Hot flashes during the day are bad enough. These episodes feature sudden bursts of heat, drenching sweat, flushing in your face and neck, and a rapid heart rate that can leave you feeling anxious. Hot flashes at night (also known as night sweats) can feel even worse and even more intense, keeping you from getting the rest you desperately need.
When you want to know how to stop hot flashes at night, conventional wisdom suggests lifestyle changes like avoiding alcohol, spicy foods, stress, or flannel pajamas. Women who suffer from severe hot flashes and night sweats often seek relief in hormone replacement therapy or prescription drugs, but these approaches can have side effects that range from headaches and drowsiness to increased risk of disease. Natural therapies include herbal supplements, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. While these may reduce the frequency or lessen the severity of night sweats, they can't help to cool you down or get you back to sleep when you're in the middle of an episode.
That's where the Embr Wave® from Embr Labs comes in. As a personal, wearable device designed for thermal comfort, the Wave delivers instant, cooling relief that can stop hot flashes at night and help you get a better night's sleep.
Get temperature relief night or day with Embr Wave
The Wave make look like a stylish bracelet or sleek smartwatch, but inside its compact housing is a powerful thermoelectric heat pump that creates pleasing warm or cool sensations on the temperature-sensitive skin of your inner wrist. These sensations tap into your body's natural ability to alter your perception of temperature and help you feel more comfortable during hot flashes or night sweats.
How localized thermal sensations can comfort your whole body
Have you ever wrapped your hands around a hot cup of coffee to feel warmer on a cold day? Or splashed cold water on your face on a blistering day to help you feel cooler? Thermal sensations on one part of your skin can significantly affect your experience of temperature throughout your body. That's because the thermoreceptors in your skin are connected via neural pathways to the part of your brain that's responsible for emotion, pleasure, stress, and thermoregulation. By warming or cooling a small area of skin, you're sending a feel-good message to the brain that helps recalibrate the way the rest of your body experiences temperature.
Waveforms: precise pulses of thermal relief
Embr Wave takes advantage of this physical phenomenon by generating pulses of warm or cool sensations in precisely engineered patterns known as Waveforms. These sensations are designed to maximize relief in different situations. Each thermal session can last for 5 minutes to 9 hours, generating pleasing comfort at a temperature that's right for you.
How to stop hot flashes at night
When you're awakened by hot flashes at night, you can press a button on the Wave to instantly trigger a cooling session that will dissipate the effects and help you return to sleep. You can also use Fall Asleep cooling to lull you to sleep faster, or All Night cooling to keep you resting comfortably throughout the night.
Why do hot flashes occur at night?
While hot flashes can occur at any time of day, they feel more noticeable at night. This may be because during the night you have little else to distract you from your discomfort, or because sleeping hot prevents you from getting the rest you need.
While they can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, hot flashes and night sweats in women are usually associated with menopause. No one knows exactly why they happen, but it's thought that hot flashes are the result of the wild fluctuations in hormone levels that occur as women approach menopause. These changes can result in signals being mistakenly sent to the part of the brain that regulates body temperature, suggesting that the body is overheated and needs to cool down. To expel excess heat quickly, the brain triggers the blood vessels beneath the skin to open wide, creating a burst of heat and redness on the skin, and the sweat glands are pulled into action, perspiring heavily to help the body cool quickly.
Thermal wellness benefits
Along with mitigating hot flashes, Embr Wave offers benefits for thermal wellness in other areas of your life.
Control your experience with temperature
The Wave puts thermal comfort at your fingertips, no matter where you go or who's in charge of the thermostat. Participants in a UC Berkeley study found that using the Wave for just 3 minutes enabled them to feel 5°F warmer or cooler on average, and the Wave helped female participants feel up to 9°F cooler.
Get a good night's rest
In addition to helping stop hot flashes at night, the Wave can assist in improving sleep overall. Studies show that after two weeks of using Embr Wave, participants experienced less insomnia and fewer sleep disturbances.
Relieve your stress with on-demand thermal comfort
People often use temperature to relieve their stress, taking a warm bath after a hard day or using a cold compress to soothe their nerves. The Wave makes these temperature sensations available whenever you need them, generating precise waves of thermal comfort to help dissipate tension and induce calm.
Why choose Embr Wave to stop hot flashes at night?
A natural remedy
The Wave offers a safe, natural remedy for hot flashes that takes advantage of your body's ability to draw comfort from local thermal sensations. A small amount of cooling on the wrist sends a signal that encourages your body to cool down the way it wants to.
Embr Wave is an approved expense in many Flexible Spending Account (FSAs). To see if the Wave is eligible for your account, check with your employer or FSA administrator.
Optional financing with Affirm
When you buy your Wave with financing from Affirm, you can spread your payments out over 3, 6, 12 months or more, making it easy to get the relief you need on a budget that works for you.
Every Wave is shipped free to any address within the U.S.
Return your Embr Wave within 30 days for a full refund. See our return FAQs for details.
What are hot flashes at night?
Hot flashes at night, also known as night sweats, are intense bursts of warmth usually felt on the skin, face, neck, and chest. These episodes can be accompanied by heavy sweating, a rapid heart rate, and a sense of anxiety. In addition to interrupting your sleep, hot flashes at night can leave you drenched in sweat and make it difficult to rest comfortably. Hot flashes and night sweats can be caused by many things, but they're most closely associated with the hormonal changes that happen in the years around menopause.
What are some options to stop hot flashes at night?
To stop hot flashes at night, some women have turned to hormone replacement therapy or prescription medications to reduce the frequency and severity of episodes. However, these approaches typically have serious side effects. Herbal supplements, yoga, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes offer more natural remedies without side effects, but they don't deliver immediate relief for night sweats or hot flashes. In contrast, Embr Wave is a natural, safe, and unobtrusive option that offers immediate comfort day or night.
How does the Wave stop hot flashes at night?
Embr Wave creates precise pulses of cooling sensations on the temperature-sensitive skin of your inner wrist. Studies have shown that small sensations on one part of your wrist can change your comfort level and perception of temperature throughout your body. The thermal sensations generated by the Wave send a feel-good message to the brain that can quickly counteract the effects of hot flashes at night.