Hot flash relief products

Hot flash relief products

The problem with hot flash relief products

Hot flashes are an unpleasant fact of life for many women in the years around menopause. With sudden bursts of heat and uncontrolled sweating, hot flashes can leave you exhausted and embarrassed, especially when they happen in professional settings.

When you're experiencing these kinds of episodes, the only thing you want to know is how to stop hot flashes fast. Yet, the options for hot flash relief products have traditionally been pretty unsatisfactory. Herbal supplements offer a natural remedy for hot flashes that may reduce the frequency or severity of incidents, but they can't bring relief or comfort when you feel a hot flash coming on. Ice packs, cool mists, gels, and cold wraps promise immediate relief, but these products are often messy, clumsy, and conspicuous. You can't interrupt a board meeting or presentation to apply an ice pack or spray a cooling mist.

Fortunately, Embr Labs has developed a hot flash relief product that provides safe, immediate, and unobtrusive comfort during hot flashes. It's the Embr Wave®, a wearable device that harnesses your body's natural ability to draw comfort from local thermal sensations.

Embr Wave: instant relief for hot flashes

The Embr Wave is a thermal wristband that looks like a stylish smartwatch or bracelet. Packed inside its compact exterior is a powerful thermoelectric heat pump that can create a series of warm or cool sensations on demand. By gently cooling the temperature-sensitive skin of your inner wrist, the Wave activates a neural pathway to your brain that helps rebalance your sense of temperature—bringing faster relief than other hot flash relief products.

Why cool sensations on your wrist can bring comfort to your body
Studies prove that a small but concentrated thermal sensation in one part of your body like the wrist can change the way your entire body perceives temperature. The Wave works in the same way that wrapping your hands around a hot cup of coffee can help you warm up or splashing drops of icy cold water on your face can cool you down. These localized sensations send a signal of comfort to the part of your brain that controls emotion, stress, pleasure, and thermoregulation, altering your experience of temperature throughout your body. Unlike other hot flash relief products, the Wave gives you the ability to take advantage of this natural response mechanism on demand and discreetly, delivering relief from hot flashes whenever you need it.

What are hot flashes?

A hot flash is a sudden and unexpected burst of intense heat that may cause a person to sweat profusely, experience a rapid heart rate, and become flushed across the face and neck. Though they can be caused by many conditions or diseases, hot flashes are most commonly associated with menopause, and some women experience hot flashes in early pregnancy as well. Hot flashes at night are known as night sweats.

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The exact cause of hot flashes is unknown, but they're thought to be the result of fluctuating levels of hormones that make the brain believe the body needs to cool down fast. In response, the brain dilates the blood vessels near the skin and activates the sweat glands to expel heat quickly.

In the past, hot flash relief products have been unable to deliver the kind of relief you want when experiencing a hot flash in public or professional settings. During a hot flash, you don't want to run to the freezer for an ice pack, carry a fan with you all day long, or deal with the mess of cooling mists and gels. That's where Embr Wave is so helpful. It delivers immediate relief with the press of a button or a tap in the app. It stays with you anywhere you need to go. And it's so inconspicuous that no one will ever know you're getting cooling relief for hot flashes.

Take control with the Embr Wave 2 app

You can easily use the Wave by simply pressing buttons on the device. However, connecting your device to the Embr Wave 2 app unlocks the Wave's full potential, allowing you to create thermal experiences that are just right for you.

In the app, you'll find a variety of recommended warming and cooling sessions designed to bring greater comfort, better sleep, lower stress, and relief for hot flashes and night sweats. You can edit each session, choosing the temperature level and durations that range from 5 minutes to 9 hours. The app lets you reprogram the Wave's buttons to create shortcuts to your favorite thermal sessions, adjust the lights on the device, and track your usage to gain insight from your experiences with temperature. It also enables you to download improvements and updates for your device.

How thermal wellness benefits your life

Beyond hot flashes, Embr Wave lets you easily use temperature for wellness benefits in multiple areas of your life.

How it works

Comfort throughout the day
With the Wave, you have temperature relief on demand—all day long and no matter where you go. A study by UC Berkeley showed that using the Wave for just three minutes enabled participants to feel 5°F warmer or cooler on average, and women who took advantage of the Wave's cooling sensations were able to feel up to 9°F cooler.

Better sleep at night
The Wave features special thermal settings that can lull you to sleep faster and help you rest comfortably through the night for up to 9 hours at a time. Research shows that using Embr Wave for just two weeks resulted in fewer sleep disturbances, less insomnia, and greater relief from night sweats.

Relief from stress
The thermal sensations of the Wave offer relief from stress in the same way that a cold compress on your forehead or a warm cup of coffee in your hands can help dissipate tension. The Wave gives you the power to use therapeutic powers of warming and cooling on demand so you can quickly find relief during stressful moments.

FAQs

What are hot flashes?

Hot flashes are rapid bursts of heat felt on the skin that can last from roughly 30 seconds to 5 minutes. They're often accompanied by a heavy sweating, redness in the face and neck, and an increased or uneven heart rate. Hot flashes can be caused by a variety of conditions and diseases, but they're most often associated with menopause. Many women experience hot flashes for months, years, or even decades, as hot flashes after menopause are common as well.

What are hot flash relief products?

Traditional hot flash relief products include herbal supplements that may help reduce the severity or frequency of hot flashes but offer no immediate relief during an episode. Products like ice packs, gels, and cooling mists provide more comfort in the moment, but they can be cumbersome, messy, and not at all discreet. In contrast, Embr Wave offers a solution for how to stop hot flashes that's easy, immediate, and completely unobtrusive.

How does the Wave bring relief for hot flashes?

Embr Wave is a smart thermal wristband that generates cool sensations on the temperature-sensitive skin of your inner wrist. These waves of cool relief send a feel-good signal to the brain that helps recalibrate your perception of temperature to help you feel better in seconds.

Woman adjusting the rose gold Embr Wave 2 on her left wrist.

Menopause relief you can take anywhere.

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