Controlling hot flashes

Controlling hot flashes

Controlling hot flashes may be easier than you think

When you experience hot flashes, it can feel like you've lost control of your body. You feel powerless to stop the uncontrollable sweating and the burning sensation on your skin. There's little you can do to prevent your face, neck, and chest from turning red. And the anxiety caused by your uneven heart rate may be doubled by the embarrassment you feel when your hot flashes occur in public or at work.

Until now, the typical remedies for controlling hot flashes have been hormone therapy, prescription drugs, herbal remedies, and lifestyle changes. Yet, none of these approaches offer hot flash relief that is simultaneously safe, scientific, effective, and immediate. That's why Embr Labs has developed the Wave®, a smart wristband that instantly delivers cool relief for hot flashes—anywhere you go, any time of the day or night.

Embr Wave—wearable tech for controlling hot flashes

The Embr Wave is a device about the size of a smartwatch that packs a lot of power when it comes to controlling hot flashes. Using a compact thermoelectric heat pump, the Wave generates a series of cool or warm sensations on your inner wrist that last from 5 minutes up to 9 hours at a time. These thermal sensations stimulate a natural brain pathway that changes how you perceive temperature and helps you feel more comfortable.

The science of localized thermal therapy
Wondering how a cool feeling on your wrists can help with controlling hot flashes that drench your whole body in sweat? The Wave takes advantage of a physical phenomenon you're already familiar with. Think of how, on a blisteringly hot day, dipping your toe in a cool lake or stream can instantly change your perception of temperature. Or how holding a hot cup of tea in your hands can help you feel not just warmer but also cozy and relaxed. These actions take advantage of your body's natural ability to rebalance your sense of comfort by simply changing the temperature on a small bit of skin.

These localized thermal sensations on sensitive parts of your skin send a comforting signal to the part of your brain that deals with emotion, stress, pleasure, and thermoregulation. The Wave harnesses this biological response, generating carefully engineered pulses of pleasing warmth or coolness to communicate with your brain and change your comfort level. Unlike hot flash relief products or cooling bands made of ice packs or cooling gels (which aren't always convenient, accessible, or discreet), the Wave delivers relief in precise, repeatable sessions that you can access at the press of a button. It's sleek and totally silent, so you can use it anywhere —without anyone ever needing to know that you're using it.

What are hot flashes—and how can I control them?

Though they can be caused by a variety of medical conditions and lifestyle factors, hot flashes are usually associated with menopause. It's believed that fluctuating hormones cause your internal thermostat to misfunction at times, sending signals that your body needs to cool down quickly. Your brain responds by triggering your sweat glands and widening the blood vessels just below your skin, releasing intense heat and causing your skin to turn red.

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For some women, hot flashes are merely an infrequent nuisance that last a few months or more. But for many women, hot flashes are a lasting, intense, unsettling, and embarrassing experience, especially when they occur in professional settings.

Controlling hot flashes has typically meant embarking on hormone replacement therapy or taking prescription medications, both of which can have serious side effects. That's caused many women to seek natural remedies for hot flashes without hormones, turning to yoga, meditation, diet, and lifestyle changes to lessen the frequency and severity of their episodes. While these remedies are helpful to some, they don't deliver the immediate relief and control you need when hot flashes occur. Yoga can't rescue you if a hot flash strikes in the middle of a board meeting—but the Wave can.

How can I control hot flashes with Embr Wave?
Controlling hot flashes with the Wave is easy. When you feel the telltale signs coming on, simply press a button on the side of the device and you'll immediately initiate a series of cooling sensations that are precisely engineered to deliver relief. You can adjust the Wave to find the temperature that's just right for you, and you can select cooling sessions that can last from 5 minutes up to 9 hours, helping to control hot flashes in the moment or all night long.

Greater comfort. Better sleep. Less stress.

In addition to controlling hot flashes, Embr Wave offers benefits for sleep, daily comfort, and stress reduction.

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A better night's sleep
Fall Asleep and All Night sessions offer calming waves designed to help lull you into slumber and keep you comfortable throughout the night, for up to 9 continual hours. Cooling with Embr Wave has been clinically proven to help reduce insomnia, minimize sleep disturbance, and dissipate nighttime hot flashes.

Comfort all day long
The Wave provides instant and personalized cooling or warmth at the press of a button or a tap in the app. A study found that the Wave's thermal sensations can help the average person feel 5°F warmer or cooler after just three minutes. The effects were shown to be even more dramatic with women in particular, with female participants reporting a difference in temperature up to 9°F.

A lower stress level
Temperature can be a powerful tool for reducing stress and managing stress hot flashes. Think of how a warm bath or a cool compress can help dissolve the tensions of a tough day. The Wave lets you generate relaxing thermal sensations whenever you need them to help sooth your nerves during difficult times.

The Embr Wave app

The Embr Wave 2 app delivers even greater control over your thermal comfort. While you don't need the app to enjoy the warming and cooling sensations generated by the Wave, it unlocks new features and settings with additional levels of precision and functionality. With the app, you can:

  • Enjoy precisely designed thermal sessions for improving sleep, increasing comfort, lowering stress, and controlling hot flashes.
  • Choose session lengths that range from 5 minutes to 9 hours.
  • Edit, save, and rename sessions to personalize your temperature settings.
  • Create shortcuts for your favorite cooling and warming sessions by reprogramming the Wave's buttons.
  • Track your usage of this powerful thermal device and gain insights from your experience with temperature.
  • Download improvements and updates for your Wave device.

FAQs

What are hot flashes?

Hot flashes are sudden feelings of warmth in your body that may be accompanied by excessive sweating, faster or uneven heart rate, feelings of anxiety, and redness across the face, neck, and chest. Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause and perimenopause and can also be a side effect of treatments for certain types of cancer and several other medical conditions. Intense hot flashes can make it difficult for people to carry out everyday activities.

How does Embr Wave help with controlling hot flashes?

The Wave is a smart wristband that delivers pulses of warm or cool sensations to the temperature-sensitive skin on your inner wrist. This localized thermal sensation taps into your body's natural ability to deliver comfort by changing the way you perceive temperature, helping you feel more comfortable overall. For help controlling hot flashes, the device provides concentrated waves of coolness that offer instant relief and help to manage discomfort.

What are night sweats?

Night sweats are a type of hot flash that occurs during sleep. While they are a common symptom of menopause, these episodes may also be caused by sleep disorders, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, drug addiction, cancer treatments, and other diseases.

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(Especially on those occasional nights when you can't seem to get back to sleep.)