embr Wave: a safe, wearable remedy for hot flashes
The Wave may look like a stylish smartwatch or bracelet, but it packs some pretty advanced thermoelectric technology into its sleek form. It's designed to silently generate a series of pleasing warm or cool sensations on the inside of your wrist that can last from 5 minutes up to 9 hours. These sensations send feel-good signals to your brain to rapidly change your perception of temperature.
How does it work?
The skin on your inner wrist is highly sensitive to temperature. It's full of thermoreceptors that register both warm and cool sensations and communicate this information to the brain through the same neural networks that govern pleasure, emotion, stress, and thermoregulation. By applying precise thermal sensations to this one spot on your body, Embr Wave taps into a natural response mechanism that delivers comfort by rebalancing your sense of temperature.
It follows the same principle as the pleasant feelings you get from wrapping your hands around a warm cup of cocoa or placing a cool cloth on your forehead. In these moments, a bit of warming or cooling in just one spot on your body changes the way you experience temperature overall. Embr Wave harnesses this phenomenon in a safe and repeatable way, delivering an on-demand hot flash remedy with the press of a button or a tap in the Embr Wave app.
Backed by science
A study conducted with Johnson & Johnson showed that women using the Wave felt a 168% improvement in their ability to control their hot flashes. A separate study with UC Berkeley found that after just three minutes of a thermal session with the Wave, women reported feeling up to 9°F cooler.
Why the Wave is a powerful hot flash remedy
Hot flashes are sudden bursts of heat felt on the skin and accompanied by heavy sweating and flushing in the face, neck, and chest. While the exact cause is unknown, they are thought to be the result of fluctuating hormone levels that mistakenly send a signal to your brain suggesting the body is overheating. This signal triggers a series of actions to cool down quickly. The blood vessels beneath the skin open up to expel heat. Your sweat glands begin perspiring heavily, and your heart rate begins to beat rapidly. While a single hot flash may last only 30 seconds to a few minutes, many women experience severe episodes for years or even decades.
While there are plenty of remedies on the market, few offer the "holy grail" of hot flash relief: a natural remedy for hot flashes that delivers instant relief with no side effects anywhere and anytime, conveniently and discreetly. That's exactly what you get with Embr Wave.
How to use the Wave
When you feel a hot flash coming on, simply press a button on the Wave or tap the app for immediate relief. The Wave will begin generating a series of carefully engineered thermal pulses designed to maximize cooling relief. You can control the exact temperature and duration of each session, delivering the quick relief you need to get on with your work and your life.
Unlock more thermal comfort with the app
Connect your Wave wristband to the Embr Wave 2 app to gain even greater control over your thermal experiences. Available from the iOS App Store or Google Play, the Wave's mobile app unlocks new features and settings that deliver more functionality and personalization options for your temperature experiences. Take advantage of settings especially designed to improve sleep, lower stress, increase comfort, or manage insomnia and hot flashes at night. Create custom thermal experiences by editing, saving, and renaming sessions or choosing session lengths that range from 5 minutes to 9 hours.
Why choose Embr Wave over other hot flash remedies?
A natural remedy for hot flashes
Working with your body's natural response to local thermal sensations, the Wave's wearable cooling devices offer safe, immediate, discreet relief for hot flashes anytime you need it.
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You may return your Wave within 30 days for a full refund if you're not satisfied with the device as a remedy for hot flashes.
What are hot flashes and remedies for them?
Hot flashes are sudden feelings of extreme warmth that are often accompanied by redness in the face and neck, heavy perspiration, an uneven or elevated heart rate, and anxiety. Hot flashes are most commonly associated with menopause, but they can also be the result of other diseases and conditions such as hypothyroidism, drug addiction, and treatment for certain types of cancer. Common medical remedies include hormone replacement therapy and prescription drugs, but these can have serious side effects. Natural remedies include herbal supplements, yoga, meditation, and lifestyle changes. However, none of these options can deliver immediate relief during a hot flash. Embr Wave offers a more effective alternative – a wearable device that delivers thermal sensations on the inner wrist that can help dissipate the effects of hot flashes.
What are night sweats?
Night sweats are hot flashes that happen during sleep. While anxiety, sleep disorders, and other conditions can cause night sweats, women most often experience these nighttime hot flashes during menopause.
Do men get hot flashes, too?
Men may experience hot flashes as the result of low testosterone, stress, depression, or anxiety. A prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy is another common cause of hot flashes in men.